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McKasson & McDonald: A Modern Take on Traditional Folk
May 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $15 - $20
The Poppy warmly welcomes Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald, masters of tradition who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges. Pulling from parallel strands of influence, the duo creates a swirling level of intensity that traverses darkness, light, and everywhere in between. Their new album focuses on the relatability of music hundreds of years old, weaving new ideas and tunes with the old to create a timeless sound.
Ryan McKasson – fiddle, vocals
Eric McDonald – acoustic & electric guitar, vocals
Despite living active musical lives thousands of miles apart, Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald are committed to working together to forge a new musical path. Ryan, an acclaimed performer, composer, collaborator, and teacher, was the youngest ever to win the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship. Eric, who studied at Berklee College of Music under world-renowned musicians such as guitarist/mandolinist John McGann and cellist Eugene Friesene, is now considered one of the United States’ premier accompanists.
Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM
Admission: $15-20 sliding scale
Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event – please arrive at the Red Poppy when doors open to purchase tickets. All ages are welcome.