• One Lane Bridge, CD Release concert and party

    When:  September 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m.

    Where: St. Mary’s By-The-Sea, 12th Street and Central Ave., Pacific Grove

    Tickets:  Advanced tickets available through www.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door.  $20, $8 kids 12 and under.

    For more info contact Jackie at 831-224-3819, or fiddlejamjp@gmail.com.

    Coulter_Weed_DiSalvio6What happens when you combine fiddler John Weed’s raw, energetic Irish/American style with the glittering refined perfection of William Coulter’s guitar and the soulful gorgeous tone of Aria DiSalvio’s cello? Celtic music fans who were treated to a recent preview called their chemistry “bloody brilliant.” A simple jig or reel becomes a new art form as these three gifted musicians weave original harmonies, rhythms and counterpoint around a traditional tune.  The acoustic string trio One Lane Bridge fuses folk styles from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Spain with modern influences to create a sound both ancient and cutting edge – an unparalleled rhythmically exciting chamber-folk music style you will enjoy listening to again and again.

    More about One Lane Bridge:

    John Weed, fiddle, recording artist with the acclaimed bands Molly’s Revenge, Little Black Train and Story Road, is a classically trained violinist, who honed his craft in Donegal, Ireland where he studied at the Frankie Kennedy Winter School with Ciaran O’Maonaigh and Dermot McIoughlin, and taught at the Flowing Tide International Music School in County Clare.  For over 20 years, John has immersed himself in the study of various fiddle styles.  Due to his affinity for American fiddle, he often explores the connection between Irish, Scottish and old time, and brings his own brand of fresh musicianship and vitality to the creative process, delighting crowds at festivals and concert halls throughout the Western United States, and on the Pacific Coast.  He lives and teaches in Carmel Valley, CA.

    Aria DiSalvio, cello, received her BMA in cello performance from the University of Michigan.  When she moved to Santa Cruz in pursuit of adventure, she discovered the world of Celtic music and immediately fell in with a band of renegade cellists seeking to stretch the limits of technique and style. The result is her masterful range from beautiful lyricism to gritty groove. Aria has performed with Cape Breton fiddler, Andrea Beaton; master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser folk/pop singer and fiddler Laura Cortese, Grammy Award winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove and Roy Malan, concertmaster of the San Francisco Ballet.

    William Coulter, guitar, has been a veteran on the music scene for over 20 years.  His most recent recording, The Road Home, is a critically acclaimed solo project on the Gourd Music label. In 2005 he was awarded a Grammy for his contribution to The Pink Guitar, a collection of solo guitar arrangements of the music of Henry Mancini.  Musical collaborations have been a mainstay of his career and include: Songs For Our Ancestors,  with the great classical guitar virtuoso Benjamin Verdery; Time to Sail  and One Sweet Kiss, with Kerry-born Irish singer Ellis Kennedy; Simple Gifts—Music of the Shakers,  with cellist Barry Phillips.  Since 1997, he has acted as musical director and has toured nationally with A Celtic Christmas,featuring the native Irish storytelling of Limerick-born Tomaseen Foley.  William’s tours have taken him to Taiwan, England, Portugal, New York, Nova Scotia, Toronto, Oregon, Hawaii, and he occasionally is able to entertain fans in his home town of Santa Cruz, CA.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 20, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News

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