Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin &
Two-time Grammy Winner, Todd Phillips
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
Club Congress- Copper Hall (seated venue)
Doors at 7, show 7:30
Tickets via web here
Tickets also at outlets with no service fees (thank them!)
1. Antigone Books- 411 E 4th
2. Dark Star Leather -2960 N Swan, Plaza Palomino
*Please email for special needs seating: Info@rhythmandroots.org
Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin’s two highly acclaimed albums, Canyoneers and So Long Arizona, established the duo as significant musical performers and creative songwriters with an appreciation for life in the rugged Southwest. Two-time Grammy-award winner bassist and producer Todd Phillips has made a career of consistently performing and recording with acoustic music finest artists.
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 two-time Grammy Award winner and original founding member of the David Grisman Quintet, Todd Phillips on acoustic bass. Phillips revolutionized the role of the bass in bluegrass music. In addition to playing bass on more than fifty albums he has made a career of performing with literally a who’s who of acoustic music. 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”.