Noam Pikelny

Noam Pikelny

Amanda B. Grapes

Fri · November 17, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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Noam Pikelny
Noam Pikelny
Universal Favorite is the fourth record Noam Pikelny has released under his own name, but it’s truly his solo debut. His previous efforts—including 2011’s Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail and 2014’s landmark Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe—were full-band affairs that revealed his abilities as a dynamic bandleader while reinforcing his reputation as an inventive accompanist. The new release features only the man himself, playing lovely originals and covers that showcase his unique approach to the instrument and compositional flair. He recorded them live in the studio without accompaniment, coaxing a wide array of sounds and colors out of his instruments, embracing the challenges and exploring the new possibilities of the solo setting.

And, for the first time in his long and illustrious career, Pikelny even sings. It turns out he has a striking deadpan baritone that conveys humor and melancholy in equal measure. This album, he says, is “my musical manifesto. It’s the most personal statement I’ve put forward. The setting couldn’t be more stark and I think it lays bare my musical core. At times it’s autobiographical, as these songs I gathered illuminate the path I’ve traveled so far. Most importantly, it’s an incredibly honest solo album, in that there are honestly no other people on this record other than me.”
Amanda B. Grapes
Amanda B. Grapes
GrapeGrass is a new acoustic Salt Lake City supergroup led by fiddler/composer and Utah fiddle champion Amanda B. Grapes. The band resonates with a wide variety of audiences, performing Amanda's original music and other favorite tunes from the bluegrass, Celtic, and folk genres. Amanda is joined by some of the most dynamic and highly trained performers on the Salt Lake City acoustic music scene, with core members Ben Weiss (mandolin, guitar), Dylan Schorer (guitar), Zach Downes (bass), and Bob Smith (bodhran).
Venue Information:
The State Room
638 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
http://www.thestateroomslc.com/