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Roots Roadshow Live From the Red Room
April 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Tune in to birnCORE on Monday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. for the Roots Roadshow live from the Red Room at Cafe 939.
The Roots Roadshow features a collection of performances from students in Berklee’s American Roots Music program. The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex—is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America’s cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles are supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.
This month’s event features Berklee student Ariel Wyner, a singer, producer, arranger, composer, and mandolinist. New to roots music upon starting at the college last fall, he has taken a keen interest in the traditional picking style of Bill Monroe. He is a founding member and mandolinist/vocalist of the Ruta Beggars, a traditional bluegrass band that has performed at major bluegrass festivals in the Northeast, including Grey Fox, Ossipee, and Joe Val.
Tune in to the show here.