The Onlies want the world to hear five acoustic-string geniuses, and to that end have invited them all to perform a house concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Madrona, at the fabulicious home of Gretl Galgon.
Tashina Clarridge and Simon Chrisman of the Bee Eaters have brought together an all-star band to play and sing two sets of high-octane bluegrass, taking a break from their regular gigs to revel in the sounds and grooves of traditional bluegrass, a music in which all players have deep roots.
The musicians are:
- Dominick Leslie on mandolin (Deadly Gentlemen, Missy Raines & The New Hip)
- Luke Price on vocals and guitar (Scott Law, Tony Furtado)
- Ben Krakauer on banjo (Old School Freight Train, David Grisman)
- Tashina Clarridge on fiddle (Bee Eaters, Tony Trischka)
- Simon Chrisman on bass (Bee Eaters, Jeremy Kittel).
Though these five have shared the stage and toured together over the years in various combinations, the roots of their connection grow from late-night jams they've had at festivals, parties, and music gatherings… and that's the energy they'll be bringing to the stage on this one-off run down the West Coast: The playful exuberance and freedom of making music just because it feels good.
The Onlies will play a new tune or three to begin the evening, and then turn the stage over to Tashina, Simon, and friends. Please come, and invite your friends: It'll be a faboo way to usher in the new year!
Entrance is $15, students $10. Come at 7 for snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and wine in the loveliest of venues! Show starts at 7:30 p.m. promptly!
Gretl lives at 816 35th Ave. in Seattle. Map is here: bit.ly/Gretls