Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes Friday October 18 2019 at 7:30 PM
Friday October 18 2019 at 7:30 PM
Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes: Roots & Grooves
Hillbilly concertos, Applalachian grooves...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!
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? ROOTS & GROOVES is a musical conversation across the generations spiced with mastery, improvisation and humour. 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."
Performance in The Griff. General admission. 7:30 pm
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 pass renewals available June 2nd. New season passes go on sale June 28th.
2019-20 E2 Series includes: Ric Scott & Nico Rhodes, White Rabbit Red Rabbit (choose from 2 show dates), Travis Bernhardt's Unscriptured, Chase Padgett's Nashville Hurricane
Sponsored by Trail Beer Refinery
Muriel Griffiths Room
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7
This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.