Join Summit School of Traditional Music + Culture as we welcome two of Vermont's best back to the fold for a workshop and showcase, Saturday, February 16th in Montpelier.|
Workshop: 2-5 p.m.
Showcase: 7-9 p.m.
Both workshop and showcase will be held at Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, VT.
MARK SPENCER + JIMMY RYAN IN WORKSHOP AND SHOWCASE TO BENEFIT SUMMIT SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND CULTURE OF MONTPELIER, SATURDAY, FEB. 16TH
Saturday, Feb 16th Join Summit School for a rare appearance of two of Vermont's most accomplished and respected musicians - Mark and Jimmy's careers took shape in Vermont about 30 years ago as founding members of the seminal punk bands Pinhead and the Decentz. They then formed the group Blood Oranges, an alt-country band from the late 80's. In 1995, Mark Spencer left the band to tour with Lisa Loeb. The band reunited to record the song "Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet" for the 2003 soundtrack of the Motion Picture, The Slaughter Rule.
Mark Spencer is an American guitarist, steel guitarist, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and musician currently based in Brooklyn, New York. An original member of seminal alt-country band Blood Oranges, he continues to work as an in-demand band member and sideman with a diverse range of new and established musical artists. He has toured with Wanda Jackson, Lisa Loeb, Jay Farrar, Freedy Johnston, Tammy Faye Starlite and others. He is currently a member of the band Son Volt, and appears on their latest release, American Central Dust as lap and pedal steel guitarist, keyboardist, background vocalist, and engineer.
Jimmy Ryan, most noted for his left-handed imaginative mandolin playing, known for his old-timey voice and masterful songwriting, began his professional music career with Burlington, Vermont based, punk band the Decentz, and the revered traditional bluegrass band, Pine Island. Jimmy Ryan transcends traditional bluegrass mandolin playing. He weaves a tapestry of traditional, world and rock musicianship into an amazing blend of hillbilly roots rock. Jimmy dares to defy boundaries by using the mandolin as the lead instrument in an electrified band. His current album "Gospel Shirt" was recorded at Hi-N-Dry studios in Cambridge, MA.
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