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McKasson/McDonald/McLane Trio

13 October 2019
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Upper Valley Music Center

3:30 Workshop Registration
6:30 Concert

Ryan McKasson, Eric McDonald, and Jeremiah McLane teach a workshop and perform a concert of traditional music on fiddle, guitar and accordio

3:30 pm Workshop: Composing in the Traditional Music Genre

Ryan McKasson, Eric McDonald and Jeremiah McLane deconstruct three original tunes they’ve written and talk about the process of writing in a traditional music style. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own pieces for help, or come prepared to try something new! Workshop will take place at Upper Valley Music Center.

6:30 pm Concert: McKasson/McDonald/McLane Trio
Ryan McKasson, Eric McDonald and Jeremiah McLane are masters of tradition who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges. Their individual artistry is enhanced when together. In short, the sum creates a greater whole. The result is an alluring complexity, full of spontaneous musicality. Pulling from parallel strands of influence, they create a swirling level of intensity that traverses darkness, light, and everywhere in between. An air of mystery pervades a sound compelling enough to transcend boundaries and appeal to music lovers of all stripes. Devon Leger of Hearth Music says, “This trio really shows how masterful musicians listen and play off each other.” The music they create is to share, and live performance is the forte. But their mutual attitude stretches beyond the music. They have been good friends ever since they met, and this is present in their live performances, which are full of organic banter and good humor to go along with the music. They create an environment of their own design, drawing in listeners without pretense. Despite living active musical lives thousands of miles apart these musicians have committed to working together to forge a new musical path.