Wintergrass 2010 Performer Aoife O’Donovan & Heather Masse Seattle Show

Wintergrass 2010 performer Aoife O’Donovan (Crooked Still’s lead singer) & Heather Masse (of the Wailin’ Jennys) will be performing at a house concert in Seattle on April 23rd,2009. The venue is in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area. For more info here is a link for both tickets to the show and more information about this performance.  Information is also available on Facebook at this link

Wintergrass Early Tickets are available until April 16th, 2010 and don’t forget to fill out the Wintergrass Survey.  For those of you on FACEBOOK Wintergrass is on Facebook.

Wintergrass 2009 Dance Stage – The Varsity Grill

On Friday and Saturday night at Wintergrass 2009 will have two dances at The Varsity Grill, just up the street from the Hotel Murano, which is also an all-ages venue.
Friday nights dance    Varsity Grill Dance Stage
7:00    Monroe Crossing-bluegrass from Minnesota
8:00    The Tallboys-traditional old time fiddle and banjo style from Seattle
9:30    The Paperboys– Celtic / Mexican / Latin/ Folk / Acoustic / Alt-Country/ Roots/ Soul/ Pop from Vancouver,BC
10:45  Scythian-Celtic/Gypsy/ from the Washington D.C. area
midnight  Hot Buttered Rum-High Altitude Grass with Classical,Rock,Folk,Blues influences from the San Francisco Bay area

Saturday nights dance will feature

6:30    Cody Bryant & Riders of the Purple Sage-Western style cowboy dance music from the Southern California area.
8:00    Scythian
9:30    Hot Buttered Rum
11:00    The Paperboys

Wintergrass Schedule!! Revised on 1-30-2009

Due to the software used for the blog the schedule does appear tiny on the screen. But if you print just the post you will print it full size. You can now download a copy of the schedule form the website at http://www.wintergrass.com schedule-30

This is a the schedule that Wintergrass has put together. It is subject to change due to flight changes. The workshop schedule will be posted as soon as possible.

Darol Anger @ Wintergrass

Darol Anger will bdarol_yellow_smalle participating at Wintergrass 2009 in a variety of forums. He will be at the festival both on Saturday and Sunday. His involvement will include the darol-wintergrassworkshops and will be performing  with The Bee Eaters. If you check out Darol’s tour schedule he describes his Wintergrass participation as “Darol will be floating around Wintergrass”.  Darol is always exciting in whatever capacity you get to see him in. Darol has played Wintergrass in the past with The Duo,David Grisman Reunion, The Duo with Vasen,New Grange,Psychograss.

Darol Anger’s  resume includes: the original violinist in The David Grisman Quintet, partnered with Mike Marshall in The Duo,The Montreaux Band, Turtle Island String Band,Fiddlers 4, Repuic of Strings, among others.

Aside from his great playing he spends an amazing amount of time educating musicians. Anger helped found the String Resource Board of the International Association of Jazz Educators. He has led seminars at the Stanford, Oberlin and Amherst Jazz Workshops, regularly teaches at the Berklee School of Music and the Mark O’Connor Fiddle Camp, and at workshops and clinics from Campo Do Jordao, Brazil to the Music Conservatory at Bremen, Germany. He has released two popular instructional videos for Homespun Tapes, is a Contributing Editor for Strings magazine, and serves on the ASTA Editorial Board.

The recipient of a 1995 California Arts Council Composer Fellowship, Anger was nominated in 1997 for the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts. He is a McDowell Fellow and received a Composers’ Residency from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He was the winner of the Frets Magazine Readers’ Poll for Best Jazz Violinist for four years running. he is the Music Director of the StringNation Festival, an annual contemporary music festival hosted by Rutgers University.

Check out his website for his full bio

Cody Bryant and The Riders of The Purple Sage

Wintergrass  has again put together some great music for the Wintergrass dancers. This year we get a great western band from the Southern California area. But even though these guys play western music they have a great bluegrass background. Cody has won both the banjo and guitar contests at  Telluride Bluegrass Festival, banjo player of the year fromcody-bryant-2 The California Country Musicthe-riders-of-the-purple-sage1 Association’s (and entertainer of the year).His banjo playing can be heard in the move Back to The Future 2.  The Riders of The Purple Sage will be backing Cody with some great dance music at the dance stage. But remember this band comes from the tradtion of Western music so you can be sure these vocals will have that distinctive Western harmonies. They will be playing a regular set on Saturday (at this point it looks like it will be in the Church) and a dance set at the Varsity Grill on Saturday.

Adrienne Young and Old Faithful-Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball and Wintergrass 2009

adrienne-youngAdrienne Young and Old Faithful get to play two of the best venues this year the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball and then Wintergrass 2009. The Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball is an event put on by the Texas State Society in the other Washingon  and will have over 10,000 guests with some high profile country acts on the bill also. And then one month later they will be at Wintergrass.
Grammy nominee Adrienne Young and Old Faithful play acoustic  music with a theme. They play music with  responsible-farming awareness creating a blend of her convictions and her songwriting talent. Her “Art of Virtue” cd is  inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s essays on the development of character and purpose.  Then add to the smart songwriting a great voice and a band that will play some roots  fiddle and mandolin.

Adrienne Young-guitar,banjo Oliver Craven-fiddle  Andre Egelsky- Bass  Jay Starling-Dobro