Saturday, February 23rd
Whether it’s in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today.
The band is led by Chris’ soulful lead-singing, songwriting, and solid rhythm and lead guitar. Chris boasts extensive performance credits as a sideman with artists like Lynn Morris, Vassar Clements, Special Consensus, Dave Evans, Earl Scruggs, and the acclaimed Irish band The Chieftains. Mark Stoffel, who is originally from Munich, Germany, has a mandolin style that perfectly fits the band sound with his beautiful tone, taste, and rhythmic sense. Jon Weisberger, whose playing has made him a sought-after fill-in bass player in Nashville with The Del McCoury Band, the Roland White Band, Larry Cordle, and others, anchors the band’s strong rhythmic foundation. Newest member, Gina Clowes, a driving and innovative banjo player, and another contributor of original material, hails from Front Royal, VA. Mountain Home recently signed her as a solo artist as well, releasing her critically acclaimed album, “True Colors.”
- 1:00 - 2:30 Instrument workshops on bass, mandolin and guitar (all levels)
- 30 minute break
- 3:00 - 4:30 Ensemble workshop, song arrangement, harmony singing and performance arts. A wide ranging session of Q and A, performance and teaching.
Workshops will be held at the Irish Cultural Centre (6452 - 35 Ave NW, Calgary).
Cost $50 per person, all fees go directly to the artists. Maximum 12 per class. Please bring a notebook and recording device.