Gig City presents John Hartford Tribute

From our good friends at Gig City Productions…

Heres one we’ve been trying to get for a long time!!!
$15 all ages

Sheriff Scott & The Deputies deliver a dark, urban message from the bluegrass frontier. Centered around the crooning voice and elegant songwriting of Scott Simontacchi, the Deputies balance subtle acoustic notes in a four-piece configuration with a powerful dynamic. Come Get Deputized!

Scott Simontacchi – vocals, guitar, mandolin
Preston Schmidt – fiddle
Robert Trapp – banjo, triangle, vocals
Samuel West – bass, vocals


When Colin O’Brien plays, people look for the band that is not there. Where are those huge groovy hypnotic beats coming from? As the baffled audience looks for the band, (most of them anyway) they notice Colin’s feet. It doesn’t sound possible, but it’s all live, no layers, no loops. Unbelievable, but true! Colin is dancing foot percussion on his amplified platform, his Clogginator. Upon that bed of rhythm he then picks the fastest or most beautiful Banjo you ever did hear, (he’s written two books on that subject) or fires up his Fiddle. His guitar rears its beautiful headstock as well…. This is all why Colin O’Brien has shared stages (Rocky Grass etc.) with Darol Anger, Tim O’Brien (no known relation) The Infamous Stringdusters, Trampled By Turtles, etc…. It was In the summer of 2011 that Nashville music legend Larry Perkins heard Colin’s set at the John Hartford Memorial Festival. Larry was side-struck. He immediately invited him down to Nashville make a record. The result, After A Song features 12 of Colin’s originals and a band comprised of some of the late John Hartford’s band mates. Colin even played John Hartford’s banjos for the sessions! After playing with those fellas (and those instruments) Colin did the math and moved to Nashville, having been warmly invited to do so by producer Larry Perkins. He’s finding himself very at home there. In fact as you read this, Mr. O’Brien is rehearsing with Matt Combs, Mike Compton and Todd Phillips for more concerts far and wide.


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