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The Bee Eaters - Ashland
Unitarian Center
Ashland, OR
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The Bee Eaters - Ashland
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.
They are touring behind their critically acclaimed debut CD, produced by fiddle legend Darol Anger.  The Boston Globe calls it ÂÂcaptivatingÂÂ, and The MarthaÂÂs Vineyard Times says ÂÂItÂÂs a sharp, clean example of where new acoustic music may be headed.ÂÂ

ÂÂBoston's fast-evolving progressive acoustic music scene has produced another strange and wondrous new species, the Bee EatersÂÂ  the quartet combines chamber music's finely calibrated arrangements with bluegrass's playful virtuosity and pop music's melodic resourcefulness.ÂÂ
-The Boston Globe

Tristan, an inventive cellist and 5-time Grand National Fiddle Champion, tours internationally with Crooked Still and Darol AngerÂÂs 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 OÂÂConnor 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, 23-year-old Wesley Corbett has toured internationally with North CarolinaÂÂs 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.  
WesleyÂÂs 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 foursomeÂÂs 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.

ÂÂThe Bee Eaters are the instrumental cream of the brand new string nationÂÂ somehow these kids have absorbed everything we had to offer and alchemized it into a whole new musical world.ÂÂ  
-Darol Anger

ÂÂIt is a joy to hear both the exploration of this music and the grounding of it simultaneously.  Also, I love the emphasis on the simple beauty of the acoustic instruments."
-Edgar Meyer


Unitarian Center
87 Fourth Street
Ashland, OR
United States



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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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