Mushroom Kingdom Presents- May 7th 2009
STRINGS FOR INDUSTRY with BILL NERSHI AT STOCKTON’S EMPIRE THEATRE
From the saloons of Telluride to the some of the most sought after venues in America, Bill Nershi has delighted countless fans as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the String Cheese Incident. A seasoned veteran of flat-picking and a variety of acoustic styles, Nershi adds a unique, colorful perspective to virtually any musical situation he encounters, and his enthusiasm and playful spirit encourage an interactive, participatory experience for musicians and fans alike. His most recent forays into dobro, bass, and lap steel playing, as well as his accomplished songwriting contributions with Honkytonk Homeslice & the Emmitt-Nershi Band, prove that his musical horizons will only continue to expand.
An all-star band spiraling out of the seething brew that is the music community of Portland, Oregon. Musical legends Darol Anger (violin) and Carlton Jackson (drums), have combined forces with acknowledged monsters Scott Law (gtr) and Tye North (bass) for a musical experience which embraces the length, width and depth of American Music; in the great tradition of groups like The Band and NRBQ, this band covers it all and unites traditions in their original songs and dances.
“Darol Anger is the sort of musician who refuses to concede that musical boundaries even exist. Surrounding himself with up-and-coming musicians of the absolute top rank, Anger has upped the ante of string-band music almost off the charts.”–Amazon.com
Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players open the evening
Tickets are $15, available at the Empire Theatre box office or online at http://www.stocktonempiretheatre.com