Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mike Auldridge

Back in October, Andy had the chance to reconnect with dobro master Mike Auldridge when both were presented with NEA National Heritage Fellowships in Washington DC - here's a video clip of their performance at the concert commemorating the honor.

There's a fine piece on today's Washington Post website about Mike's life and work.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Manhattan AND Brooklyn This Week!

Tuesday 12/18 @ 8:30 will be our last trio show at  Charles Street for 2012.
Andy and Larry will play a duo performance at Barbés in Brooklyn on Thursday 12/20 @ 8PM.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sunday, 12/16 Benefit @ Jalopy

The Andy Statman Trio will play a set at 9PM at the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn to help raise money for the Red Hook Initiative, an organization that does wonderful work in the community and has been in the forefront of storm relief efforts in Brooklyn. For more info about the show, click here.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Our Charles Street Bar Mitzvah, December 11th

Back from our midwest tour, The Andy Statman Trio celebrates 13 years of Charles Street Synagogue workshops on Tuesday, December 11th at 9 PM.  Joining us: harmonica virtuoso Jason Rosenblatt of the Montreal klezmer band Shtreiml.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Today in the New York Times

On Religion: A Search for God Through Bluegrass and Klezmer

Andy Statman stood in the narrow basement of an Orthodox synagogue improbably wedged among the boîtes and boutiques of Greenwich Village. He wore a plain blue suit and white shirt, and from his waist hung tzitzit, the fringes meant to remind an observant Jew of the 613 commandments. Twisting together the pieces of his clarinet, he ran through a glissando that seemed to corkscrew through the air.

Four rows of folding chairs were arranged before Mr. Statman, and in them sat about 15 people, several in yarmulkes, one an Australian woman whose music teacher back home had instructed her to find and hear Andy Statman. The basement’s shelves bore Talmudic volumes and Sabbath candlesticks, and the room was so chilly on this November night that nearly all the listeners had kept on their coats. (read more)

Andy Statman Trio Midwest Tour, 4-7 December

The Andy Statman Trio (Andy Statman on clarinet and mandolin, Jim Whitney on bass, Larry Eagle on drums and percussion) covering the midwest this week:

Sunday, December 2 @ 7:30pm
The Cedar Center
Minneapolis MN

Monday, December 3 @ 8:00 pm
The Englert Theatre
Iowa City IA

Tuesday, December 4 @ 8:00pm
Shank Hall
Milwaukee WI
(with special guests)

Wednesday, December 5 @ 8:30pm
Old Town School of Folk
Chicago IL
(also playing on WBEZ public radio at 2PM CST - listen live at

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Andy Statman Receives NEA Heritage Fellowship; returns to Charles Street 18 October

Andy Statman and Larry Eagle jamming after the concert with Flaco Jimenez and his band
Andy and fellow 2012 NEA Heritage Honorees  photo: Michael Stewart
On Thursday, 4 October, Andy Statman performed at The George Washington University in Washington, DC as part of the National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Award Concert.  Here are a few pictures from the evening.

The Andy Statman Trio returns to their New York home - the Charles Street Synagogue, 53 Charles Street NYC - Thursday night, 18 October at 8:30 PM.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Andy Statman receives his National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship at a ceremony Wednesday, October 3rd at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.  On Thursday, October 4th the Andy Statman Trio performs as part of the NEA National Heritage Concert at George Washington University.  Although all advance tickets have been distributed, some seating will be made available just prior to the concert, which also features performances by dobro master Mike Auldridge and Tejano Accordion legend "Flaco" Jiménez.  Tickets are free.
The show will also be webcast live on the NEA website.

Friday, September 14, 2012

9/23: Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash @ the Bell House in Brooklyn

The Andy Statman Trio will play a set as part of a big benefit at the Bell House in Brooklyn (149 7th St bet 2nd and 3rd Ave), Sunday September 23rd.  The main stage line-up, in order of appearance:

Tony Trischka (with Kenny Kosek)
The Andy Statman Trio
Aoife O'Donovan, Noam Pikelny & Chris Eldridge
Chris Thile & Michael Daves

Music starts at 3, tix available here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Living Room, Sunday 9 September

We've begun our holiday hiatus at Charles Street (returning in mid-October) so come on down to The Living Room this Sunday to catch our only show in Manhattan in September.  Once again we'll be joined by our friends from Union Street Preservation Society (Andy sat in with them at a show back in June - here's a video clip).  Buy tickets for Sunday's show here.

Speaking of videos, we played a concert in Boston back in March with guests David Grisman and Matt Glaser - some freshly posted videos from that evening can be found here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Andy Statman and David Bromberg, Thursday 30 August

On Thursday 30 August at 8PM
The Andy Statman Trio and Andy's old bandmate David Bromberg reunite at the 
City Winery155 Varick Street  NYC  NY  10013 (212) 608-0555

about 10 years ago, Andy, David, David Grisman and Jay Ungar were all part of a show in Englewood, NJ - here's a little video clip of a backstage jam..

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Andy Statman Named 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow

On Tuesday, June 19th, 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Andy Statman is to be awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.  According to the NEA, this program, now in its thirtieth year, "recognizes folk and traditional artists for their artistic excellence and efforts to conserve America’s culture for future generations".  Andy thus joins an elite group of honorees, including Bill Monroe, BB KingRalph Stanley, John Lee Hooker, Doc Watson and Klezmer pioneer Dave Tarras, one of Andy's early mentors.  Fellow members of the National Heritage class of 2012 include Texan-Mexican accordion master "Flaco" Jiménez and dobro luminary Mike Auldridge.  

The NEA commends Andy and the other recipients for having "honored the history of their art forms while also incorporating their own creativity and innovation to carry the art forms into the 21st century."

The full NEA press release can be found here, and their profile of Andy is here.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Barbés, Rockwood and more!

Busy week -
Andy & Jim at Charles Street, Tuesday 5 June @ 8:30
Andy, Jim and Larry at Barbés in Brooklyn, Thursday 7 June @ 10 PM
Andy & Jim double bill with our friends
Union Street Preservation Society
Rockwood Music Hall 196 Allen St NYC
Sunday 10 June, music starts at 7
tix available here
Andy, Jim and Larry with special guest
Jason Rosenblatt on harmonica
(of the Montreal's klezmer band Streiml)
Charles Street, Tuesday 12 June @ 8:30

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Return to Charles Street, Thursday 10 May - and more

The spring season of our residency at the Charles Street Synagogue begins on Thursday 10 May at 8:30 PM.  We'll be there most Tuesdays and Thursdays, but check the website for our latest schedule.

Plus, on Thursday 17 May, we'll have a special guest - a dear friend - raconteur, educateur and fiddleur Matt Glaser comes down from Boston for the evening.  Join us!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Andy Statman & Friends: The Living Room & Barbés

Two upcoming shows:
On Sunday, 29 April you can catch Andy, Jim and Larry
along with special guests
The Union Street Preservation Society
at The Living Room
154 Ludlow St NYC
music at 8
tickets available here

and on Tuesday, 1 May
Andy and Larry help begin a week of celebrations around Barbés' 10th Anniversary
our set starts at 9 but an evening of great music starts at 7
376 9th St Brooklyn NY

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

600th evening at Charles Street, Tuesday 28 February!

It all started on December 11th, 1999. On Tuesday evening, February 28th we'll have our 600th performance at the Charles Street Synagogue. Join us!! 8:30 PM.

Boston, 1 March: Andy Statman Trio with David Grisman

The Boston Jewish Music Festival presents
The Andy Statman Trio
with special guest David Grisman
Thursday, 1 March @ 7:30 PM
The Somerville Theater
Somerville MA

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"Old Brooklyn" on "American Routes"

This week's nationally syndicated "American Routes" public radio program includes an 40 minute look at Andy's music with special emphasis on his musical influences and including extensive interviews - you can listen here.  (Learn the true story behind "A Boppin' Crib" from "Old Brooklyn"!)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Podcast Interview: Andy Statman and Ricky Skaggs

Andy Statman and Ricky Skaggs sat down with Tablet Magazine to talk about their unique cross-cultural collaboration "The Lord Will Provide" from Andy's newest album Old Brooklyn.   Listen to the entire interview (including musical clips) here.

Back at Charles Street, 31 January/2 February

The Andy Statman Trio is back home - 53 Charles Street NYC - this Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 PM.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Old Brooklyn" release at (le) Poisson Rouge

 Wednesday 25 January at 6:30

the big official release party for our new double CD 
"Old Brooklyn"at 

158 Bleecker Street NYC NY