The Andrew Collins Trio
Time & Location
About The Event
Greenbank Folk Music Society is thrilled to announce that Canadian folk musical mainstays, The Andrew Collins Trio, will entertain on Saturday, January 25th. Showtime: 8 pm.
As noted in the Trio’s web site, Mandolin maestro Andrew Collins is at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. He didn’t invent it but he did co-found some seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking Tree String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, his namesake Trio. Having gathered five JUNO nominations and seven Canadian Folk Music Awards with his various ensembles, he’s been zeroing in on the work he does with Trio-mates: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta, whose versatility shines through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney holding it down on the bass, mandocello and vocals. Showcasing a dizzying number of styles and instruments on stage, Collins and Co. appear to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop”, likely keeping them just ahead of his grasp. Bending and blending genres, these musical shape shifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and Newgrass invader, David Grisman.
Greenbank Folk Music Society, Greenbank Centennial Hall, Greenbank (Hwy 12, 30 mins north of Whitby).
Tickets are $ 30 each and available at: – Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock St West, in Uxbridge, 905-852-4282 – P O E Design, 146 Queen St, in Port Perry, 905-985-0060 – or Phone 905-985-8351 for reserved tickets and information.