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Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 3:00pm
Banjo Series: Tony Trischka Banjo Series: Tony TrischkaWhen: Saturday, August 30, 2014Time: 7:00 PMGeneral Seating:$22 - Purchase OnlinePremium Seating:$28 - Purchase OnlineReservation Line:(760) 304-5844Guest(s):Tony TrischkaArtist Website:http://www.tonytrischka.com/Event Notes:Museum Members receive a 10% discount on tickets! DescriptionOne of the top banjoists in roots music, Tony Trischka, has influenced a generation of banjo players. His work with the Allman Brothers, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley and Pete Seeger has become a core of musical reference.This event is part of a series of concerts in conjunction with the Museum's special exhibition, "The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument." Tony TrischkaTony Trischka has established himself as both a wildly inventive recording artist and one of America's foremost visionaries of the five-string banjo. Widely regarded as the most innovative banjoist of his generation, Trischka's dexterity and restless creative spirit have inspired generations of fans, and his influence in igniting the world of progressive acoustic music permanently altered the face of American roots music.Throughout his fearlessly innovative career spanning nearly 50 years, Trischka has recorded and/or performed with a breathtakingly broad array of collaborators that includes Sam Bush, David Bromberg, William S. Burroughs, Keith Carradine, Vassar Clements, Ornette Coleman, John Denver, Hazel Dickens, Jerry Douglas, Nanci Griffith, David Grisman, John Hartford, Levon Helm, Chris Hillman, Garth Hudson, David Johansen, Jorma Kaukonen, Alison Krauss, Roger McGuinn, John Medeski, Natalie Merchant, Edgar Meyer, Jane Monheit, Mark O'Connor, Odetta, Van Dyke Parks, Tom Paxton, Robert Randolph, The Roches, Peter Rowan, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Ricky Skaggs, Phoebe Snow, Bruce Springsteen, Ralph Stanley, Tanya Tucker, the Violent Femmes, Loudon Wainwright III, Doc Watson, the Waverly Consort, the Whites, Tom Wopat, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Wichita Percussion Ensemble and the National Radio Orchestra of Korea.Trischka also produced Steve Martin's Grammy-nominated 2011 Rare Bird Alert, featuring performances by Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks. The same year, he appeared in, and was musical director of, the PBS documentary Give Me the Banjo. In the summer of 2012, he served as performer and bandleader for the bluegrass-infused Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It in New York's Central Park."Pretty much all of the old barriers are broken down now, so it doesn't feel like a fight to create what you want to create," Trischka observes, adding, "Even when I'm playing weird modern things, I'm still rooted in Earl Scruggs, but there are just so many more things you can do and so many options to explore. I just think of it all as being part of the whole continuum. I think it's important to hold onto the roots, but I also think that the possibilities of banjo are endless, and that's what keeps me going." Tickets & SeatingWere pleased to announce that the Museum of Making Musics concert and event space received a major upgrade. The venue now features new comfortable seating, a larger stage, audio-visual enhancements, and an improved sound system.For the banjo concert series, we are launching an improved ticketing structure based upon your choice of seating: Premium, for those who enjoy being up close to the musicians, or General seating for the casual concert-goer.In addition, Museum Members receive their 10% discount on all tickets.PLEASE NOTE: Members must have established an online account in order to receive the 10% discount for online purchases. Members who have not established an online account can use a special code to get their discount OR call the Museum of Making Music at (760) 304-5844 to reserve tickets.If you have not received your member discount code or need help setting your online account, please contact 760-304-5770.