The Bluegrass Characters at East Rock Concert Series - Saturday January 12, at mActivity, New Haven
Fernando Pinto Presents: The Bluegrass Characters at East Rock Concert Series
Saturday January 12, at mActivity, New Haven
Tickets $15. Adv. $20. at the Door
Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7pm
The Bluegrass Characters
Connecticuts premier purveyors of American roots music The Bluegrass Characters are coming to East Rock Concert Series! When you hear this group you will understand why bluegrass is a world-wide phenomenon. Phil Zimmerman (Last Fair Deal) and Betsy Rome (Too Blue) share vocal duties and take care of mandolin and guitar, respectively. Pete Kelly (Michael Cleveland band) is on bass and Pepe Lemeris (Grass Routes) holds down the banjo position.
The Bluegrass Characters were assembled in 2007 by the legendary Grammy-winning fiddler and Dobroist Stacy Phillips, and led by him until his untimely death in 2018. They continue to champion Stacys mission of bringing authentic Bluegrass music to Northern urban audiences.
The Bluegrass Characters deliver straight-ahead traditional mountain-style Bluegrass with soaring vocals and hard-driving instrumentals, following the recipe laid down by Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, and other pioneers of the genre. Longtime veterans of the New England Bluegrass music scene Phil Zimmerman (mandolin), Andy Bromage (guitar), Rick Brodsky (bass), and Pete Kelly (banjo) form the core of The Bluegrass Characters. Their performances have featured guest appearances by leading Bluegrass musicians like Tony Trischka, Andy Statman, Chris Brashear, Betsy Rome, Sofia Chiarandini, Joe Lemeris, and Korey Brodsky.
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