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Tony Trischka Band w/ Bruce Stockwell at Next Stage on Saturday. May 4

Twilight Music presents International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year Tony Trischka and his band, plus Putney-based banjoist Bruce Stockwell at Next Stage on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm.

Tony Trischka is perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 35 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians, including Bela Fleck – one of his early students. Trischka has been a key figure in opening the banjo and acoustic music in general to wider influences, having shared the stage and studio with the likes of Steve Martin, David Grisman, John Denver, The Boston Pops, Jorma Kaukonen, Sam Bush, Chris Thile, Peter Rowan, Earl Scruggs and countless others. He has appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman,” Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Mountain Stage," and is featured on the soundtrack of the film “Driving Miss Daisy’ and the theme song of the NPR show “Books on the Air.”

With his fearless musical curiosity as the guiding force, Tony Trischka's latest critically acclaimed release “Territory” roams widely through the banjo's creative terrain, exploring a panorama of tunings, banjo sounds and traditions with fellow banjoists Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Bill Evans, Bill Keith and Bruce Molsky. His previous CD “Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular” received a Grammy Nomination and IBMA awards for Recorded Event of the Year and Instrumental Album of the Year.

Trischka’s band includes guitarist Chris Eldridge, fiddler John Mailander and acoustic bassist Jared Engel. Eldridge is a former member of the bluegrass bands The Seldom Scene and The Infamous Stringdusters, has worked with the likes of T-Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello and Jerry Douglas and is currently in Chris Thile’s acoustic quintet Punch Brothers. For the last nine years, Engel has been a staple of the NYC roots music scene, performing on multiple instruments in countless musical genres, collaborating with world-class musicians like David Grisman, Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck. Mailander has studied at Boston’s Berklee College of Music.

“the godfather of what’s sometimes called new acoustic music” - New York Times
“One of the most impressive banjoists alive” – Billboard

Merlefest Bluegrass Banjo Contest winner Bruce Stockwell is a founding member of newgrass and contemporary folk trio The Stockwell Brothers and traditional bluegrass quartet Hot Mustard. For this concert, he joins Trischka for a set of double banjo arrangements of bluegrass tunes, showcasing America's signature musical instrument.

Next Stage is located in the former United Church at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Tickets are $18 General / $16 Students and Seniors. For ticket reservations and information, call 802-254-9276. Advance tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com and Offerings Jewelry in Putney. JD McCliment’s Pub will provide a beer and wine cash bar. For more information, visit www.tonytrischka.com, www.brucestockwell.com and www.twilightmusic.org.


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