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The Andrew Collins Trio

November 22, 2023 @ 7:00 am


The Vernon Folk Roots Music Society presents 7 time CFMA and 5 time Juno nominee mando-maestro Andrew Collins. Andrew is joined by fellow string-meisters Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney to showcase a popular collision of folk, new acoustic roots, chamber grass and jazz, not to mention a dizzying number and energetic interplay of instruments on stage. This dynamic genre-hopping show is propelled even further by Andrew’s captivating lead vocals and James’ soaring harmonies

Andrew Collins finds himself-through no actual fault of his own-at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. He didn’t invent it-but he’s certainly been a contributor, having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking Tree String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, his namesake Trio. That’s not to mention the fact that this prolific, robust performer-comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello-composes, produces, arranges, writes and teaches across multiple genres, including a popular collision of folk, jazz, bluegrass, celtic, and classical. As Collins gathers up innumerable JUNO nominations (5) and Canadian Folk Music Awards (7) won by his various ensembles, he’s zeroing in on the work he does with Trio-mates: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta, whose versatility shines through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney holding it down on the bass, mandocello and vocals. Showcasing a dizzying number of styles and instruments on stage, Collins and Co. appear to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop”, likely keeping them just ahead of his grasp. Bending and blending genres, these musical shape shifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and Newgrassinvader, David Grisman.

$40 Per Person
*Includes all fees and charges

November 22nd, 2023
Doors open at 6:15pm – Show starts at 7:00pm
Vernon Jazz Club
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November 22, 2023
7:00 am
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Vernon Folk Roots Music Society
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Vernon Jazz Club
3000 31st Street
Vernon, BC V1T 5H7 Canada
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