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Music workshop: Phoebe Hunt and Dominic Leslie, Gainesville, Florida

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

As part of its 2019-2020 season, Gainesville's Magnolia Roots Music (MRM) will host a workshop for musicians by singer/songwriter/fiddler Phoebe Hunt (phoebehuntmusic.com), and her duo partner and mandolinist Dominic Leslie (Hunt and Leslie also will be performing as a duo in Gainesville the previous evening; see information below). Named one of the Top 10 New Country Artists you Need to Know by Rolling Stone Country, Phoebe Hunt is an accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music. Phoebe merges her Appalachian-style fiddle chops with Texas twang, Indian ragas, gypsy jazz, and the free-spirited fun of a jam bandleader. Her superb band, Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers, has been drawing widespread acclaim. "Hunt merges her Appalachian-style fiddle chops with Texas twang, Indian ragas, gypsy jazz, and the free-spirited fun of a jam band leader.'This is what American music truly is. Its what America is based upon: the willingness to have an open heart, an open mind and to learn from everyone'." (Rolling Stone, 2017) Please check Phoebe's website www.phoebehuntmusic.com for more info. Dominick Leslie is one of the leading young mandolinists of today, excelling at traditional and progressive approaches to Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical and other World music. In 2004, Dominick became the youngest contestant ever to win the Rockygrass mandolin contest and has placed first in the Merlefest mandolin contest. In addition to playing with Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers, Dom's musical affiliations include Hawktail with Brittany Haas, Sam Reider and the Human Hands, and the Grant Gordy Band. Please check Dominicks website www.dominickleslie.com for more info. We are very fortunate that these exceptional musicians and teachers will be conducting a workshop in Gainesville as part of a Florida tour (please see below for information on related concert in Gainesville). If you would like more information, including the scope of the workshop, skill levels, etc., please contact Ken Meyer, Magnolia Roots Music, at 352-514-5606 or meyer@arcinst.org. Magnolia Roots Music welcomes traditional acoustic string music to Gainesville and north-central Florida, as played by exciting international musicians renowned in their respective genres (and cross-genres!) as they tour the nation. Promoting live performances of this music is essential for keeping it alive and thriving. This is MRMs mission, represented by its annual series of live concerts and teaching workshops in Gainesville, Florida. Thank you for being part of this heartening endeavor. NOTE: Phoebe Hunt and Dominick Leslie will be performing at a different Gainesville location at 7:30 p.m. on December 6th 2019,the night before their workshop. For information and to reserve a seat, please contact Andy or Diane Bryson (you cannot purchase concert tickets on this site): Phone: 301-351-8087 e-mail: bryca137@aol.com

Cost: 35 - 35 USD
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/19649/event/4457228

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