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E2 - Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes: Roots & Grooves

October 18 7:30 to 9:00 pm

The E2 Series returns to The Griff and its Fringe Fest roots! Enjoy the small club atmosphere for an up close artistic experience enjoyed with a beer or wine in our cabaret style setting.

What do you get when you combine an infamous dulcimer player with a rising jazz pianist, seasoned expertise with youthful exuberance, old school groove and Broadway chops? 
Veteran folk artist, Rick Scott, and young keyboard ace, Nico Rhodes, combine forces in an inter-generational smorgasbord of roots, blues, jazz and humour.
Forty years apart in age, Rick and Nico blur all boundaries. In a word, they cook!

ROOTS & GROOVES is a musical conversation across the generations spiced with mastery, improvisation and humour, from Hillbilly concertos to Applalachian grooves.

Since pioneering BC rogue folk with Pied Pumkin, Rick Scott has performed in 9 countries and released 19 recordings honoured with 3 Juno nominations, WCMA, Parents' Choice and Canadian Folk Music Awards.

"Rick Scott is an enchanter; an alchemist creating gold out of dross with music as his catalyst. He uses every fibre of his being to translate private experience into shared experience."

When he was 8, Nico Rhodes wrote Rick a fan letter; at 25 he arranged Rick's music for symphony. At 28 he's in constant demand as an arranger and musical director when not touring with his own jazz trio or chanteuse Joelle Rabu.

"Nico Rhodes is astonishing, you have to hear and see him caress, cajole and at times almost punish the piano. Breath­takingly fresh sounds & style radiate from this young musician."

Rick says, "Nico Rhodes is on fire. Not since Pied Pumkin have I experienced such an unfettered combination of creativity, chops and chutzpah."

Hear their music.

Get a taste of their live sound here.  

“Incredible musicians, wonderful entertainers, I loved this show!"  - Facebook fan

"The best show I have seen in decades." -  Gabriola Island, Oct 2017

E2: Experiments in Entertainment is sponsored by Trail Beer Refinery.

Admission $22 in Advance. $24 at the door. 

 

Experiments in Entertainment (E2) Series Pass - All 4 shows only $70 ** Don't miss out on this great deal. These shows sell out fast! ** Call or drop into the Box Office to get your season pass. Call 250-368-9669. Season passes not available online.

2019-20 E2 Series, sponsored by Teck Beer Refinery, includes: White Rabbit Red Rabbit (Lucas Myers - Fri. Nov. 8 & Bessie Wapp - Sat. Nov. 9, 2019); Travis Bernhardt's Unscriptured - Fri. Jan. 17, 2020; and Chase Padgett's Nashville Hurricane - Fri. Feb. 7, 2020.

 

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Town: Trail, BC
Venue: The Griif at The Bailey Theatre
Address: 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail