Saturday, October 15, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
“Tony Trischka is known as the father of modern bluegrass” – NY Times.
Join the Lyman Allyn Art Museum for a Musical History of the Banjo with artist Tony Trishka. He will explore the complex history of the banjo and perform a variety of pieces from historic 19th c. styles and more recognized 20th c. works. Explore the exhibition America’s Instrument: Banjos from the Jim Bollman Collection prior to the performance and enjoy light appetizers while learning from Tony.
Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 ext. 2129 or email us. Limited seating is available.
About Tony Trischka
For nearly 40 years, Tony Trischka has been an inspiration for countless bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Tony made his recording debut with the band Country Cooking in 1971. Since then, he’s recorded numerous solo albums, collaborated with artists like Peter Rowan and Stacy Phillips, and produced Steve Martin’s Grammy-nominated album Rare Bird Alert. His 2004 album Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular also received a Grammy nomination and multiple IBMA awards. He has continued to push boundaries as one of the world’s top banjo players, lending his expertise as music director for the documentary “Give Me the Banjo”. Learn more about Tony on his website.