Andy Statman Trio to Perform at Campus Theatre


This Wednesday, November 13th, at 7:30 PM, bluegrass mandolinist and klezmer clarinetist Andy Statman will perform with his trio downtown at the Campus Theatre as part of the American Masterpieces Tour.

This performance is presented by the Weis Center for the Performing Arts and is free and open to the public; tickets aren’t required. Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the trio will host pre-performance talk from 6:45 to 7:15 PM.

Andy Statman is an acclaimed musician who has appeared on more than 100 recordings, 20 under his own name, working with Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Ricky Skaggs and Bela Fleck. He’s been nominated for the Grammy Awards, featured in multiple articles in the New York Times, Billboard, and Rolling Stone. He’s received the 2012 National Heritage Fellowship, which is the highest honor in the traditional arts in the United States.

Jim Whitney, the bassist in the trio, has performed with Meryl Streep, John Goodman, and Philip Seymour Hoffamn as a member of the Parabola group under the direction of Carter Burwell. He’s an original member of the jazz-bluegrass fusion group The Wayfaring Strangers. He’s appeared with jazz artists such as Anthony Braxton, Bill Frisell, and Alan Dawson, as well as bluegrass stars Richard Greene, Tim O’Brien, David Grisman, and Darol Anger.

Larry Eagle is the drummer and percussionist of the trio and a founding member of the Bruce Springsteen’s Sessions Band (which was a Grammy winner for traditional folk music). He’s also been a Blues nominee for the Grammys and perfomed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Good Morning America, PBS, and BBC.

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