Co-Hosted by The Martha Bassett Show and the Fiddle and Bow Society at the Reeves Theatre in Elkin, NC.
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The Martha Bassett Show is thrilled to announce the Season 2 opener on February 9th
at the beautiful Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC. The show will feature Alasdair Fraser and
Natalie Haas, the Dan River Girls, Martha Bassett and her band and a few more
The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael
Jordan of Scottish ﬁddling,” and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas, spans the full
spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 18
years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly
set the standard for ﬁddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill
audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding
and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.
Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning over 30 years, with a long list of
awards, accolades, radio and television credits, and feature performances on top movie
soundtracks (Last of the Mohicans, Titanic, etc.). In 2011, he was inducted into the
Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Haas, a graduate of the Juilliard School of
Music, is one of the most sought after cellists in traditional music today. She has
performed and recorded with a who’s who of the ﬁddle world including Mark O’Connor,
Natalie MacMaster, Irish supergroups Solas and Altan, Liz Carroll, Dirk Powell, Brittany
Haas, Darol Anger, Jeremy Kittel, Hanneke Cassel, Laura Cortese, and many more.
The duo’s debut recording, Fire & Grace, won the coveted the Scots Trad Music “Album
of the Year” award, the Scottish equivalent of a Grammy. Since its release, the two have
gone on to record four more critically acclaimed albums that blend a profound
understanding of the Scottish tradition with cutting-edge string explorations. In additional
to performing, they both have motivated generations of string players through their
teaching at ﬁddle camps across the globe.
The Dan River Girls are three sisters from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They play
bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, pop, and traditional Americana. They were ﬁrst season mainstays
on the show and are always fun, inspiring, and real crowd pleasers!
The Martha Bassett Show happens live at the historic Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC and
features emerging national artists, fresh local faces, and the music of Martha Bassett.
Each month Martha will bring audiences from throughout the region to enjoy an evening
of inspired and entertaining music at the newly renovated Reeves Theater. You’ll hear
the songs of folks you know and meet new artists who will lift your hearts and ﬁll your
playlists. It’s good music for good people!
Saturday, February 9th, 2019 - 8:00 pm