Simon Chrisman & Wes Corbett in Concert
BIMA presents an evening of live virtuosic acoustic instrumental music with Wes Corbett and Simon Chrisman. This extraordinary duo brings original compositions and mind-blowing technical ability to the Frank Buxton Auditorium for a night of unforgettable music.
About the Artists
Wes and Simon started down the musical road at around the same time, on the same small island, but only met by chance and with the accidental help of Bill Frissell and a local noodle shack. Fast friends from the start, theyve made music together every chance theyve had along the way, making two records with chamber grass outfit the Bee Eaters, and stealing chances to get in a two or two when passing through each others city of residence while on tour with other bands. Now, sixteen years after meeting, theyre releasing their first duo recording
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Wesley Corbett has been playing the banjo since he was 16, after a split from the classical piano. He has performed with many of the most influential acoustic musicians of our time, including Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Sarah Jarosz, Sierra Hull, Bruce Molsky, Robert Earl Keen, Tony Trischka, Molly Tuttle, and Laurie Lewis (among many others), as well as touring internationally with the Indie-Popgrass band Joy Kills Sorrow. From 2011-2015 Wes was the professor of banjo at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. He now lives in Nashville, TN and plays in the Molly Tuttle Band.
Hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman brings an unusual style to an instrument that has previously been thought to have limited range and technique…his inventive virtuosic touch and sophisticated rhythmic sensibilities are redefining the instrument and earning the attention of musicians from all over the world. He tours with the Jeremy Kittel Band and the Bee Eaters, and has performed with Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Mike Marshall, Laurie Lewis and Seamus Egan.
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