Sunday, December 18, 2016 @ 4:00pm
Unitarian Fellowship: 67 S. Randolph Avenue – Poughkeepsie, NY
$25/Members – $30/Non-Members
Andy Statman is universally recognized as one of the world’s foremost mandolin virtuoso’s. He began initially as a bluegrass performer and played in the iconic group, Breakfast Special, in his early years. A short time later his musical journey took him to the world of Klezmer music and he developed similar virtuosic facility on the clarinet. He has toured extensively all over the world in the past 35 years with his trio, playing Klezmer and Bluegrass music. He has recorded over a dozen albums.
In Andy’s Ramble, Andy is teaming up with his friend since childhood:
Gene Yellin, guitar, a 40 year veteran of the New York bluegrass scene. Gene has played with Hazel Dickens, Breakfast Special (Kenny Kosek, Andy Statman, etc), Yellin Grass (with his bluegrass banjo playing brother, Bob), Eastbound Freight and American Flyer (with Ben Freed). He has recorded with Hazel Dickens and Gene Lowinger. He is critically recognized as one of the best bluegrass singers to come out of the New York area.
Andy and Gene are joined by Ellery Marshall on banjo and Tim Kiah on bass and vocals. Ellery is from Los Angeles and Tim is from Newton, Mass. Both have played extensively in the past ten years in the New York bluegrass scene and both have amassed large resumes of musical accomplishment, in bluegrass, classical and jazz.