Friday, January 26th, 7:30pm
$15 | Cash Bar
As individuals, Jeremiah McLane, Eric McDonald and Corey DiMario are three masters of their respective instruments, having logged decades of touring, recording and teaching throughout the US and Europe. Together for the first time at Artistree, they will present an evening of traditional tunes and songs from the British Isles, France and Quebec, along with original compositions of their own.
Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano, vocals)
Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals)
Corey DiMario (bass, tenor guitar)
Accordionist and pianist Jeremiah McLane has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, with many groups of his own creation including Nightingale, The Clayfoot Strutters, Wheezer & Squeezer, Duo Cassotto, Allos Musica, Le Bon Vent, and The Goat Broke Loose. The Montpelier Times-Argus music critic Art Edelstein named Jeremiah musician of the year for 2016, citing his contributions in teaching, recording and performing is his various configurations. Since 1990 Jeremiah has released over thirty recordings: The Wind Among the Reeds with bagpiper Timothy Cummings, won the Montpelier’s Times-Argus Vermont album of the year award for 2016; Smile When You’re Ready, was nominated by National Public Radio in their “favorite picks”; Hummingbird, with Ruthie Dornfeld, received the French music magazine “Trad Mag” Bravo award, as did Goodnight Marc Chagall with Le Bon Vent.
Eric McDonald is an experienced performer and instructor of traditional music. Know for his quick ear and tasteful approach, he has established himself as an in demand accompanist across many styles. Eric can be seen touring with the high energy Scottish music trio Cantrip, Northern style Irish music trio Daymark and with fiddler Ryan McKasson. In addition to Eric's current projects some of his touring credits include celtic supergroup The Outside Track, hodge podge folk band The Dave Rowe Trio, up and coming Scottish fiddler Katie McNally, flute virtuoso Chris Norman's ensemble, folk-pop outfit Pesky J. Nixon and renowned Cape Breton fiddlers Andrea Beaton & Wendy MacIsaac.
Double-bassist Corey DiMario is one of the most sought after accompanists in the acoustic music scene. He has performed at major festivals and concert venues across North America, Europe and Australia. A diverse musician, Mr. DiMario adds rock solid, low-end accompaniment and driving rhythm to any musical situation. A founding member of the string band sensation Crooked Still, DiMario brings a diverse musical palette and energetic approach to an ensemble. He has also performed extensively with New England fiddler and singer Lissa Schneckenburger as well as being a part of the Brittany Haas/Dan Trueman Band, performing original music in Old-Time and Scandinavian styles. Most recently, Mr. DiMario was in the"house band" for Bela Fleck's New York Banjo Summit featuring banjoists Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Pete Wernick, Eric Weissberg, Richie Stearns, Noam Pikelny and of course Bela Fleck.
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