Stockwell Brothers and Tony Trischka bring bluegrass to Putney

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PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year Tony Trischka and his band Territory, plus contemporary folk and bluegrass quartet The Stockwell Brothers Band at Next Stage. In a consistently adventurous musical career that spans nearly half a century, Trischka has established himself as one of America's foremost visionaries of the five-string banjo and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. Widely regarded as the most innovative banjoist of his generation, Trischka's dexterity and restless creative spirit have inspired generations of fans and acoustic musicians, including Bela Fleck — one of his early students.

His influence in igniting the world of progressive acoustic music permanently altered the face of American roots music. He 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." In 2012, Trischka was awarded the United States Artists Friends Fellow in recognition of the excellence of his work. Trischka embraces all manner of possibilities, while keeping one foot firmly planted in the traditional bluegrass roots that first inspired him to make music.

Trischka's instrumental expertise and boundless imagination are as sharp as ever on his latest album "Great Big World." One of the most ambitious and accomplished of the artist's career, the album is a deeply compelling showcase for his expansive instrumental talents, far-ranging musical interests and distinctive songwriting skills.

The concert to take place on Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets are $20 in advance at nextstagearts.org or $24 at the door.








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