Andy Statman Trio
Andy Statman, 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow and one of his generation's premier mandolinists and clarinetists, thinks of his compositions and performances as "spontaneous American-roots music and personal, prayerful hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz." This modest man takes for granted that a performer might embody several worlds in his art, and seems humbled by the fact that his music, like his story, is extraordinary. Having studied mandolin with master David Grisman, and klezmer clarinet under the incredible David Tarras, Andy's musicianship runs almost as deep as his spirituality. The trio, which includes bassist Jim Whitney and percussionist Larry Eagle, creates a dialogue between themselves and the audience with their unconstrained meditations on hasidic music and groove-driven explorations of American-roots music. A totally unselfconscious performer, Andy Statman leaves audiences elated and at times mystified, having experienced a musical performance unlike any other.
This show will take place at Common Fence Music's Portsmouth Mainstage, an intimate 200 seat listening room located at Common Fence Point Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI. Doors open at 7pm, the show begins at 8pm. All Portsmouth shows are BYOB & picnic.
Common Fence Music Hall (View)
933 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871