Thursday, October 25, 2007

Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin - Live@5 - Thursday 10/25

Tune in to The Homestretch for a Live@5 performance from Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin. They are nationally renowned musicians who reside right here in southern Arizona and are celebrating the release of their new CD, So Long Arizona. More info below.

Peter McLaughlin & Chris Brashear
Bluegrass CD Release Concert
with Special Guests Tom Rozum & Todd Phillips

National Flatpicking Champion Peter McLaughlin and high lonesome fiddler Chris Brashear are joined by special guests in a bluegrass CD Release Concert Saturday, Oct. 27, celebrating their new CD, “So Long Arizona,” at the new Presidio San Agustin de Tucson Park in downtown Tucson (corner of Church and Washington Streets, just west of the YMCA) 133 W. Washington St.

Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin weave seamless sibling-like vocal harmonies with intricate arrangements and stunning virtuosity on fiddle, mandolin and guitar. Their songwriting is informed by their mutual love for the desert, canyons and rivers and high country of Arizona, with story songs of miners, prospectors, river-runners and the history of the region. They are joined by Tom Rozum (Laurie Lewis Band) and Todd Phillips (David Grisman Quartet & Psychograss).

Peter McLaughlin has lived in Arizona for 30 years. He attended Northern Arizona University, earning a B.S. in Geology in 1980. During the 70s, he formed the fiery bluegrass band Flying South with Tom Rozum. The band was among the most popular in Arizona. Peter is also an avid river-runner, logging dozens of trips down southwestern rivers. In the early 80s he attended the University of Arizona and received a Masters degree in Watershed Hydrology. Peter toured with Laurie Lewis and Grant Street for many years. Today Peter is a Senior Planer with the City of Tucson and tours with the Perfect Strangers.

Missouri fiddler Chris Brashear is an accomplished vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He is best known for his high-lonesome tenor harmonies and exceptional mastery on the fiddle. Chris writes new songs that sound old. He has toured Italy and the United States. He has recorded one solo album, tours with Perfect Strangers and Robin and Linda Williams. “So Long Arizona” is the second album co-written with Peter McLaughlin.

Due to a scheduling conflict at Old Town Artisans, the performance is held one block away at the new Presidio San Augustine de Tucson Park at the corner of Church and Washington Streets, downtown, just ½ block east of Old Town Artisans, across from the YMCA.

Bluegrass CD Release Party
with Peter McLaughlin & Chris Brashear
With special guests Tom Rozum, Todd Phillips and John Zarske
Saturday, Oct. 27, 8pm
$17 advance, $20 door
$10 for students with ID
Tickets at Antigone Books, Plaza Liquors, Enchanted Earthworks
Toll-free 800-594-8499, online
More information at (520) 440-4455


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