The Bluegrass Characters / Chris Berardo Trio at East Rock Concert Series - Saturday January 12, at mActivity, New Haven
Fernando Pinto Presents: The Bluegrass Characters / Chris Berardo Trio
at East Rock Concert Series - Saturday January 12, at mActivity, New Haven
Tickets $15. Adv. $20. DOS - 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.
+ Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos
Silvermine, CT's Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos have spent the last several years touring much of the country, playing hundreds of shows with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, The Marshall Tucker Band, Reckless Kelly, America, David Allan Coe, (the late, great) Levon Helm, Little Feat, NRBQ, Molly Hatchet, Badfinger, Kevin Welch, Blue Rodeo, Brave Combo, Enter The Hagiss, Band of Heathens and many others, as well as countless appearances as headliners everywhere from top-notch listening rooms to beer-soaked bar rooms.
Their Lamon Records release, "Ignoring All The Warning Signs" rose to #49 on the Billboard Americana Chart, #15 on The Roots Music Report and was in rotation on over 100 stations in the U.S. The upcoming album "Wilder All The Time" was recorded at Cedar Creek Studios in Austin TX and produced by David Abeyta of Reckless Kelly fame. It features performances by Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks) and revered Texas singer/songwriter Walt Wilkins. Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos are for folks who refuse to be bound by useless categories ... Rock, Pop, Country.
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