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Alison Brown Band

    THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST!

  • WHEN Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $30 - $35

Alison Brown doesn't play the banjo. Alison Brown plays music on the banjo.

In the instrumental food chain, the five-string banjo is one of the more dominant beasts: loud, brash and very hard to tame. In 1945, Earl Scruggs made the biggest leap in harnessing its raw power, bringing a revolutionary precision of touch and depth of tone.

Thousands of three-finger style banjo players have since made their marks, but none has cut such a path or moved so far along it as has Alison Brown. She’s acclaimed as one of today’s finest progressive banjo players, but you rarely find her in a conventional bluegrass setting. Instead, she’s known for leading an ensemble that successfully marries a broad array of roots-influenced music: folk, jazz, Celtic and Latin.

Brown and her husband, Garry West are also the co-founders of Compass Records, one of the most respected independent labels in the music business.

Brown will be joined by Garry West (bass, vocals), John Ragusa (flutes) David Rodgers (piano) and Jordan Perlson (drums/percussion).

For tickets, please call (760) 304-5844 or visit MuseumOfMakingMusic.org.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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