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Caravan of Thieves
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 3:00pm - Mathews High School Auditorium
Like many families, this one started with a married couple- Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, (guitar, vocals, various percussive “instruments”) writing and performing as a duo. It started as a romantic, bohemian vision of a couple making music, performing on the road and who loved singing together, harmonizing their voices. In the spring of 2008, Fuzz and Carrie extended their family to include fiery violinist Ben Dean and double bass madman, Brian Anderson completing their colorful vision. They are a unique blend of gypsy swing and popular music. To accompany a collection of dramatic and satirical tales, they built an interactive stage set of percussive junk and then the ragtag quartet took their newly animated show on the road. Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. Visit http://caravanofthieves.com/home/ to learn more about this eclectic jazz swing band or listen to a preview on the Live On Stage web site.
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 3:00pm - Mathews High School Auditorium
Savannah Jack, with ties to Mathews County, captivates audiences from the very first note. Comprised of Don Gatlin, Jay Darby, and Matt Schumacher, all come from a musical family and have been singing and playing their individual instruments from a very young age. Exceptional songwriters as well as versatile musicians, band members infuse their individual style to collectively create Savannah Jack’s unique sound. It is obvious that the band loves making music and is having a blast, whether they are performing in a small venue in Nashville or playing in front of thousands of people in sold out amphitheaters across the country. Savannah Jack brings a highly entertaining and energetic show to the stage, commanding standing ovations night after night at virtually every venue in which they perform. They guys are currently in the process of recording their second studio album It is set to be released later this summer. Click here to hear Savannah Jack on the Live On Stage website or at http://www.savannahjack.com/
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 3:00pm - Mathews High School Auditorium
Great musicians will always find a way to make good music, but for great musicians to make great music, they must form a bond – one that, more often than not, goes beyond the purely musical to the personal. For The Grascals, that bond has been forged at the intersection of personal friendships, shared professional resumes and an appreciation for the innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music that has been a hallmark of the Nashville scene for more than forty years. The trio of Terry Eldredge, Jamie Johnson and Terry Smith cut loose on driving solo vocals and soaring trios with equal fire and passion. As an instrumental unit, mandolin ace Danny Roberts, fiddler Jeremy Abshire and banjo player Kristin Scott Benson are leading the charge. As a result, their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music’s founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. The Grascals are among the most beloved and acclaimed bands on today’s bluegrass scene. Learn more about The Grascals at http://grascals.com/about/
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 3:00pm - Mathews High School Auditorium
A small ensemble with a huge musical vocabulary, Fireworks presents a contemporary American vision of chamber music. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “the bridge between the contemporary classical new music ensemble and the mainstream popular audience,” Fireworks has led the charge to bring a fresh perspective on chamber music to established audiences, and to create a vital and thrilling experience for new generations of listeners beyond the concert hall. Fireworks defies convention with a jazz-like approach to repertoire that treats each piece as a canvas for a unique, personal interpretation. Fireworks’ current program, American Tapestry, celebrates the diversity of American music from classical to rock, blues to bluegrass, and Lindy Hop to hip hop, revealing the hidden threads that tie traditions together. Fireworks tours throughout the United States each year and has appeared on many of the country's most prestigious stages. Passionate about its work with young people and dedicated to reaching new audiences of all ages, Fireworks devotes a large part of its time each year to educational activities. Visit this link for more about these performers http://www.clefworks.org/musicians-currentseason.cfm
The Young Irelanders
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 3:00pm - Mathews High School Auditorium
If you want to see and hear what Ireland’s traditions of music, song & dance look and sound like in the hands of some of the most talented young performers in the world then don’t miss the opportunity to get to see this sensational act. The Young Irelanders comprises eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins. Although still in their 20’s and 30’s, these performers have achieved more than most people would aspire to in a lifetime. The Young Irelanders was formed not only to merge the significant creative ideas and talents of a select group of young Irish performers who are unique amongst their peers but also in the hope that given their combined youthfulness and ability, their existence in the music business would act as a catalyst in attracting more young people to the world of traditional Irish music at home in Ireland and throughout the world. The sound the band creates is best described as eclectic, where traditional Irish music, Celtic music, folk music, world music, jazz music, country music and popular music all come together to give rise to a very unique and multi-faceted sound. http://theyoungirelanders.com/our-music/
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