At the home of Diana Sage and Jim Biggs in Redwood City
Concert 7:00 p.m. (doors open 6:15 p.m.)
Donation: $20.00 at the door (All proceeds go to the artists)
From Depression-era gospel to Appalachian and Celtic dance tunes, Little Black Train explores the roots of bluegrass that date back to the nineteenth century and earlier. Their repertoire includes fiddle tunes from archival sources in West Virginia, Ireland, and Scotland.
Mandolinist Kenny Blackwell, who studied with the legendary Jethro Burns, is known for his extensive studio work, as well as his collaborations with progressive fiddler Richard Greene and his membership in the Laurel Canyon Ramblers, a legendary California bluegrass outfit. Fiddler John Weed has lived in Ireland and immersed himself in the traditional styles of Clare and Donegal. The result is an old-time Irish fiddling style that complements his forays into bluegrass, swing, and other American music. Guitarist Stuart Mason is known for his authentic vocals, melodic mandola, and inability to hold his whiskey.
For reservations and directions, e-mail rwchouseconcerts(at)gmail.com or call 510-812-5360.