The Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand Band, an ensemble of talented twenty-somethings dedicated to exploring the outer edges of Celtic, Appalachian, swing, old-time country music, and bluegrass, will bring their original sound to the Cornell Arts Quad on Friday, July 30, at 7:00 p.m. (rain location: Uris Hall Audritorium).
Fresh from the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Jay Ungar’s Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camp, brothers Andrew and Noah are known regionally and nationally as part of the wildly popular contra dance band Great Bear Trio (whose third member is their mother, Kim Yerton, on keyboard). The VanNorstrand Band features both brothers on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Rachel Bell on accordion; Kevin Dorsey on bass; Dana Billings on drums; and Kailyn Wright on vocals. The group’s first CD, All the Good Summers, was released earlier this year.
This concert is sponsored by Cornell’s School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions as part of a free summer events series that includes Friday concerts on the Arts Quad, Tuesday events at the Schwartz Center, and Wednesday lectures at Statler Auditorium. For more information, call 607.255.4987, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.summer.cornell.edu/events.