Banjo master strums to town
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Tony Trischka
Tony Trischka
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PUTNEY- Twilight Music presents International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year Tony Trischka and his band, plus Putney-based banjoist Bruce Stockwell at Next Stage on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 pm.

Trischka is perhaps the most influential banjo player in the music world. For more than 35 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians, including Bela Fleck – one of his early students. Trischka has been a key figure in opening 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.”

Stockwell is a founding member of newgrass and contemporary folk trio The Stockwell Brothers and traditional bluegrass quartet Hot Mustard. For this concert, he joins Trischka for a set of double banjo arrangements of bluegrass tunes, showcasing America’s signature musical instrument.

Next Stage is located in the former United Church at 15 Kimball Hill. Tickets are $18 for general and $16 for students and seniors.

For ticket reservations call (802) 254-9276. Advance tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com and Offerings Jewelry in Putney. JD McCliment’s Pub will provide a beer and wine cash bar. For information visit www.tonytrischka.com and www.twilightmusic.org.

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