Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fresh Videos from Charles Street

We've had fun with special guest artists over the last few weeks - here are some videos with guitarist Van Manakas and accordionist Charles Giordano.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thursday March 24th Duo Performance

Andy and Larry will perform a rare evening of duets at 53 Charles Street, Thursday March 24th.

Catfish for Supper, Tuesday March 29th

Guitarist Jon Sholle joins Andy Statman's Trio at 9 pm on Tuesday March 29th at the Charles Street Synagogue.  Jon will add another credit to his already ridiculously long list with the release of Andy's forthcoming Old Brooklyn set.

Jon and guitarist Hiro Arita dropped in on Andy at the Synagogue last year - here's a video clip, and you can read up on Jon's doings here.

Also - the final guest before the holiday break will be klezmer accordionist and Bulgarian-music-archivist Lauren Brody on Tuesday, April 5th (also Jim's birthday party!).  The Slivovitz will flow freely.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tuesday @ Charles St - Special Guest Charlie Giordano

Tuesday night, March 22nd @ 9PM, the Trio welcomes accordionist Charles Giordano to Charles Street.  Charlie, Larry's Springsteen bandmate and current E-Street keyboardist, recorded A Freylekhn Purim with Andy and the trio for a Smithsonian release a while back, so this will be a timely reunion.

St. Patrick's Day and Purim

Thursday night, March 17th - no parade, but catch the trio at the Charles Street Synagogue at 9 PM. Free schnapps, no green beer.

Saturday night, March 19th - come to the big Purim Blow-out at the Jewish Music Café in Park Slope Brooklyn - Music at 10PM

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday 15th March: Andy Statman Trio with Van Manakas

The trio is at 53 Charles St tonight, Thursday 10 March - come on down!

Next Tuesday our special guest artist is guitarist Van Manakas who has a list of collaborators ranging from Patty Loveless to the Gil Evans Orchestra.  His most recent solo album is called American Guitar.  In 2010 he completed and released Leavin' Tennessee, a collaboration with longtime friend and colleague, the late, great mandolin virtuoso Butch Baldassari.
We'll probably play a lot of Fiddlin' Arthur Smith tunes - here's a little clip of Andy,Van and Jim playing one called Fiddler's Dream.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Our First Tuesday Night @ the Charles Street Synagogue

Tomorrow night, 8 March, will mark our first ever Tuesday at the Charles Street Synagogue (53 Charles St NYC NY).  We'll also have our first featured guest artist in quite some time - Pete Rushefsky, a master of the tsimbl (or, if you prefer, cimbalom).  It should be quite a night.  The trio will also be back on Thursday.

Make a note - next Tuesday (15 March) we'll have as our guest the amazing guitarist Van Manakas and we'll be featuring the music of Bill Monroe and Fiddlin' Arthur Smith.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A new series at Charles Street begins Thursday March 3rd

Thursday March 3rd will be the first performance in a new series at the Charles Street Synagogue (53 Charles Street @ West 4th, NYC NY).  Thursdays will continue to be trio nights, and a new series on Tuesdays will replace our Monday shows.  Tuesdays will also feature guest performers with the trio, and our very first guest on Tuesday March 8th will be NYC based tsimbl-and-banjo virtuoso Pete Rushefsky.

Music starts at 9 PM (more or less).  As always, refreshments will be provided by Herman, our genial host.  Please join us!

Jackson Hole Jewish Music Festival

The concert in Wyoming was a terrific success - we're grateful to everyone who worked so hard to make it happen (and an unscheduled 5 hour layover in Chicago almost kept the show from coming off at all).  Many thanks to Chabad's Rabbi Mendelsohn and his whole crew.
photo by Rebecca Stern