Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Darol Anger’s 5th Annual Keepin' It In The Fam Holiday Show at Next Stage on Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm. In addition to fiddler Darol Anger, the concert features banjoist Tony Trischka, singer/songwriter Emy Phelps, bassist Ethan Jodziewicz and guitarist Grant Gordy.
To celebrate the holidays, Darol Anger and Emy Phelps have gathered some of the country's best string musicians for an evening of mythical, magical, musical mayhem. The multigenerational musical experience focuses on the spirit of midwinter and the turning of the year. Anger has a long history of organizing holiday shows, from Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concerts through Newgrange to Yulegrass, and his old friend and musical colleague, banjo genius Tony Trischka, will be on board as this year’s very most special guest. Bassist and Edgar Meyer protege Ethan Jodziewicz (Sierra Hull) and guitar wizard Grant Gordy (David Grisman Quintet) round out the band.
Darol Anger is a legendary fiddle guru, unique in his vast range and depth, who has spent over four decades reinventing American string music to encompass his explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and musical traditions from around the world. The groups that he founded or co-founded include the David Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss, The Montreux Band, the Furies, and the Republic of Strings ensemble. He can be heard every week on the musical background to NPR's Car Talk. He has recorded dozens of influential recordings and toured internationally since 1976.
Tony Trischka is considered to be the consummate banjo artist and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 45 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians with the many voices that he has brought to the instrument. Tony is not only considered amongst the most innovative of banjo players, he is one of its most respected and sought after instructors, creating fifteen instructional books as well as a series of DVDs.
Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Tickets are $20 Advance / $24 At the Door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-op in Putney. For more information, visit www.darolanger.com, www.tonytrischka.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.