Posts Tagged 'bluegrass'

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers: Local bluegrass aficionados discuss appeal of true Americana music

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers: Local bluegrass aficionados discuss appeal of true Americana music

Steve Martin has earned his bluegrass recognition at Chautauqua Institution.

Not that he has anything to prove.

After his sold-out concert in 2011, Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers return tonight, with singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater for another round of bluegrass and comedy. But Martin makes sure to concentrate more on the music than on jokes.

NCDT, Greasy Beans bring a bit of the South to ‘Dance Innovations’

NCDT, Greasy Beans bring a bit of the South to ‘Dance Innovations’

Generally, a night at the ballet obliges a certain air of poised sophistication, but North Carolina Dance Theatre in residence is throwing a shindig that calls for hand clappin’ and knee slappin’.

The company will perform Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s 2003 bluegrass inspired ballet “Shindig” at the annual “Dance Innovations” program at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.

The raucous hoedown is complete with live accompaniment by Greasy Beans, an Asheville, N.C., based bluegrass string band.

The piece is always accompanied by live music, said NCDT Associate Artistic Director Sasha Janes, and it has become an essential element.