Monday, December 29, 2014
CANCELLED!! VALKYRIE: Scottish Music with a Twist! Saturday February 14, 2015
VALKYRIE: Scottish Music with a Twist!
Saturday February 14, 2015
Doors @ 7:30p / Hit @ 8p
Advanced: Seniors/Students/Disabled $12; General $15
Musically Minded Academy
Oakland CA 94618
Kris Anderson , Gail Muldrow, Julie Egger, Bonnie Mackinnon Hofkin
Scottish with Blues influence
Gail Muldrow plays guitar in many styles
Julie Egger has played the violin since the age of seven.
Bonnie Mackinnon Hofkin has been making magic with her "moothie" (harmonica) for 20 years, pursuing her love of blues, country, folk, jazz and more recently, Celtic. She is also a tenor drummer Kristen Robbie Anderson bills himself as a multi-instrumentalist, dabbling in various genres with a variety of stringed instruments including guitar, bass, tenor banjo & mandolin, as well as bagpipes, harmonica, and Irish whistles.
25 years ago, Kris Anderson and Gail Muldrow had occasion to perform some Celtic fusion music together and in 2013 they got together with blues harmonica player, Bonnie Hofkin. Adding to these three was blues fiddler, Julie Egger, who was interested in trying her hand at some Scottish music.
And so was born VALKYRIE. The lassies' common blues background serves them well as they apply their marvelous improvisations to what many would consider a more staid and traditional genre, the historic ballads, pub ditties, jigs and reels of Scotland and Ireland.
And a little blues thrown in now and then just for fun.
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