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Hutchins Consort Collaboration

On March 11th, we are teaming up with the Hutchins Consort for a FREE concert at Encinitas Public Library at 11am. The Consort is a truly unique group of eight exceptional string musicians playing exceptional instruments.  In the 1950s and 1960s American violinmaker Carleen Hutchins designed a group of 8 violins with complementary ranges spanning the musical spectrum from low to high. The instruments are today celebrated as masterpieces of acoustical design and luthiery, and have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Hutchins’ legacy and instruments are today preserved and celebrated by the Consort, based in Encinitas. G Burns bandleader Clinton Davis has been busily arranging old ragtime, blues, and jazz works to highlight the ensemble’s stellar musicians.  Repertoire will pull from rarely heard compositions of Louisville’s Dixieland Jug Blowers, Clifford Hayes, as well as other treats like a ragtime mandolin concerto, and a classical banjo piece. This will be a truly unique concert that you will not want to miss. Plus, ITS FREE!

Check them out shredding here. Theses folks know how to drag a bow.


Articles in The Troubadour

Clinton’s writeup of our September travels from New Orleans to Louisville, Kentucky for the National Jug Band Jubilee has been picked up by The Troubadour, San Diego’s newspaper for Americana and Roots music. Part 1 runs in their December issue, and Part 2 will run in their January issue.

San Diego Music Award Nomination

Thrilled to announce that the academy at the San Diego Music Awards has nominated our album ‘The Southern Pacific & The Santa Fe’ in the category of Best Local Recording! It seems only right to celebrate the honor with Chris Hobson, who recorded, mixed, and mastered the album with us at Rarefied Recording in North Park. Read Chris’ writeup on our recording session at his website here. The awards ceremony is on October 5th – Wish us well!

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