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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Steve and his banjo coming to NPR soon
Announcement: Banjo Virtuoso Tony Trischka to be on NPR with Steve Martin and Bela Fleck

Music NewsBMNN wrote: on Jan. 11, 2007:
Cambridge, MA – Momentum is building for banjo virtuoso Tony Trischka’s new studio album Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular (in stores January 23). Trischka will soon be featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday in an enticing segment which will include an interview and performance from Trischka, comedian/musician Steve Martin, and Béla Fleck. Air date is scheduled for either January 21 or 28. Trischka and his special guests will perform music from Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular, his first bluegrass album in over 20 years, featuring five Trischka originals in an album of surging full-band tracks each marked by twin intertwining banjos.

Throughout the album, Trischka is joined by an all star cast of guest musicians, including notable five stringers Earl Scruggs, Martin, Fleck, Alison Brown, Tom Adams, Bill Emerson, Kenny Ingram, Scott Vestal, and Noam Pikelny plus Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Sam Bush, Barry Bales, rising star Michael Daves and others.

Trischka kicks off his Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular tour on January 11 in his native New Jersey with additional dates to be announced soon. Highlights include a 7-night stand with Bill Evans at the Blue Note on January 23-28 and a headlining performance at Makor on February 11. Trischka will be backed by his bluegrass band (except where noted): Noam Pikelny (banjo), Michael Daves (guitar, vocals), Brittany Haas (fiddle) and Skip Ward (bass). More information is available at or

Upcoming Tour Dates

11, Mexicali Blues, Teaneck, NJ
12, Millenium Stage – Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
13, Gild Hall, Arden, Delaware
15, World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA
17, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT
18, Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
19, Middle Earth Music Hall, Bradford, VT
20-21, World Financial Center – Winter Garden American Beauty Project: Music of the Grateful Dead, New York, NY*
23-28, Blue Note (w/Bill Evans’ Soulgrass), New York, NY*

10, Westcott Community Center, Syracuse, NY
11, Makor, New York, NY

*Tony Trischka Solo

Posted by cgadmin on Thursday, January 11 2007 @ 04:30:00 EST


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