Tony Trischka Presents "Of a Winter's Night" at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
originally published: 11/14/2018
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Of a Winter’s Night is Tony Trischka's acoustic celebration of the holiday season. Based on his CD release of the same name, this concert features Trischka’s considerable melodic inventiveness on a wide variety of seasonal tunes. He turns his inventiveness loose on bluegrass and Americana music for the holidays. This one of a kind concert will take place at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm.
Trischka will be joined by multi-instrumentalist & shape-note singer Tim Eriksen. Eriksen, a master of Americana music, has also worked closely with T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the film Cold Mountain. Trischka and Eriksen have invited singer and fearless fiddler Phoebe Hunt to join them. The stark, haunting sound of shape note music is the perfect complement to the music Trischka recorded on his critically acclaimed Rounder Records’ Glory Shone Around and the new music he has arranged for this show.
They are joined by Larry Cook on bass and vocals and Sean Trischka on percussion and vocals, who round out his band of extraordinary musicians. Together this 5-piece band will revel in songs long-forgotten and little-known. These amazing musicians will put a warm spin on a wealth of festive fare. Performing tunes from the 1844 hymnbook Sacred Harp, some of the evening’s songs date back to the Revolutionary era. Other selections range from classics such as “O Come All Ye Faithful,” to lesser known tunes like The Pretenders’ “2000 Miles” and Trischka’s “Christmas Morn.” Old-time holiday fiddle music joins with classically influenced carols. Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie songs are juxtaposed with the hard-driving bluegrass flavor of “Christmas Time’s A’Comin’.”
Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.folkproject.org for $20. Any remaining seats will be available at the door for $25. The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship is located at 21 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, New Jersey.
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