USA Mandolin Champion Radim Zenkl plus Celtic Guitarist and old-time banjo player Steve Baughman make for a stunning double bill.
Thu. Feb. 18 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent
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Radim Zenkl - mandolin player extraordinaire and composer. Radim's style features progressive original and eastern European traditional music flavored with string jazz, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, rock, classical and other. The US Mandolin Champion is redefining the mandolin and its role in music by designing new mandolin-family instruments and creating new playing styles. He has invented a masterful technique, the "Zenkl style," in which a single mandolin sounds like two. Besides collaborating with the top musicians of the acoustic music scene, Radim has built up an extensive repertoire for solo mandolin. In the recent years he added a variety of ethnic flutes to his concerts and recordings.
David Grisman says “Radim has reinvented the mandolin in several different ways.”
Jerry Garcia says “Imaginative and great.”
Bela Fleck says “Excellent technique and lots of great ideas!”
Steve Baughman is a Celtic finger style guitarist and old-time banjo player whose music has been featured on NPR and nationally syndicated music programs. He is the author of five books with Mel Bay Publications and recently returned from a tour of Switzerland and Brittany with German guitarist Peter Finger. Several of Steve's albums have made the yearly "Editor's Pick" list at Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
Artist sites and sounds: www.zenkl.com and www.celticguitar.com/