Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston

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Arbutus Folk School Presents:

Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston

Opening performance by The REDS

in Concert on Wed. July 19th, 7pm at Nova Middle School

Advance tickets prices: $20 adults, $15 youth
Door tickets: $25 adults, $20 youth
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Nova Middle School: 2020 22nd Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/pVkcvMSqa622

Two important innovators of the String World come together again in this reunion show. Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston have worked together in The Republic Of Strings, The Fiddlers Four, and in various Duo settings all over the world. Darol’s long history of virtuosic violin innovation and Rushad’s startlingly unique approach to just about everything make an unforgettable combination.

Fiddler, composer, producer and educator, Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his founding of numerous pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, his Duo with Mike Marshall, and others. He has performed and taught all over the world with musicians such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Bela Fleck, Bill Evans, Edgar Meyer, Bill Frisell, Tony Rice, Tim O’Brien, The Anonymous 4, Marin Alsop and the Cabrillo Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, Mark O’Connor, and Stephane Grappelli. Today Darol can be heard on NPR’s “Car Talk” theme every week, along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice. He was also the violinist on the phenomenally popular Sim City computer games. In addition to performing all over the world, he has recorded and produced scores of important recordings since 1977, is a MacDowell and UCross Fellow, and has received numerous composers’ residencies and grants. He has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings and motion picture soundtracks. He is an Associate Professor at the prestigious Berklee School of music. He recently began an ambitious online Fiddle School at ArtistWorks.com. He is interested in 5-string violin technology and has built 2 of them.
His website is http://darolanger.com

Rushad Eggleston AKA Rusharguanox Grimblestein AAKA Ushard Imbleston delights the senses and expands the mind with his far flung tales of Sneth and Jick and Thurrowogoufnees. Besides being a world renowned virtuosic cello innovator, he is a lyric poet, kazoo master, guitar shredder, and galavanting banjo clumper extraordinaire, who is becoming quite famous on the internet.  Many consider this gently fierce man a Wizard. If so it be because he has been evolving forth from Snee Goblin to Sneth Wizard. Nothing can compare to seeing him in person give his 337% committed musical sermons of infinite glee, covering topics rarely imagined by even semi mortals. Indeed, he eats topics, and makes them into topical ointments for the healing of your world-worn imagination-that-used-to-be. Do you dare to think the unthinkable? Do you dare to support a truly original rebel artist jester antelope of mind melting capabilities? Then come forth, brave squire, and be amazed.

Rushad Workshop Info
Date: Sunday, July 23rd
Time: 3pm-5pm
Location: Nova Middle School
Registration: $35. Advance registration will be required. To register for Rushad’s workshop, click on the big red “Register For Classes” button on the top of this page.

About The REDS

The REDS are a teen folk band from Olympia, WA.  The REDS play a variety of fiddle music genres from Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, Scandinavian, old time and bluegrass. They are made up of two sets of brothers (Dante and Eros – River and Sage). They are all multi-instrumentalists and play a combination of traditional tunes, originals and popular fiddle compositions.

The REDS have appeared at the Bellingham Folk Festival, Oly Fiddle Fest, Oly Old Time, the Washington Center Young Ambassadors Showcase and recently with world renowned duo, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas.
REDS = River, Eros, Dante, Sage