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Alison Brown Quartet (Yes, this is a Friday show!)

  Alison Brown doesn't play the banjo. Alison Brown plays music on the banjo.   In the instrumental food chain, the five-string banjo is one of the more dominant beasts: loud, brash and very hard to tame. In 1945, Earl Scruggs made the biggest leap in harnessing its raw power, bringing a revolutionary precision of touch and depth of tone.  Thousands of three-finger style banjo players have since made their marks, but none has cut such a path or moved so far along it as has Alison Brown. She’s acclaimed as one of today’s finest progressive banjo players, but you rarely find her in a conventional bluegrass setting. Instead, she’s known for leading an ensemble that successfully marries a broad array of roots-influenced music: folk, jazz, Celtic and Latin.  For this show, Alison will be in her quartet consisting of bass, keyboards, and drums.  Needless to say, having Alison play the West Whately Chapel is a huge honor.  We are very lucky to have her and her ensemble.  Tix will fly, so buy!   Buy Tickets

Alison Brown doesn't play the banjo. Alison Brown plays music on the banjo.

In the instrumental food chain, the five-string banjo is one of the more dominant beasts: loud, brash and very hard to tame. In 1945, Earl Scruggs made the biggest leap in harnessing its raw power, bringing a revolutionary precision of touch and depth of tone.

Thousands of three-finger style banjo players have since made their marks, but none has cut such a path or moved so far along it as has Alison Brown. She’s acclaimed as one of today’s finest progressive banjo players, but you rarely find her in a conventional bluegrass setting. Instead, she’s known for leading an ensemble that successfully marries a broad array of roots-influenced music: folk, jazz, Celtic and Latin.

For this show, Alison will be in her quartet consisting of bass, keyboards, and drums.  Needless to say, having Alison play the West Whately Chapel is a huge honor.  We are very lucky to have her and her ensemble.  Tix will fly, so buy!

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