Saturday, February 01, 2014

Leon Hunt's n-Tet, Studland, Sunday 30th March.

Renowned 5-string banjo player Leon Hunt has played alongside some of the world's top musicians. After more than twenty-five years of playing almost every style of music, except the one usually associated with the banjo, it was time to get back to playing some good old-fashioned bluegrass.
Hunt and long-time musical collaborator Jason Titley had been discussing the possibility of putting a bluegrass band together for a while, but it was the death of the original architect of the bluegrass banjo style, Earl Scruggs in 2012 that provided them with the impetus to get the ball rolling. Bass player and vocalist Ben Somers and mandolinist Joe Hymas joined superb bluegrass guitarist Jason Titley, and Leon Hunt on banjo to form The Leon Hunt n-Tet.
This spring the band return to Dorset with ARTSREACH, following their memorable performance at last year’s Purbeck Folk Festival, to play homage to Scruggs with tracks from their debut album 'Farewell Blues’. Expect an evening of superb musicianship from this traditional bluegrass band.
Tickets (£8) as usual from Studland Stores: 01929 450204

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