Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Grisman to play Salt Lake for free on Thursday

The Salt Lake City Arts Council presents the 18th season of the Twilight Concert Series, Thursday evenings from July 7 through August 25 at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City.

Thursday, August 11: David Grisman Quintet & Old School Freight Train

For more than 40 years, mandolinist and composer David Grisman has been busy creating "dawg" music, a blend of many influences including swing, bluegrass, latin, jazz and gypsy. This Grisman blend is so unique, he dubbed it with a new name, “dawg.” In doing so, David has inspired a whole new genre of acoustic string instrumental music with style and virtuosity while creating a unique niche for himself in the world of contemporary music. The current David Grisman Quintet includes David on mandolin, Jim Kerwin on bass, George Marsh on percussion, Enrique Coria on guitar, and Matt Eakle on flute. (website)

Old School Freight Train (OSFT) has been creating new sounds in acoustic music since September of 2000. OSFT explores bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, classical, Afro-Cuban, and rhythm & blues, arriving at a unique and compelling sound. The five-piece band plays a combination of instrumental and vocal tunes. Old School Freight Train is the band to watch as they continue to gain exposure and win new audiences with their original sound and dynamic live performances. (website)

All concerts are free and begin at 7:00 p.m.

Seating is first come, first served. You must be present at all times to reserve seating. Only low-backed folding chairs are allowed and no blankets or chairs can be placed before 1:30 p.m. Beer and wine are available for purchase. No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the Gallivan Center. Pets are not allowed.

This is a local show for SLC Library Boy. It's free and about 5 blocks from my house - can't beat that!


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