Watermark Music Series – The Gasoline Brothers – July 24th
The first concert in the Watermark Music Series will be The Gasoline Brothers – The Music of Tony Rice and David Grisman featuring Alan Jeffries & Ray Legere with special guest David Wigmore on stage July 24th at 7:30PM.
Tony Rice and David Grisman have been regarded as two of Bluegrass’s top musicians and innovators and have inspired generations of musicians. Rice was an influential acoustic guitar player in bluegrass, progressive bluegrass, newgrass and acoustic jazz. He was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2013. His flatpicking style set the gold standard for acoustic guitar playing.
Tony Rice and David Grisman called themselves the “Gasoline Brothers” — their way of referring to the kinetic connection they felt when playing music together, especially at “burning” tempos!
Grisman, born in New Jersey, first picked up the mandolin as a traditional bluegrass player but by the 70’s had started exploring jazz. He recorded with various artists including the Grateful Dead on the iconic American Beauty album in 1970. He recruited Rice in the mid/late 70’s to be part of the David Grisman Quintette. What followed was a series of groundbreaking albums including Hot Dawg in 1978. The all instrumental music was a combination of Django Reinhardt-era jazz, bluegrass, folk, Old World Mediterranean string band music, as well as modern jazz fusion that came to embody “Dawg” music.
Both Rice and Grisman have recorded on countless albums for other musicians and their own discography is impressive. Tony Rice passed away Christmas day 2020. Grisman is still performing and recording.
Alan Jeffries and Ray Legere, both hailing form New Brunswick, will be interpreting the music of the Gasoline Brothers. This is a show not to miss for all acoustic music fans, two of the world’s best interpreted by two of Canada’s best.
Our special guest for the evening is PEI acoustic guitar wizard David Wigmore. Dave, originally from Kensington, is one of the original pillars of the Bootlegger’s Ball and has been entertaining Island audiences for decades.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.ticketwizard.ca or by calling the box office at 902-963-3963.
Watermark Theatre’s Mandate
Located in North Rustico, PEI, on land that is the traditional unceded territory of the Mi’Kmaq, the Watermark Theatre is a professional theatre company that produces time-honoured plays, as well as contemporary plays that resonate with our times.
As a company we are led by the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility and commit to incorporating these core values in everything we do.
We prioritize environmental stewardship and sustainability.
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In all of our programming we strive for artistic excellence while endeavouring to inform, affect, and engage our audience and our community.
For more information please contact Lara Dias at 902-963-3963 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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