Check Out a World-Class Concert in Claremore!

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Musician’s Haven is excited to announce the upcoming performance with world class musicians Andrew Collins Trio!  All the way from Canada, Andrew and his friends will be coming through in October to headline the International Bluegrass Festival in Guthrie.  Among many of their accomplishments, Andrew Collins Trio touts holding a 2 time, Canadian Folk Instrumental Group of the Year title, as well as the Instrumental Album of the Year (Juno Awards).  They reached out to Musician’s Haven to provide an opportunity for our area school music programs and community to experience world class music!

​Musician’s Haven is happy to provide a free concert for all students and faculty of any area school or music program, where everyone has the opportunity to play and learn from these incredible musicians! ​


Date:   Thursday, October 5th, 2017.  7 PM.

​​Performance:  Come listen with us as we host the band for an intimate performance and Q&A in a historic theatre environment!​​

Classes:  This is your chance to play with Andrew Collins Trio!  We’re pleased to create a master class opportunity for all community members and local students!  Classes will be held for Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar and Bass and start at approximately 8:30PM following the performance.

​Location:  The Historic Will Rogers Auditorium at Roger’s State University​

Tickets:  In order to reach local musicians and students, we have reached out and expressly invited all the local school music programs to this event!  Tickets are available now at www.musichaven.org, or at the door!

Students and Faculty of any area school or music program:  FREE​​
Community Performance:  $10
Performance and Master Class:  $35

Musician’s Haven hopes to inspire young minds by showing them a new way to enjoy traditional bluegrass and orchestral instruments.  Their aim is to help the local community connect with original performers and recording artists and aid local musicians in the further perfection of their craft. 

We hope you will share this information with your school band and choir directors, your children’s friends, and everyone who might enjoy this incredible performance!

This programming is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

 

 

The mercurial, 5x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominee/7x Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins finds himself – through no actual fault of his own – at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. He didn’t invent it – but he’s certainly a major contributor, having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, the Andrew Collins Trio. 


As Collins gathers up innumerable awards and nominations by these various ensembles, Collins, who’s comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello – is zeroing in on the work he does with his beloved trio: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta, whose versatility and mastery shine through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney, holding it down on the bass, mandocello and vocals.

Showcasing a popular collision of folk, newgrass, and jazz, not to mention a dizzying number and energetic interplay of instruments on stage, 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. Their dynamic genre hopping show is further propelled by Andrew’s captivating lead vocals and James’ soaring harmonies.
 
Andrew’s career as a solo artist is no less impressive. The Central Canada Bluegrass Association nominated him five times as Mandolin Player of the Year, which he secured in 2005.  His debut solo album, Little Widgets (2005), is a self-produced collection of genre-bending originals that earned him a Canadian Folk Music Award for Pushing the Boundaries in 2006. In 2007, Andrew took a different track and collaborated with world-renowned Celtic musician, Brian Taheney, to release MandoLore, an all-traditional, all-mandolin-family compilation of Celtic and Old Time gems.  His next solo album, Cats and Dogs (2011), continued to build his catalogue of feisty originals, garnering a JUNO and CFMA.
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Taking musical cues from David Grisman, Andrew, now joined by Mike and James, have ventured even further down the path of Trailblazing Roots and beyond – melding multiple genres while tastefully showcasing each of their boundaries – all towards extrapolating brave new musical worlds. Nothing less will do.

Buy tickets HERE

Contact: Sarah Fiegener

Sarah Fiegener
Director
Musician’s Haven
918-609-3266
sarah@musichaven.org

www.musichaven.org.

 

 


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