Guitarist and composer BRIAND MORRISON
of Grand Portage, MN, has partnered with NSMA, through funding from the MN State Arts Board, to compose twelve original jazz, rock, and blues numbers for guitar and an array of backing instruments and vocals. In summer 2014, Morrison will record this material for a full-length CD, along with other regional musicians he has commissioned for the project. The Sept. 20 performance at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts will feature Morrison performing the twelve songs with accompanying musicians, along with other works.
Each year the North Shore Music Association sponsors a dynamic weekend for bluegrass musicians and fans at Lutsen Resort. Friday is check-in, registration, and jamming. Saturday is workshops, more jamming, and an evening concert by our featured group. And Sunday is... more jamming before check-out. It's a pickin' weekend in a relaxed setting -- a wonderful opportunity to connect with your bluegrass friends.
This year's featured instrument is MANDOLIN. Featured instructor is EMORY LESTER
is one of the day’s foremost exponents of the acoustic mandolin. The power and attack of his playing are unmatched, and his sound is infectious. He has inspired and influenced many of today’s current wave of mandolinists, pointing the way with his clean, clear, fast, and efficient mandolin techniques.
Emory is currently touring with Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa, performing shows across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the U.K. His fourteen-year friendship and musical collaboration with noted clawgrass banjoist Mark Johnson has yielded four creative recording projects. Mark and Emory have toured across the U.S. and have been featured on several performances with Steve Martin, most notably on Late Night with David Letterman
in September 2012.
For more about Bluegrass Masters Weekend and Emory Lester, go to http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php
Saturday Mandolin Workshops
: $8/each, $30/full day. Register at event.
Saturday Concert with Emory & Friends, 8 PM
: $20 adults, $10 youth (18 & under). Tickets for sale at event only -- in Lutsen Resort Lobby starting at 6 PM, and at Lutsen Ballroom door at 7:30 PM.
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