Tony Trischka & Territory in Concert
Sunday, May 27 @ 4pm
Ithaca Unitarian Church
Winter Village is pleased to bring Tony Trischka & Territory back to Ithaca this Sunday for an intimate and affordable show at the Unitarian Church in downtown Ithaca. Banjo master Tony Trischka will be accompanied by vocalist and guitarist Michael Daves (Thile – Daves duo) , fiddler Tashina Clarridge, and bassist Skip Ward. Tony and his fine band will perform two sets beginning at 4pm (no opening act). Tickets cost $15 in advance and can be purchased at the door for $20 ($15 for seniors and students). To view a video of TT & T performing The General at Winter Village in January 2012, click here. Here they are with Tashina on fiddle at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in 2011 performing the By and By Medley.
The Unitarian Church is a great venue for music with excellent acoustics, high quality sound system, all in an intimate setting that holds up to 300 people. It is located at the northwest corner of Aurora and Buffalo Streets in downtown Ithaca. Note however that this is Cornell graduation weekend so restaurants will be difficult to get into in the downtown area. Tickets are available in advance at the Ticket Center on the Ithaca Commons, www.ithacaevents.com; (607) 273-4497 until Saturday at 2pm. Tickets purchased at the Ticket Center are subject to additional fees and can be purchased in person, by phone or online. Tickets should be available at the door but arrive early to ensure you get in and get a good seat.
Tony Trischka & Territory Instrument Workshops
Sunday, May 27 at 1pm
$30 for 2 hour class (5 person minimum)
Contact Rick Manning to hold a place in workshops.
Tony Trischka – Banjo
Tony Trischka is one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world. In his 40 plus years as a consummate banjo artist, his stylings have inspired generations of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. A true luminary in the banjo world, his technical and conceptual advances opened the way for such players as Bela Fleck and Alison Brown. His recordings with them and others such as Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Pete Seeger, members of REM, William S. Burroughs, Natalie Merchant, Alison Krauss and Steve Martin are part of every banjo-lovers musical reference.
The latest of his 16 recordings for Rounder Records, Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular, won several IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards including one for Banjo Player of the Year and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Tony has raised the awareness of both the banjo and his own music with numerous articles in the national press, interviews on radio and television appearances. His solo album for Smithsonian Folkways Records, Territory was named Best Americana Album at the Independent Music Awards. He has just produced Steve Martin’s Rare Bird Alert (Rounder), which features performances by Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks. Tony is also the musical director of the documentary Give Me the Banjo, which aired on PBS and will be released on DVD this spring. In addition, Tony is one of the instrument’s top teachers, and has created numerous instructional books, DVDs and CDs. The groundbreaking Tony Trischka School of Banjo launched in July of 2009, and is the online banjo home for students from all around the world.
Michael Daves – Guitar & Vocals
While he can play just about anything with strings and has had his hands in styles from jazz to noise rock Michael Daves is known as one of the U.S.’s premier bluegrass vocalists and guitarists. In addition to playing with Tony, Michael also appears as a solo artist and with his experimental noise rock-country band, the Buzz Buzz Tabernacle. He has also performed with John Herald (of the Greenbrier Boys), Gordon Stone, Chip Taylor, Howard Fishman, John Herald, Greg Garing, Josh Roseman, Jen Larson, the Klezmer Mountain Boys, and Matt Munisteri of Brock Mumford.
Michael’s album with Chris Thile, Sleep With One Eye Open (2011, Nonesuch Records) received a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album!
Skip Ward - Bass
Skip Ward is one of the most in-demand stand-up bassists in New York City. As with the other member’s of the band, Skip is conversant in a number of different musical styles. Skip is a classically-trained jazz musician with a penchant for rock n’ roll and fusion, blues and bluegrass. He plays four, five and six string electric and acoustic fretted and fretless basses, and has a special love for the upright. He has studied with Anthony Knight of the Cleveland Orchestra and Frank DiLaberto of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He also had the privilege of studying with the great Jaco Pastorius. Artists he has played/recorded with include: Tony Trischka, with Steve Martin, Bela Fleck, and Gordon Stone (Phish), Phoebe Snow, Cyndi Lauper, Cassandra Wilson, David Sancious (Sting, Eric Clapton), Manolo Badrena, Jim White, Tandy, The Wild Colonials, Angela McCluskey, David Benoit, Carrie Rodriguez, Melissa Manchester, Shannon McNally, Michael Daves, Steve Holley (Paul McCartney, Ian Hunter), Demolition String Band (featuring Boo Reiners), Brendan O’Shea, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tom Pierson Big Band, Canton Symphony, Akron Symphony, the Ohio Ballet. You’ll hear Skip on many soundtracks, and he has been on national tour with a number of major theatrical productions.
Tashina Clarridge – Fiddle
Tashina began Suzuki violin lessons at the age of 2, at Humboldt State University & the University of Montana. She continued studies in Baroque classical violin with Rob Diggins, and in Texas-Style/Contest fiddling with Megan Lynch. Drawn into the creative world of acoustic music camps, she was immersed in the music of fiddle greats such as Darol Anger, Natalie MacMaster, Matt Glaser and Mark O’Connor.
Now a resident of Boston, Tashina enjoys a lively pursuit of bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, Irish fiddling, and the fusion of such styles, sometimes labeled “New Acoustic” music. She is a Grand National Fiddle Champion and 11-time Grand National finalist. She has performed at Carnegie Hall as part of MacArthur Fellow/Grammy-winning bassist Edgar Meyer’s Young Artists program, and works regularly with Darol Anger, Tony Trischka, and Mike Marshall. She tours with her brother Tristan, Simon Chrisman, & Wes Corbett in the acoustic eclectic quartet The Bee Eaters, and with Mark O’Connor’s American String Celebration, representing O’Connor’s Strings Conferences, where she has taught for the past 8 years. Tashina and her brother also created and administrate 2 extremely popular fiddle camps of their own which have run every year for the last six years.
Save the Dates:
Winter Village Fiddle Camp
January 11, 12 and 13, 2013
Join Darol Anger (bluegrass & swing), Judy Hyman (old time), Laurie Hart (Celtic & Scandi), and Hope Grietzer (Beginner and Intermediate)
at La Tourelle Resort and Spa, the site of WVBF. Contact Rick Manning for more information.
Winter Village Bluegrass Festival
January 25, 26 and 27, 2013