John Reischman, Scott Nygaard, and Sharon Gilchrist tour in Northern California
The acoustic power trio of mandolinist John Reischman, guitarist Scott Nygaard, and bassist/mandolinist Sharon Gilchrist blends traditional bluegrass and folk styles with their own personalized visions of contemporary acoustic music, reshaping old melodies and composing new music based on traditional forms with an improvisatory flair and melodic richness. Reischman and Nygaard, both Grammy winners revered in the acoustic world for their melodic virtuosity and impeccable tone, have been performing together off and on since the early ‘90s, when they played on each others’ solo recording debuts for Rounder Records. They are joined by Gilchrist, whose mandolin and bass playing have been in high demand for years, gracing the bands of acoustic and bluegrass icons Darol Anger, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, Laurie Lewis, and others. Reischman’s most recent album, Walk Along John, was described by Bluegrass Today as combining “blazing bluegrass, stately old time melodies, and even reckless, seat-of-the-pants improvgrass,” a fitting description of what you can expect to hear from these three empathetic musicians.
Thursday, March 20, Tiburon, CA, Schoenberg Guitars, 8:00 pm, www.om28.com
Friday, March 21, Ukiah, CA. House Concert, Split Rock Ranch, 7:30 pm. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 22, Santa Cruz, CA, House Concert, 8:00 pm. Contact info: email@example.com
Sunday, March 23, Arcata, CA, Arcata Playhouse, 8:00 PM. www.arcataplayhouse.org