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