Noam Pikelny of The Punch Brothers & Stuart Duncan – Tickets – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD – October 7th, 2014

Noam Pikelny of The Punch Brothers & Stuart Duncan

Noam Pikelny of The Punch Brothers & Stuart Duncan

Tue, October 7, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD

$35.00

This event is 21 and over

Noam Pikelny
Noam Pikelny
-Finally freed from the shackles of his brilliant musical friends, Punch Brothers’ banjoist debuts a bonafide solo show, previewing new original music slated for a fall 2016 release.

NOAM PIKELNY has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation, and the greatest color-blind banjoist of all-time. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “pros’ top banjo picker,” Noam is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a string ensemble which The Boston Globe calls “a virtuosic revelation” and The New Yorker describes as “wide- ranging and restlessly imaginative.” In September of 2010, Pikelny was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Pikelny is a 3-time Grammy Award Nominee and his most recent release, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, was described by the New York Times as "a token of reverence, a feat of translation and a show of dominion”. The album is widely considered a landmark recording in acoustic music, and was named “Album of the Year” at the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. While he has been recognized internationally for his immense musical skill, Pikelny's greatest talent is perhaps his ability to insert, without fail, into almost all conversations that he was the first member of Punch Brothers to become a homeowner.
Stuart Duncan
Stuart Duncan
The dictionary defines apotheosis as: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal, an exalted or glorified example. Well, the very least one could say about Stuart Duncan is that he is the apotheosis of fiddling; the greatest, most creative bluegrass fiddle player ever. But honestly, the truth is more than that.... he is one of the finest, most fully realized violin players in any idiom. Stuart is able to improvise perfect and utterly new ideas that are exactly what the musical moment requires, and he is able to do this at the frighteningly fast tempos required in today’s contemporary bluegrass, with perfect tone and intonation. This combination of perfection and inspiration has not gone unnoticed, and so Stuart has performed on thousands of recording sessions, featuring all of Nashville finest players and singers. His discography is approaching the size of a metropolitan telephone directory, and his recording career demonstrates his ability to shift easily from the most ancient sounding Appalachian tune, to some deeply jazz and funk-inflected contemporary melody. Stuart’s fiddle playing is deeply rooted in the tradition of such masters as Benny Martin and Byron Berline, but is itself something completely and thrillingly new. In addition to his extensive recording and performing career as a fiddler, Stuart also sings, writes songs, and plays mandolin, guitar, and banjo. Stuart is a four-time Grammy Award winner, a six-time Academy of Country Music award winner for “Fiddle Player of the Year”, and a winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Fiddle Player of the Year” award for seven consecutive years.
Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

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