The RCAC Performance Series presents:
The Andrew Collins trio with opening act: John Wort Hannam
Andrew Collins (mandolin/fiddle/guitar/mandola/mandocello), Adam Shier (guitar/mandolin/vocals) and James McEleney (bass/mandocello/vocals)
Doors open: 7pm
Opening Act: 30 mins starting at 7:30PM
Headliner: 90 minute performance; two 45 minute sets with 15 minute intermission starting at 8pm
Thursday, November 23, 2023, 7:30PM
Miners Hall, 1765 Columbia Ave, Rossland
You may already know the wildly exploratory and 5x JUNO nom/7x CFMA winning Andrew Collins through his work with The Foggy Hogtown Boys, the equally mind-bending Creaking Tree String Quartet or the Trio, itself – but you’ll never put a label on him for his approach to folk, newgrass, jazz and even some chamber-oriented roots music. Bending and blending genres, these musical shape shifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and Newgrass invader, David Grisman.
His skills on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola, mandocello and smooth vocals merge with the rich talents of Adam Shier (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and James McEleney (bass, mandocello and harmony vocals) and represent a back-to-basics visitation on what the band does best — spontaneity of the stage and rapid-fire, improvisational exchanges.
We are OVER THE MOON to collaborate with the @alpinegrind and bring John Wort Hannam on board in this Performance Series presentation!
In 2001 John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Those songs would become his first recording Pocket Full Of Holes, released in 2003.
Seventeen years later, the Alberta musician is releasing his seventh full-length recording Acres Of Elbow Room and has a few feathers in that lucky hat for his first six offerings. Feathers that include a JUNO nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, a Kerrville Texas New Folk win, and numerous Western Canadian Music Award and Canadian Folk Music Award nominations.
His recent album “Long Haul” just won TWO 2023 CFMA Awards! Solo Artist of the Year AND Contemporary Album of the Year!
$15/youth ticket (18 years old and under)