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Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge | Aoife O'Donovan

Release the Hounds: An Evening With

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge | Aoife O'Donovan

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The First Unitarian Church

Burlington, VT

$35 (First 5 Rows) | $25 General Admission, plus $3 day of show

This event is all ages

Julian Lage
Julian Lage is arguably one of the most influential and youngest versatile guitarists in the jazz world today. A child prodigy, Lage played alongside jazz giants such as Carlos Santana, David Grisman, and played on stage at the Grammys by the time he reached 12 years old.

Now 28, Lage has expanded his long list of prominent jazz collaborations with the likes of Gary Burton, Jim Hall, Béla Fleck, and Charles Lloyd. Come see Julian Lage make his StageOne debut this spring and expect to be blown away by this phenomenal musician.

"While guitarist Julian Lage came to prominence as a jazz prodigy, as he has matured he has concentrated less on wowing with technique, instead focusing on developing a universal versatility and working with an ever-expanding catalog of artists." -KansasCity.com
Chris Eldridge
As a member of Punch Brothers since the band's inception, guitarist Chris Eldridge has been at the vanguard of acoustic music for much of the past decade. Although initially drawn to the electric guitar, by his mid-teens Chris Eldridge had developed a deep love for acoustic music, thanks in part to his father, a banjo player and founding member of the seminal bluegrass group The Seldom Scene. Eldridge later gained in-depth exposure to a variety of different musical styles while studying at Oberlin Conservatory, where he earned a degree in music performance in 2004. During his time at Oberlin, Eldridge studied with legendary guitarist Tony Rice. After graduating he joined the Seldom Scene with whom he received a Grammy nomination in 2007. In 2005 he founded the critically acclaimed bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters. At the 2007 International Bluegrass Music Association awards Eldridge and his Stringdusters bandmates won Emerging artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year for their debut album, Fork in the Road. Meanwhile, in 2005 he had caught the attention of mandolinist Chris Thile, who enlisted him, along with banjoist Noam Pikelny, violinist Gabe Witcher, and bassist Greg Garrison to start working on an ambitious side project. Soon after they decided to focus all of their collective energies into band and Punch Brothers was born. The band has since released 3 critically acclaimed albums, received 2 Grammy nominations and toured around the world.

Chris Eldridge has worked with a diverse cast of musical luminaries including Jon Brion, Fiona Apple, Paul Simon, John Paul Jones, Marcus Mumford, Justin Timberlake, T-Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Jerry Douglas, Sara Watkins, Del McCoury and others.
Aoife O'Donovan
When USA Today predicted that Aoife O'Donovan would soon become "the newest darling of the Americana set", it had already been true for quite some time. Aoife is renowned for her ability to breathe magic into anything she sings.
Aoife (pronounced EEF-ah) grew up in a musical family, immersed in folk music. She went on to study contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory of Music in her hometown of Boston. Since her first professional engagement singing lead for the folk group The Wayfaring Strangers, she has maintained a wide variety of side projects and collaborations. Most recently, she has performed and recorded with Ollabelle, Sometymes Why, Karan Casey and Seamus Egan, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Darol Anger, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Christina Courtin, Noam Pikelny and Chris Thile (The Punch Brothers).
For the past 10 years, Aoife has been fronting the alt-bluegrass/string band Crooked Still, which she formed when she was 18. Despite her young age, Aoife has toured in ten different countries, performed with the Boston Pops and the Utah Symphony Orchestra and has appeared on countless radio and television programs.
Her natural talent for songwriting recently came to the attention of Alison Krauss, who recorded Aoife's song Lay My Burden Down, which is included on Alison's album Paper Airplane (2011 Rounder Records) and can also be heard in the film Get Low (2010 Sony Pictures). Aoife's crystalline voice has also been heard on True Blood (HBO) and Private Practice (ABC).
In June 2010, Aoife released her first solo recording in the form of a limited edition 7" vinyl. Featuring two original tracks, it garnered rave reviews from audiophiles worldwide.
Aoife has just finished a project with Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan titled The Goat Rodeo Sessions released in October 2011 (Sony Masterworks).
Aoife is currently performing shows with her band, Robin MacMillan on drums, Jacob Silver on bass and Ryan Scott on guitar, with plans to record a full length album in 2012. Originally from Newton, Massachusettes, Aoife makes her home in the musical hotbed of Brooklyn, NY.
"A splendid, folksy singer whose voice soars" ~TimeOut New York
"O'Donovan. Aoife O'Donovan. Remember that name, because with a sultry voice that makes her sound like a blusier Alison Krauss, she's about to become the newest darling of the Americana set."
~USA Today
"...her naturalistic phrasing and effortless control belie the complex structural ideas swirling around her. In an alluring, soft-spoken husk, she sings with complete emotional credibility, whether navigating dense, jazzy slides or haunted old-timey trills." ~The Boston Globe
Venue Information:
The First Unitarian Church
152 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT, 05401
http://www.uusociety.org/