Andrew Collins Trio  +Notre Dame de Grass  +Li’l Andy  +Dj JP

6@8 avec Mike O’brien et Michelle Topkins – GRATUIT

21h30 – Andrew Collins Trio + Notre Dame de Grass + Li’l Andy + Dj JP

Andrew Collins Trio

Bluegrass / Old-Time

As a solo artist and founding member of some of Canada's most celebrated string bands, Andrew Collins is at the centre of a burgeoning Canadian acoustic music scene. He is a prolific composer, performer, educator and accomplished multi-instrumentalist. Andrew plays mandolin, mandola, mandocello, guitar, and fiddle, deftly navigating across the bluegrass, old-time, jazz, blues, swing, Celtic and classical traditions.

Notre Dame de Grass

Canadian Folk Music Award nominated Notre Dame de Grass is a five-piece bluegrass band specializing in original songs and instrumental material.

Songsmith/guitarist Matt Large and composer/banjoist Guy Donis provide the palette for fiddler Josh Zubot, mandolinist Joe Grass and bassist Solon McDade to exhibit their exceptional skill.

While staying true to the conservative sensibilities of bluegrass music, Notre Dame de Grass calls upon the deep well of North American folk idioms to inform their work.

Featuring strong vocal harmonies and high calibre instrumental musicianship, a Notre Dame de Grass concert is a unique tour de force.

"NDG is an all-star band of musicians. You don't need to be a bluegrass junkie to love this band." - Gene Swimmer


Country / Roots Music / Gospel

"This is roots-based Americana that actually deserves to be made." -The Village Voice

****1/2 "This is a monumental release. Li'l Andy has walked the decaying streets of Montreal for near a decade now, guitar in hand, cowboy hat on head, and mirrored shades firmly in place, but even the great things we've heard from him don't compare to his third record. All Who Thirst soaks in the hallowed atmosphere it was recorded in, that city's famed Église Saint-Jean Baptiste, and is a testament to Andy's personal and spiritual quests and questionings. The tunes move to the band's slow-paced, late-night country vibe, a little bit of folk, rock and gospel explored for good measure."