Imagine a listening room environment, either in a private residence or the historic Loring-Greenough House (see below) or a tiny gallery space where the world-class ARTISTS, not the some corporation takes the proceeds. Now you get an idea of what a notloB concert is all about.
As tonight's Rushad Eggleston concert at Outpost 186 sold out in less than 72 hours and the upcoming Brittany Haas (Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings, Crooked Still), Natalie Haas (Alasdair Fraser), Lily Henley and Kellen Zakula with Rene Del Fierro concert is about to, patrons are beginning to catch on that getting onto the mailing list in order to make reservations when concerts and workshops are announced is a sound policy.
So, what's on the horizon?
Reservations and advance donation are required
Bronwyn has won numerous fiddle contests in Irish and Scottish fiddle styles. In 2006 at the age of fourteen, Bronwyn placed third in the Open Division of the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship. She holds the 2007 Virginia State Fiddle Champion title and has also won at the 2008 and 2009 Mid-West Fleadh Cheoil fiddle competition.
Bronwyn performs frequently at Berklee and around the Boston area. She performed with Mark O'Connor at the Berklee Performance Center in 2009 and was featured in the Fall 2010 String Showcase held at the Berklee Performance Center. She is part of the group Atlantic Seaways, which is a collaboration of young traditional American and Scottish musicians from Berklee, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance in Glasgow and Strathclyde University in Glasgow. In 2011 they performed in Lorient, France at the Inter-Celtic Festival. In March 2012 she went on tour in France with the international Irish music and dance show Celtic Dances, run by music directors Liz Knowles and Kieran O'Hare. In addition to being a highly accomplished performer, Bronwyn is also a skilled group and private teacher. She taught at the 2010 Kanack School Fiddle Camp and currently teaches privately in Boston.
In her hometown, Koitiata, New Zealand, Catherine (BB) began her musical studies with banjo tutor, Mark Warren. A few years later she received the Frank Winter memorial award at the Auckland Folk Festival to travel to the USA and study with world renowned banjo players Tony Trischka, Alan Munde and Bill Evans. She won the Uncle Dave Macon banjo competition in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at just 15 years old and came runner up in the Rockygrass bluegrass banjo contest in Colorado. In 2007, she was invited to join Colorado bluegrass band, Long Road Home, for their tour of summer festivals in the USA. BB has performed throughout New Zealand and Australia with the bluegrass band, Twisted Oak, in a banjo duet with tenor banjoist, Alex Borwick and most recently with Cy Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan in their country/bluegrass trio, ‘Sandpaper Tango’. In 2010, she recorded her debut album, Village Green, which features original compositions and collaborations with some of the best acoustic musicians from all around NZ. BB travelled on a Massey University scholarship in 2011 to study at the Miles Davis program in Jazz studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This year, BB has completed her BMus in Jazz performance at the NZ school of music, being the first person to be accepted on the banjo.
Prior to the concert, from 6:45 to 7:45pm (you can arrive at 6:30)
Catherine will teach a bluegrass banjo workshop.
For both, class size is minimum of 4 and a maximum of 20.
Each workshop will be in a closed, private room.
$10/person, payable directly to Bronwyn and Catherine.
Reservation required, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations are strongly recommended for the concert, email notlobreservations at gmail dot com