The multiple Juno Award-nominated Andrew Collins Trio bring their high-energy folk sounds to the Upstairs Lounge in the Oak Bay Recreation Centre for a 7:30 p.m. show this Saturday (Feb. 8). Photo contributed

Boundary-pushing folk trio landing in Victoria for weekend show

Award-winning Andrew Collins Trio unveiling new material at Oak Bay’s Upstairs Lounge Feb. 8

If you’re a fan of groups whose music bends genres and draws on the considerable talents of their members to create a memorable improvisational performance, you’ll want to catch the Andrew Collins Trio this Saturday (Feb. 8) at the Upstairs Lounge in Oak Bay.

The wildly exploratory Collins, a five-time Juno Award-nominated and seven-time Canadian Folk Music Award-winning “mando-maestro,” and Trio-mates fellow Mike Mezzatesta (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, mandola) and James McEleney (bass, mandocello and vocals), are playing in support of their new double-disc release, Tongue & Groove.

Not suprisingly, Tongue features all tracks with vocals, while Groove includes all instrumentals.

“Since so much of my material has been instrumental over the years, people expect an (Andrew Collins Trio) show to be almost all instrumental,” Collins says. “However, I love to sing and we’ve always incorporated vocals into the show.”

Listeners at the live performance will hear a unique combination of folk, newgrass, jazz and chamber-oriented roots music – some instrumental and other featuring their well-blended vocal work. Bending and blending genres, these musical shape shifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and newgrass invader, David Grisman.

Tickets are $25, available in advance online at beaconridgeproductions.com, by phone at 250-595-7946, or in person at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. If available, tickets are $30 at the door.

Find more information about the trip at andrewcollinstrio.com.



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