The Bee Eaters Present: Shasta String Summit On Tour
Tristan and Tashina Clarridge began learning violin at age two, and have spent the past 3 decades immersed in a broad range of rich musical learning environments. Introduced early on to the life-changing community of music camps, they studied from luminaries such as Darol Anger, Alasdair Fraser, Mark OConnor, Bruce Molsky, Natalie MacMaster, and others. Through the freedom of self-directed home-schooling and natural rural lifestyle, they were encouraged and nurtured to explore what they loved most, eventually leading them down a life path of music.
To share and strengthen the interwoven connectedness of music, community, and culture, Tashina and Tristan Clarridge co-founded the Shasta Music Summit, uniting the highest level of musical masterminds with students of all ages, for a series of workshops and all-star concerts, in a holistic community environment. Now in its 13th year, the Shasta Music Summit is revered by many as a powerful musical and social melting pot.
This tour will showcase some of those inter-generational connections and collaborations that have evolved at Shasta over the years.
Hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman brings a whole new approach to an instrument that has previously been thought to have limited range and technique. His inventive virtuosic touch and sophisticated rhythmic sensibilities are redefining his instrument and earning the attention of musicians all over the world.
Ben Krakauer is a five-string banjo player and multi-instrumentalist with roots in bluegrass, jazz, and old-time music. He was a founding member of the bluegrass/jazz/Latin/pop string band Old School Freight Train. In 2005-2006, he toured and performed with mandolinist and Dawg music founder David Grisman. Since 2006, he has performed in various small group configurations with Tashina Clarridge, Tristan Clarridge, Simon Chrisman, Grant Gordy, Dominick Leslie, Luke Price, Rachel Price, and others. He has recorded banjo on productions by Acoustic Disc, CMH Records, and the Fiddle Masters Series.
Scott Valley United Methodist Parish (View)
137 Diggles Road
Etna, CA 96027
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