Mike Marshall and Darol Anger at Bay Street October 13!

After years of producing shows using other people's money, we've decided at this point in the game to try one using our own - what little we have anyway! It's exciting and scary, but we've booked the artists, rented the venue, gotten the insurance, reserved the rooms and now are finally in the promotion stage.  Mike Marshall and Darol Anger, two of the planet's most accomplished virtuosos, will be appearing for one night only at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Friday, October 13, at 8:00 pm.

It was fortunate for me that when I was first learning how to play mandolin in the early eighties, that a friend put together a series of three cassette tapes with the most amazing collection of acoustic music.  I was introduced to the Seldom Scene, Tony Rice, Tim Ware, Jethro Burns and, probably most influentially, David Grisman.  I was just slack-jawed listening to a type of music I had never heard before, a combination of alternative/bluegrass, bossa nova and jazz, played with the utmost precision, style and class.  The groundbreaking 1977 album, the David Grisman Quintet, included Darol Anger on violin, and soon afterwards Mike Marshall joined the band, playing mandolin, guitar and violin.  

After nearly forty years, these two phenomenally talented instrumentalists have continually taken acoustic music into uncharted territory, with the Grammy Award nominated Turtle Island String Quartet, Montreux, Psychograss, Choro Famoso and the Republic of Strings.  I would go on to list their individual and collective accomplishments, but I don't have the days of time it would take!  To watch these two perform onstage, communicating through their instruments in a genre they helped to invent, is nothing short of breathtaking.  Check out this video of Borealis just to get an idea of what in in store for their concert that happens on Friday October 13 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. You can find out much more about the concert and by tickets here!

Hopefully this will become a slot similar where we can feature similar world class artists on a semi-regular basis, but first we have to pack the house!  

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