The Prism Coffeehouse is very pleased to announce the return of master mandolin/guitar duo Steve Smith & Tim May to Charlottesville
Friday September 29th 2017 at 7pm
at C’ville Coffee 1301 Harris Street Charlottesville VA 22903
Tickets $14 adv/$16 door
Advance tickets available right here or by emailing email@example.com
About Tim May & Steve Smith:
Tim May and Steve Smith bring an evening of original, traditional and swing music with mandolinist/vocalist Steve Smith and Nashville guitarist/vocalist Tim May. Smith and May originally met while on staff at Camp Bluegrass in Levelland, Texas and quickly discovered many common musical threads for exploration honoring tradition and improvisation. Their sophomore CD ‘Murder of Crows’ reflects upon this acoustic music force the duo has become. Their shows include tight vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin and twin mandolin works throughout a broad range of styles and includes many original vocal and instrumental works.
Steve Smith, who cut his musical teeth in the 1980s era Charlottesville-based newgrass band Cloud Valley, is not only known as one of this country’s top mandolin players but also as an outstanding educator. Along with his more recent work with the Roots/Bluegrass group The Hard Road Trio, Steve has been on faculty at numerous prestigious music camps. With the Las Cruces Symphony he has performed works of William Grant Still, Gershwin and George Crumb and the musical Chicago. Along with thirty years of coast to coast touring, Smith has performed in Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Cuba and the US Virgin Islands. He has also performed in musical theater in Cotton Patch Gospel (multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and actor) and the Robber Bride Groom; he composed and performed the score for a production of the Sam Sheppard play Curse of the Starving Class. Steve has appeared on over 30 albums as performer and producer including guitar legends Jim Hurst, Mitch Perry, and Tim May, banjoist Bill Evans, Alan Munde and Tim O’Brien. His music has been heard on radio stations nationwide and also on the Discovery Channel, The History Channel and even the Weather Channel.
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Flatpicking gutarist Tim May has been working in the Nashville area for over 20 years as a sideman, session player, band member and performer. Higher profile projects have included touring with Patty Loveless and John Cowan, and working as a regular on the Grand Ole Opry with Mike Snider. Tim was the solo guitarist on Charlie Daniels’ recording of I’ll Fly Away, which was nominated for the Best Country Instrumental Performance Grammy in 2005. That same year he was session leader on the critically acclaimed Moody Bluegrass album (he later played on Moody Bluegrass II as well). The Nashville Scene selected Tim in the Best Instrumentalist category in their 2012 Reader’s Choice Poll. PK Thompson Guitars, Shubb Capos, Elixir Strings, Benedetto Guitars, L.R. Baggs Pickups and Pre-amps and Breedlove Guitars all have presented professional endorsements to Tim, a serious nod to his talents.
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