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ANDREW COLLINS TRIO

January 19, Saturday, Sarasota, ANDREW COLLINS TRIO, Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, 8pm,  $15 adv/$20 door, http://www.wslr.org  http://www.sarasotapeacenter.org/

Location Fogartyville
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota
FL
34236
US
941-545-5635.
http://www.sarasotapeacenter.org/
The mercurial, 5x JUNO-nominated/7x Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando maestro Andrew Collins is at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, the Andrew Collins Trio.

As Collins gathers up innumerable awards and nominations by these various ensembles, Collins, who’s comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello – is zeroing in on the work he does with his beloved trio: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta, whose versatility and mastery shine through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney, holding it down on the bass, mandocello and vocals.

Showcasing a popular collision of bluegrass, folk, jazz, classical and swing, not to mention a dizzying number of instruments on stage, Collins and Co. appear to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop” – all the more because their new CD, And It Was Good, even tackles the Creation story itself – likely keeping him just ahead of the devil’s grasp. Their equally dynamic genre hopping show is further enhanced by Andrew’s captivating lead vocals and James’ soaring harmonies.