$50 – $75
Mahaiwe Member & Youth Discount Event
$50 Limited Upper Balcony
Members receive $5 off each ticket
$15 ages 30 and under (visit the Box Office or call 413-528-0100, Wed – Sat, 12-4pm)
Featuring: Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz, Bryan Sutton
“They nearly always come back,” said Béla Fleck. “All the people that leave bluegrass. I had a strong feeling that I’d be coming back as well.”
My Bluegrass Heart (2021) is that return the 15-time Grammy winner is talking about – the third chapter in a decades-spanning trilogy which, by his counting, started with 1988’s Drive and continued with The Bluegrass Sessions, released eleven years later. Over the long and lauded course of his unique creative run, Fleck – the world’s premier banjo virtuoso and a celebrated musical adventurer – has both dug deep into his instrument’s complex global history and unlocked the breadth of its possibilities. My Bluegrass Heart is a homecoming in sound, to be sure.
Just in case you aren’t familiar with Béla Fleck, there are many who say he’s the premier banjo player in the world. Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. If you are familiar with Béla, you know that he just loves to play the banjo, and put it into unique settings.
About Michael Cleveland: Michael Cleveland is a two-time Grammy nominee and one-time Grammy winner (Best Bluegrass Album in 2020) and IBMA 10-time fiddler of the year award winner. He was inducted into the Fiddler Hall of Fame in 2018.