Smart Bets: Andy Statman

“Andy Statman is a master of two idioms linked only by their demand for virtuosity and their down-home origins,” says The New York Times. The award-winning musician is both a klezmer clarinet and bluegrass mandolin virtuoso. And, while he doesn't play those two instruments simultaneously (that would be crazy), he was nominated for a Grammy
in 2007 for his version of Bill Monroe’s “Rawhide." Then, in 2012, he received the nation's highest award in folk and traditional arts: The National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship. Statman and his trio return to the listening room at Black Mountain Center for the Arts on Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter/guitarist Tim O'Brien (a guest on The Andy Statman Trio's 2013 album, Superstring Theory) also performs. $55. blackMountainArts.org. Photo courtesy of Black Mountain Center for the Arts

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