ALISON BROWN QUARTET WITH JOE CRAVEN

March 31, 2009, 3:00 AM HST · Updated April 1, 4:06 PM
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The Maui Arts & Cultural Center is pleased to announce the Alison Brown Quartet with Joe Craven, Wednesday, April 8th in the McCoy Studio Theater at 7:30pm. Brown’s Acoustic instrumental music has never been so beautifully represented as by her quartet.  Her signature hybrid of bluegrass, jazz, folk, and Celtic has been winning over both traditional and mainstream audiences for over a decade.

Alison Brown, Photo Courtesy: Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Alison Brown, Photo Courtesy: Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Alison Brown has taken an unlikely path in establishing herself as an internationally recognized banjoist. She toured with Alison Krauss and Union Station and Michelle

Shocked before forming her own group, The Alison Brown Quartet. She has recorded 8 critically acclaimed solo albums including the Grammy winning Fair Weather (2000 Best Country Instrumental Performance) and is set to release her 9th recording The Company You Keep in the spring of 2009. Alison has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered and in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. She is also co‐founder of the internationally recognized Compass Records Group.

JOE CRAVEN – FIDDLE/MANDOLIN/PERCUSSION/VOCALS

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Joe Craven is a musician in the broadest sense of the word. A former 17‐year‐member of the David Grisman Quintet, Joe is a one‐man string band, playing violin, mandolin, various guitars, and even ukulele.

JOHN R. BURR ‐ PIANO

John R. plays an original, lyrical style that taps a variety of blues, gospel and modern jazz influences. In addition to his work with Alison Brown, John R. has recorded and toured with Robben Ford, Paul McCandless, Michael Manring, Maria Muldaur and Jeff Beal, among others.

GARRY WEST ‐ BASS

Garry has toured with country artist Patty Loveless before signing on with rhythm and blues legend Delbert McClinton and later, folk/pop songstress Michelle Shocked.

LARRY ATAMANUIK ‐ DRUMS

When it comes to playing drums in acoustic settings, Larry Atamanuik wrote the book. Over the course of his 30+ year career this Toronto born musician has worked with Ronnie Hawkins, Seatrain, Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Alison Krauss and Union Station among many others.

The Alison Brown Quartet with Joe Craven will deliver a musically dazzling and high octane evening of acoustic music. “Like James Taylor’s voice or B.B. King’s guitar, Alison Brown’s banjo is an instrument possessed of a unique sonic signature and an inescapable beauty.” – Billboard Magazine.

Tickets: $30 plus applicable fees, reserved seating.  Tickets available by calling the MACC box office at 242-SHOW (7469) or ordering online at www.mauiarts.org.

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