Friday, March 9 – 7:30pm
Station Arts Centre Theatre
$40 + taxes
A bending and blending of genres to the sounds of mandolin, fiddle and guitar!
Mando maestro Andrew Collins finds himself at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. Having co-founded noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking Tree String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys, and more recently his namesake Trio, Collins composes, produces and arranges across multiple genres, including a popular collision of folk, bluegrass, celtic and classical. As he continues to garner JUNO nominations and Canadian Folk Music Awards, Collins is zeroing in on the work he does with his Trio-mates: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta, whose versatility shines through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney holding it down on the bass, mandocello and vocals.
Showcasing a dizzying number of styles and instruments, Collins and Co. appear to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop,” likely keeping them just ahead of his grasp. These musical shape shifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and Newgrass invader David Grisman.