06. September 2020 - 19:00 till 22:30
Fishery Wharf Cafe Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead
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Andrew Collins **** Canadian Folk Fishery Wharf Cafe Presents | Sunday, 06. September 2020

Andrew Collins **** - Canadian Folk


With 5x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) nominee and 7x Canadian Folk Music

Award winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins and his fellow **** string-meisters just borrowed a page from basic carpentry, hitting the nail on the head with their new, double disc (1 all instrumentals, the other all w/ vocals), cleverly called “Tongue & Groove”.

You may already know the wildly exploratory Andrew Collins through his work with The Foggy Hogtown Boys, the equally mind-bending Creaking Tree String Quartet or the ****, itself – but you’ll never put a label on him for his approach to folk, newgrass, jazz and even some chamber-oriented roots music. 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.

Andrew’s skills on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola, mandocello and smooth vocals merge with the rich talents of his **** mates Mike Mezzatesta (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, mandola) and James McEleney (bass, mandocello and vocals) and represent a back-to-basics visitation on what the band does best -- spontaneity of the stage and rapid-fire, improvisational exchanges.

Doors open 7.00pm for 8.00pm Start

Tickets £12.00 via cafe website http://www.fisherywharfcafe.co.uk/p/tickets.html