Too Blue brings their wonderful mix of bluegrass, Celtic and swing for a rousing concert on the main lawn as the summer sun fades. Their show is a dynamic dose of serious fun. Smooth harmonies and adventurous musicianship bring stellar arrangements to life and leave the listener anything but blue.
Joan Harrison, banjo: Joan’s melodic banjo technique is creative and her clear and compelling vocals bring new interpretations to bluegrass standards.
Betsy Rome, guitar: Featured in ‘Flatpicking Guitar Magazine,’ Betsy is one of the few female performers in this demanding style of rhythm and lead guitar, and is noted for her blend of bluegrass, old-time, Celtic & swing.
Jamie Doris, bass: Having studied with jazz greats such as Reggie Workman, Buster Williams, Chico Jamilton and Junior Mance, Jamie has developed a reputation for solid and dependable groove in an number of genres.
Michael Sassano, mandolin: For over 30 years, Michael has delighted audiences with his remarkable stage presence. Michael studied mandolin with Jay Ungar and became a presence in New York’s progressive bluegrass scene. The band’s latest release, “Trouble with the Grey”, showcases Michael’s abilities as a powerhouse soloist and gifted arranger.
Sofia Chiaradini, fiddle: Playing violin since the age of five, Sofia has studied with classical violinist Julie Kurtzman, fiddle with Stacy Phillips and voice with Sarah Tolar. She has recently been awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Musice, where she plans to study later in 2017.
Come, listen and maybe even tap your toes! Bring a picnic if you like and we’ll provide the rose´ You may be dancing in the garden!
The garden will open at 4 and remain open for one hour at the conclusion of the concert.
In the event of inclement weather the concert will take place in the barn.
No cancellations after July 30