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Andrew Collins Trio

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5x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) nominee and 7x Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins and his fellow Trio stringmeisters just borrowed a page from basic carpentry, hitting the nail on the head with their new, double disc (1 all instrumentals, the other all w/ vocals), cleverly called “Tongue & Groove." You may already know the wildly exploratory Andrew Collins through his work with The Foggy Hogtown Boys, the equally mind-bending Creaking Tree String Quartet or the Trio, itself – but you’ll never put a label on him for his approach to newgrass and roots music. Bending & blending genres, these musical shape shifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck & Newgrass invader, David Grisman. His skills on mandolin, fiddle/mandola/mandocello/guitar and smooth vocals merge with the rich talents of Mike Mezzatesta (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, mandola) & James McEleney (bass, mandocello & vocals) and represent a back-to-basics visitation on what the band does best--spontaneity of the stage & rapidfire, improvisational exchanges.