The Bee Eaters
"The Bee Eaters are the instrumental cream of the brand new string nation." - Darol Anger
"It is a joy to hear both the exploration of this music and the grounding of it simultaneously. - Edgar Meyer
"These Bee Eaters have bowled me over! ... the highest rung of the musical ladder. - Tony Trisheka
The Bee Eaters boasts four of the most accomplished, creative young talents of the new generation, tracing roots back to the musical traditions of bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, jazz and pop. The quartet combines the strong, striking music of hammered dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman and banjo phenomenon Wes Corbett with the inimitable sound of brother-sister fiddle duo Tristan and Tashina Clarridge.
Tristan, an inventive cellist and 5-time Grand National Fiddle Champion, tours with Crooked Still and Darol Angers Republic of Strings and has performed with Mike Marshall, Bruce Molsky, and Cape Breton fiddle phenomenon Natalie MacMaster.
His sister Tashina, the 2005 Grand National Fiddle Champion, has toured with Mark OConnor and Tony Trischka and has performed at Carnegie Hall as part of MacArthur Fellow/Grammy-winning bassist Edgar Meyer's Young Artists program.
Since starting banjo at age 16, 22-year-old Wesley Corbett has toured internationally with North Carolinas bluegrass sensation The Biscuit Burners and appeared with the David Grisman Quintet, Matt Glaser, and numerous other groups; he also currently tours with Joy Kills Sorrow.
Wesleys longtime musical collaborator, hammered dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman, has performed with Darol Anger and Mike Marshall, opened for Bill Frisell, and at 16 was a scholarship guest artist at the Augusta Heritage Festival in West Virginia. His sophisticated rhythmic sense and ingenious tonal flexibility, on an instrument usually considered limited, has created a buzz among musicians all over the world.
The result of the foursomes collaboration is an elegant fusion of tradition and innovation. The Bee Eaters are a powerful creative force at the forefront of the emerging New Acoustic music scene. Their first record, produced by Darol Anger, will be released in early 2009.
Tickets also at:
Yabobo - 530-478-9114
Briar Patch - 530-272-5333
Cherry Records - 530-823-2147
Brown Paper Tickets - 800-838-3006
Body Balance Studio
151 Mill Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
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