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Michael Daves

Michael Daves

Jul 1st 2018 @ The Station Inn

Nashville, TN
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About Michael Daves
Genres:
Bluegrass, Americana, Roots, Folk
Band Members:
Michael Daves
Hometown:
Brooklyn, NY

Michael Daves was born in 1977 in the southern empire of Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up playing bluegrass in that grand old tradition of staying up late & singing real loud...
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Michael Daves & Friends feat. Tony Trischka
Sunday, July 1st, 2018
7:00 PM
The Station Inn
402 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN
Guitarist and singer Michael Daves leads a stellar band featuring banjo legend Tony Trischka along with fiddler Brittany Haas (Hawktail, David Rawlings, Live From Here) on fiddle, 5-time IBMA bassist of the year Mike Bub, and mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner (Della Mae) plus special guest. Venue info: http://stationinn.com/event/20180701-bluegrass-jam ABOUT MICHAEL DAVES Hailing originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Michael Daves grew up playing bluegrass in that grand old tradition of staying up late & singing real loud. Although he’s since moved north, the humid south remains, lodged in his heart and sinus cavities. Heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by the New York Times, Daves has garnered attention for his work with Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and others in addition to his solo performances. Daves’ most recent project is a critically acclaimed two-album set, Orchids and Violence, released in 2016 on Nonesuch Records. Both discs are produced by Daves and have identical track listing of mostly traditional bluegrass songs. The first features straightforward interpretations of them and was recorded live to tape in a 19th-century church by Daves and a band of roots-music innovators: bassist Mike Bub, violinist Brittany Haas, mandolinist Sarah Jarosz, and banjo player and Punch Brother Noam Pikelny. The second disc was recorded in Daves's home studio and includes bass, drums, and electric guitar, mostly played by Daves, and takes a raw, experimental rock approach to the same old-time material. "The identical track listing makes for a good comparison study," says the New York Times music critic Nate Chinen in his review, "and to his credit, it can be hard to pick which version of a tune is best." Daves previously recorded bluegrass standards on Sleep with One Eye Open, his Nonesuch debut, a duo session with mandolinist Chris Thile (Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek) that earned the pair a 2011 Grammy nomination. The duo makes for "a rip-roaring partnership," says the New York Times. "Bluegrass, in their hands, gets roughed up in the best possible way, with skill and fervor, and a touch of abandon." ABOUT TONY TRISCHKA Perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world, for more than 40 years Trischka’s stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Starting in the 1970s he blazed a progressive path for the banjo through his work with Breakfast Special (along with Andy Statman and Kenny Kosek), Country Cooking, and a string of remarkable solo releases. He mentored a young Bela Fleck, with whom he went on to release several recordings. In 1980s, his group Skyline was a staple of the festival circuit and, along with Hot Rize and Newgrass Revival set a forward-thinking tone amidst in a climate that was otherwise heading back to traditional forms. In 2007 with the release of Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular (Rounder Records) Trischka himself went back to Bluegrass and reinvigorated the double banjo tradition of that style, with the help of some fine companions including Earl Scruggs and comedian Steve Martin. That year Tony won the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) award for Banjo Player of the Year and the album awards for Recorded Event of the Year, Instrumental Album of the Year as well as a Grammy nomination. On Tony’s latest album Great Big World (Rounder) his instrumental expertise and boundless imagination are as sharp as ever. The album is a compelling showcase for his expansive instrumental talents, far-ranging musical interests and distinctive songwriting skills, as well as his sterling taste in collaborators. With contributions from his band Territory, Steve Martin, Michael Daves, Noam Pikelny, Ramblin’ Jack Eliot and many other special guests the 13-track set finds Trischka embracing all manner of possibilities, while keeping one foot firmly planted in the traditional bluegrass roots that first inspired him to make music.
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About Michael Daves
Genres:
Bluegrass, Americana, Roots, Folk
Band Members:
Michael Daves
Hometown:
Brooklyn, NY

Michael Daves was born in 1977 in the southern empire of Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up playing bluegrass in that grand old tradition of staying up late & singing real loud...
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