Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Chandler hosts Vermont String Summit

Thursday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m.—RANDOLPH—A special gathering of world-class bluegrass, old-time, Americana, jazz, and new acoustic musicians will share their original compositions – and many traditional tunes – with the public at Chandler’s Upper Gallery in Randolph on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. The performers will include banjoist Ben Krakauer, mandolinist Joe K. Walsh, guitarist Grant Gordy, cellist/fiddler Tristan Clarridge, fiddler/vocalist Lily Henley, cellist Duncan Wickel, and vocalist Elise Leavy. Among them these musicians have toured with some of the best-known bands on the acoustic music circuit, including the David Grisman Quintet, Crooked Still, and Mr. Sun. They will be in the area taking a musical retreat together and working on their craft.

According to Krakauer, “It’s a rare event for us all to play a concert together, and it will be an opportunity to perform some of the new tunes that we’re working on in the days before the concert. We’ll play in a variety of solo, duo, trio, and ensemble configurations, playing music from bluegrass, old-time, jazz, new acoustic, and other traditions.”

After the performance there will be an opportunity for attendees to join in the music making, as the world-renowned visiting musicians will host a jam session with anyone who brings an instrument and willingness to join the fun. Admission is by donation ($10-20 suggested), at the door.

Chandler is located at 71 Main St., Randolph. For more information, contact or802-728-7173.

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