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ARTS WHISTLER LIVE! Andrew Collins Trio

February 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Maury Young Arts Centre
4335 Blackcomb Way
$15/advanced | $20/day of show
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Andrew Collins Trio

Calling Andrew Collins a master of the mandolin is the definition of an understatement. Garnering a reputation for dynamic, genre-hopping live performances full of energy and captivating vocals, Collins’ trio is perfectly rounded out by fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta and in-the-pocket bassist James McEleney. Showcasing a dizzying number of styles and instruments on stage, Collins & Co. appear to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop”, likely keeping them just ahead of his grasp.

Join us at 7:00pm for an intimate pre-show session with the Trio; get to know the band, their instruments and how they pull it all together to produce their captivating live performance.

Over the course of 45 minutes, the Andrew Collins Trio will demonstrate the various instruments and styles of music you will hear during their performance. Get to know each member of the Trio as they describe how the instruments they play compliment each genre in different ways and what their roles are in each context.
The Andrew Colling Trio are masters of the mandolin, mandocello fiddle, guitar, and bass, and will demonstrate examples of jazz music, classical music, bluegrass, Celtic, and old-time with an explanation of what characteristics define each genre.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  • Times: 6:30pm | Theatre Doors & Bar open
                7:00pm | Pre-show session – get to know the Trio
                8:00pm | SHOWTIME
  • Price: $15/advanced | $20/day of show
  • Venue: Maury Young Arts Centre (Get directions)
  • Age restrictions: All ages, cash bar
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“The level of musicianship is outstanding, as you’d expect from a serial award winner such as Andrew Collins. He must be one of the best mandolin players in the business”

 – Americana, UK



You may already know the wildly exploratory Andrew Collins through his work with The Foggy Hogtown Boys, the equally mind-bending Creaking Tree String Quartet or the Trio itself – but you’ll never put a label on him for his approach to folk, newgrass, jazz and even some chamber-oriented roots music. Bending and blending genres, these musical shape shifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and Newgrass invader, David Grisman.

Andrew’s skills on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola, mandocello and vocals merge with the rich talents of Mike Mezzatesta (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, mandola) and James McEleney (bass, mandocello and vocals). Appearing to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop”, the Trio’s dizzying number and energetic interplay of instruments on stage are likely keeping them just ahead of his grasp! Find out more.

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