A double bill with sets by bluegrass player Jake Eddy and metal guitarist Tosin Abasi!
Jake Eddy is a bluegrass guitarist born and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He began his music career and lifelong addiction to the road by playing banjo professionally at the age of fourteen with bluegrass-legend Melvin Goins. His guitar playing, which is primarily influenced by bluegrass and jazz, is showcased on his debut album of fiddle tunes, entitled Jake Eddy, which features such greats as Grammy-award winning Bryan Sutton, Rob Ickes, and Kenny Smith.
Guitar virtuoso Oluwatosin Ayoyinka Olumide "Tosin" Abasi is best known as the founder and lead guitarist of the instrumental progressive metal band Animals as Leaders. He has recorded and released four albums with Animals as Leaders: a self-titled debut, Weightless, The Joy of Motion, and their most recent album, The Madness of Many. Abasi is ranked by Guitar World at no. 97 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
FR SEP 8: Opening Night Party
6:00pm National Anthem Performed by Malina Moye (free)
6:00pm Instrument Petting Zoo, Children's Crafts (Studio Theatre, free)
6:05pm Roosevelt Collier (free)
7:30pm The Stephane Wrembel Band (free)
8:30pm The Surfrajettes (free)
9:30pm Rodrigo y Gabriela (admission charge; tickets required)
SA SEP 9
11:00am Sharon Isbin and Pacifica Quartet (free)
12:30pm Yamandu Costa (free)
1:30pm Conversation & Inspirational Talk with Malina Moye (free)
2:00pm Ron Carter Golden Striker Trio (admission charge; tickets required)
4:00pm Ani DiFranco (admission charge; tickets required)
5:00pm Jake Eddy/Tosin Abasi (free)
6:30pm Yasmin Williams/William Tyler (free)
8:00pm Andy Summers: The Cracked Lens + A Missing String (admission charge; tickets required)
9:30pm Emmylou Harris (admission charge; tickets required)
10:30pm North Mississippi Allstars (free)
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- Carter's Furniture
- Triptych Brewing
- Upper Bout
- A. Mark Neuman
- Dr. Jan Marie Aramini & Michael Pettersen
- Jill & James Quisenberry
- Trent Shepard
- Patricia Plaut & Kenneth Suslick
- Frances & Marc Ansel, in memory of George Perlstein
- Jean Huddleston & Kelly Foster
- Betsy Bachmann & Rebecca McBride
- Brenda & Stephen Pacey
- Carolyn Maille-Petersen & Todd Petersen
- Julia & Gene Robinson
- Pat & Allan Tuchman
- The Augustine Foundation
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