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"EXUBERANT AND RHYTHMIC, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," says the Boston Globe about Hanneke Cassel's playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought the native Oregonian many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music, and she has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and China. HANNEKE'S LATEST RELEASE, Dot the Dragon's Eyes (December 2013) features an all-star cast of musicians - including Mike Block, Rushad Eggleston, Jeremy Kittel, Keith Murphy, Christopher Lewis, Dave Wiesler, Ryan McKasson, Cali McKasson Kovin, and Ariel Friedman. Influences from Scotland to China, along with grooves and musical innovations from the hip Boston bluegrass/Americana scene, fuse together to create a uniquely American approach to Scottish music. She creates sounds on the cutting edge of acoustic music, while retaining the integrity and soul of the Scottish tradition. IN ADDITION TO HER SOLO ACT, Hanneke tours regularly with Baroque/Celtic group Ensemble Galilei, and has performed with the Cathie Ryan Band, Cherish the Ladies, Alasdair Fraser, and Matt Glaser and the Wayfaring Strangers. She is an active member of Boston-based band Childsplay (featuring 20+ fiddles made by Bob Childs) and co-founder (with Laura Cortese and Lissa Schneckenburger) of Celtic chick band Halali. She teaches regularly at Alasdair Fraser's Valley of the Moon and Sierra Fiddle Camps, Boston Harbor Fiddle Camp, and the Club Passim School of Music. Hanneke's fiddling has graced the stages of The Boston Hatch Shell (performing with Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block), Boston's Symphony Hall (opening for Judy Collins), Mountain Stage, The Plaza Hotel, and the Lincoln Center. AWARDS *2008 USA Songwriting Contest 1st place INSTRUMENTAL 3rd place OVERALL *2006 Nomination for Boston Music Award Best Folk Act *1998 Berklee College of Music Strings Award *1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion *1996 Oregon State Texas-style Grand Champion *1996 Berklee U.S. Scholarship Tour Award *1992 and 1994 U.S. National Jr. Scottish Champion Openers: Grace Morrison and David Delaney Grace Morrison's first release as a solo artist is now available on Itunes and CD Baby. The song, 'One of the Angels' is a tender tribute to a friend taken too soon; a celebration of youth; and a reminder to live each day to the fullest. Morrison recruited Pete Francis, one of the singers for the popular national touring act Dispatch, to sing on the track as well. Morrison said she was inspired to write the song for Ryan Levangie, who she graduated from Wareham High School with in 2003, after seeing an outpouring of support on his Facebook page following his tragic accident. "He was just a very friendly, uplifting individual," said Morrison. "He would still message me from time to time to see how my music was doing and every time I saw him he had a big smile on his face." All proceeds from the sales of this song will go toward a memorial in honor of Ryan Levangie. Prior to launching her solo career Morrison was the lead singer for Grace and the RSO. The band produced a 2012 self titled album and won the 2014 WPRI Rhode Show "Big Break" contest for their original song 'The Trouble'. A video clip of the song was featured during the finale of American Idol! Grace has written over two hundred songs. Just after graduating from high school, she went on tour with some legends of rock as her backup band including Chris Slade of AC/DC and The Firm, Greg Douglass of The Steve Miller Band, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge and Jimmy Baine of Dio. Not long after, Grace sang backup for Eddie Money. Grammy nominated recording engineer John Mailloux of Bongo Beach Productions says "Grace's voice is a reflection of herself--pure and true. She is an incredible talent mixing seemingly effortless musicality and original storytelling in the Folk and Americana genres." Grace teaches a studio of 70 private music students by day, and by night performs with her band. Grace's vocal styling captivates audiences with her articulate and engaging performances. You do not want to miss this fetching artist! Download 'One of the Angels' at http://cdbaby.com/cd/ gracemorrison2. Follow Grace on her new website www.gracemorrison.com DAVID DELANEY is one of The Whiskey Boys David leads the Whiskey Boys with his fiddle, combining Irish, folk, and Americana to craft the band's signature eclectic sound. With the Whiskey Boys he has released three albums: First Day, Mary Come to Boston, and 2012's Crescent Moon, writing and performing much of the music on each and building the band's reputation as an exciting and powerful new voice in today's Americana scene. The Whiskey Boys are a Boston based modern Bluegrass and Americana band led by Berklee graduate, David Delaney. They tour the Northeast and have sold out such notable folk venues as the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA and the Firebox in Hartford, CT. They have opened for national acts such as Lori McKenna, Man Man, and four-time Grammy nominated country artist, Trace Adkins. The Whiskey Boys performed at the Berklee International Folk Festival in 2009, Joe's Pub's 2010 and 2011 Make Music New York Festivals, the 2011 and 2012 New England Americana Festivals, the 2012 Jamaica Plain Music Festival, the 2012 North Branch Bluegrass Festival, the 2013 Bluegrass on the Bogs Festival and the 2013 Down Home Up Here Bluegrass Festival. In 2010, they were the featured entertainment at the National Governor's Association annual conference held at Fenway Park, and in 2011 and 2012, the Whiskey Boys were selected as the premiere country act at the Music Mountain Chamber Music Festival where, in 2012, they were joined by Banjo player Pete Kelly, formerly of Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. On television, the Whiskey Boys have appeared on the morning shows on FOX-61 in CT and FOX-25 in MA and "Better Connecticut" on WFSB in CT. On the airwaves, they have been heard on programs such as "Tangled Roots" on WHUS and Chris Tesky's show on WPKN in CT, "In the Tradition" on WCUW, "Droppin Knowledge" on WMBR, and "The Boston Local Music Show" on Unregular Radio in MA. Their song "Washington is Coming" was featured on WICN of Worcester's "Folk Revival" program during host Nick Nobel's "Presidents" show. Among their other accomplishments, The Whiskey Boys hold the title of "Most Romantic" from the Unofficial Boy Band Competition at the Clifftop Music Festival in West Virginia for their performance of "The Rolling Rock Bottle Song."
The Series can be viewed Online at http://www.warehamtv.org/watch/webstream/ around the World at these local times based on the schedule below: London - 11pm Thursday | Boston - 6pm Thursdays | Los Angeles - 3pm Thursdays | Hawaii - 1pm Thursdays | Melbourne - 8am Fridays | Tokyo - 7am Fridays | Jakarta - 5am Fridays | Cape Town - 12midnight Fridays
Grace Morrison and her band will support the Adam Ezra Group.
The Rose Alley Ale House is located inside the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Downtown New Bedford at 94 Front Street . They offer 40 selections of draft beer!
Bio: Grace Morrison began her musical journey studying piano at the tender age of five. At twelve she discovered the group Hansen and said “I can do that!”. She taught herself how to play the guitar, started writing songs, and two years later found herself opening for some of the best folk acts in New...See Full Bio