Occurs on Thursday November 15 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Royal Alexandra Hall
57 van Horne Street South
Cranbrook BC V1C 1Y7

Performance Notes

× Thursday November 15 at 7:30 pm Tickets $35 Regular| $29 Big Ticket | $25 Big Ticket PLUS
At the Royal Alexandra Hall

Andrew Collins Trio - CD Release
Special Guests: Redgirl

The mercurial, 5x JUNO nominated/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 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 he 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 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 popular collision of trailblazing roots, folk, chambergrass 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. Bending and blending genres, these musical shapeshifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and Newgrass invader, David Grisman.
They just released a new double disc set, grafting 11 vocal cuts (tongues) to 11 instrumentals (grooves) to create a seamless finish with their cleverly monikered double album, Tongue & Groove.
“Light of touch, fast of wit, copiously imaginative, and a musical scholar of the highest distinction, Canada’s mandolin virtuoso pulls out all the stops”
Toronto Star

“To call Andrew Collins a master of the mandolin would be putting it mildly.... artfully arranged string music– 4/5 stars"
Exclaim! Magazine

#1 Canadian artist receiving airplay on Folkdj (out of 14,052 airplays) – Oct 2016

“The concert was exquisite and everyone left smiling. The Trio is quite extraordinary!”
Stone Church Arts, Bellows Falls VT

“The show was amazing-- Andrew, Mike and James are absolutely outstanding instrumentalists”
Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Grande Prairie AB
“Our audience loved them”
Arts Garage, Delray Beach FL
“This is some mighty mandolinin', from Canada's eight-string king.”
Bob Mersereau’s Top 100 Canadian Blogspot
“Coming Into Hard Time Blues”
Duelling mandos

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