BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

Bluegrass Spectacular

May 2, 2009, 8pm

Library and Archives Canada - Auditorium

395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

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music pass



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Years of European and North American tours, four critically acclaimed albums, two Juno nominations and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations – small wonder that the buzz around John Reischman and The Jaybirds continues to grow. Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned, yet unselfconsciously new.

Spreading the old-time gospel with The Jaybirds is Hungry Hill, a contemporary, acoustic bluegrass group featuring five seasoned musicians who together create a fresh sound while staying true to the roots of bluegrass and old-time music. With lush vocal harmonies produced by three singers around one microphone in the traditional acoustic setting, the band performs songs by the acclaimed songwriting team Jenny Lester, Bob Hamilton and Mark Thibeault. Bluegrass Spectacular is sure to be an evening of foot-stomping, hand-clapping, banjo-picking, old-time music that will make you want to get up and dance.

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