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Little Black Train

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What do you get when you mash up a virtuosic bluegrass mandolinist, a traditional Irish fiddler, and an old-timey songster? Kenny Blackwell (mandolin and guitar), John Weed (fiddle), and Stuart Mason (guitar, banjo, and mandola) are the bluegrass-roots trio Little Black Train. From Depression-era gospel and blues to Appalachian and Celtic dance tunes, they dig up the roots of bluegrass that traveled to America from Ireland and Scotland in the 19th century. Avid practitioners of the time-honored folk process, they combine new words and melodies with traditional songs from sources such as the Carter Family, Dock Boggs, and Charlie Poole. On the instrumental side, they mine fiddle tunes from archival sources in West Virginia, Ireland, and Scotland. Refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Library

Date: 
Sunday, 03/23/14 at 3:00 pm
Contact Person: 
Kathleen Beasley
Contact Number: 
650.591.8286
Ages: 
Adults
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Library: 
Belmont
Event Type: 
Music

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