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Dirk Powell & John Doyle
Empty Sea Studios
Seattle, WA
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Dirk Powell & John Doyle
Northwest Folklife and Empty Sea Studios are proud to present the first concert in Folklife Masters, a new acoustic music concert series.

Folklife Masters presents one-of-a-kind concerts which bring master musicians from different traditions together to collaborate and inspire on stage.  A portion of the proceeds go directly to Northwest Folklife.

Dirk Powell & John Doyle:
Old-Time and Cajun meet the Irish tradition

Currently on tour as Joan Baez's backing band, fiddler/banjoist/singer Dirk Powell and guitarist/singer John Doyle will make their way over to Empty Sea after their sold-out ZooTunes gig to present a very special evening of traditional acoustic music.

Dirk Powell's roots lie deep in the Appalachian mountains, and his recordings and collaborations have been an inspiration to many old-time and bluegrass musicians.  John Doyle is one of the greatest living Irish guitarists, and his work with Irish super-group Solas created a whole new style of guitar accompaniment in the Irish tradition.  Both of these master musicians are known as much for their innovations in traditional music as for their commitment to the music of their ancestors.  Dirk and John are both amazing producers and arrangers, able to rebuild a traditional song or tune from the ground up, imbuing it with new life and energy while never losing sight of what made it so special in the first place.  Our greatest hope for traditional music in a new century lies in musicians like Dirk Powell and John Doyle, for they can speak between generations and across divides.



Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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