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Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin &
Grammy Winner, Todd Phillips

Sept. 16, 2015
Club Congress

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Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin and Todd Phillips

Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin and Todd Phillips


Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin have performed and recorded together for over twenty years. Their two albums, Canyoneers and So Long Arizona, established the pair as significant musical performers and creative songwriters with a keen interest in the visual images and life of the Southwest. Two-time Grammy-award winner bassist and producer Todd Phillips has dedicated his life to musical projects that represent the best in progressive acoustic music.

Brashear is an exceptional and a colorful multi-instrumentalist, charismatic singer, and songwriter who portrays contemporary life with old-time flavor. McLaughlin is a former National Flatpicking Guitar Champion who has toured and recorded extensively with Laurie Lewis and Grant Street. He also played on Chris’s acclaimed album, Wunderlust and his 2013 release, Heart of the Country. Brashear and McLaughlin’s performances showcase their sibling-like vocal harmonies, intricate arrangements, and stunning instrumental virtuosity. Though steeped in bluegrass tradition, they perform many original songs and draw from a deep repository of acoustic American roots music on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. Making up the third member of the trio is Grammy Award winner and original founding member of the David Grisman Quintet, Todd Phillips on acoustic bass. Phillips has made a career of consistently performing and recording with acoustic music’s finest and most creative artists. His tone, timing, and subtly intricate bass lines make him one of the few real stylists on acoustic bass, and he is among the very best practitioners of the instrument on the scene. He has performed in venues from he Royal Albert Hall in London, with Joan Baez, to The David Letterman Show with Elvis Costello. Throughout the 1980s, Frets Magazine readers voted Phillips five times the Readers Poll Awards for “best jazz” and “best bluegrass bassist”.

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