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RCAC presents the Andrew Collins Trio

RCAC presents Andrew Collins Trio

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 8:00PM

Miners’ Union Hall, Rossland


Tickets $25 - available in advance online or at “Out of the Cellar” in Rossland


The Rossland Council for Arts & Culture is excited to present Andrew Collins Trio on Friday, November 16 at 8:00pm in Miners’ Hall.


7x Canadian Folk Music Award winner and 5x JUNO nominee mando-maestro Andrew Collins is joined by fellow Trio string-meisters Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney to showcase a popular collision of folk, new acoustic roots, chambergrass and jazz, with a dizzying number and energetic interplay of instruments on stage. This dynamic genre-hopping show is propelled even further by Andrew’s captivating lead vocals and James’ soaring harmonies.

Mando maestro Andrew Collins is at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. He didn’t invent it – but he's certainly been a contributor, having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking Tree String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, his namesake Trio. That’s not to mention the fact that this prolific, robust performer – comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello – composes, produces, arranges, writes and teaches across multiple genres, including a popular collision of folk, jazz, bluegrass, celtic, and classical. 

With fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta, whose versatility shines through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney holding it down on the bass, mandocello and vocals, they showcase a dizzying number of styles and instruments on stage. Bending and blending genres, these musical shape shifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and Newgrass invader, David Grisman.

They recently released a new double album, grafting 11 vocal cuts (tongues) to 11 instrumentals (grooves) to create a seamless finish with their cleverly monikered double album, Tongue & Groove. Each cut is milled to perfection and represents a back-to-basics visitation on what the band does best -- spontaneity of the stage and rapid-fire, improvisational exchanges. 




We are just 11 days away! 

Have you gotten your tickets yet?


What others have said:

“Light of touch, fast of wit, copiously imaginative, and a musical scholar of the highest distinction, Toronto mandolin virtuoso pulls out all the stops” - The Toronto Star

"Simply put, this is a stellar band that resists categorization and one that will expand the listener's range and appreciation of style." - Earshot

"Raw and grooving bluegrass music played with the grace and sophistication of a classical string quartet." - R2 Magazine

One week away! 

Saw a couple people pick up tickets today at 'Out of the Cellar'. Have you gotten yours yet?

You can also get them online at

Andrew Collins Trio is here tomorrow! The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture is pretty excited about seeing them live in Miners' Hall! Get your tickets online or at Out of the Cellar in Rossland!

See you tonight at Andrew Collins Trio!

I just got a sneak peak of the Andrew Collins Trio during their soundcheck and they are abslutely amazing! There are still some tickets for sale at the door, so you should come by and check them out!