Coletrain Music Academy offers a workshop, a concert | Free content


The Coletrain Music Academy has teamed up with violinist Darol Anger to offer a music workshop and concert on April 13 in Buena Vista.

The workshop will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 13, followed by the concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman Ave.

The cost of the workshop is $65 and the concert is $25.

Anger, professor emeritus at Berklee College of Music, will perform with his band, Mr. Sun, a press release said.

Mr. Sun is an American roots band consisting of violinist Anger; Joe K. Walsh, mandolin virtuoso and singer who spent four years with the award-winning bluegrass band the Gibson Brothers; guitarist Grant Gordy, former member of David Grisman’s band; and Scottish bassist Aidan O’Donnell, who has accompanied harpist Maeve Gilchrist and many modern jazz musicians.

The group has appeared in recent years at Wintergrass, Rockygrass, Gray Fox, Freshgrass and IBMA conventions.

“Mr. Sun is made up of four of the best musicians in the American Roots scene. I’ve had the pleasure of playing with and learning from a few of these artists,” said Coleman Smith, founder of the Coletrain Music Academy. .

The workshop is aimed at beginner to intermediate students and will feature an open forum style with instruction on violin, guitar, bass, and mandolin.

“Students will benefit from the intimate setting, open dialogue, and Q&A with these highly sought-after master teachers,” Smith said.

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