Submitted by Stanley Greenthal
Hailing from Tasmania, Australia, mandolin virtuoso, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Luke Plumb comes to Lopez Island. Through his work with Shooglenifty (renowned Scottish “acid croft” folk band), Irish folk legend Andy Irvine (Patrick Street/Planxty/Mozaik), and many collaborations in Australia, Plumb has established himself as a driving force on the acoustic music global stage. During his 10 year tenure with Shooglenifty, Luke’s original tunes and arrangements dominated the band’s repertoire. His 2009 solo album, A Splendid Notion, features just mandolin and percussion. Recent recording collaborations with Andy Irvine (2016 Precious Heroes), and Kate Burke (2019 duo album of groove-based interpretations of traditional folk songs) have gotten rave reviews. In 2018 with his new band, Luke Plumb & the Circuit, he released Turn & ReTurn, which features mandolin, trumpet, and driving guitars, bass and drums, and draws on various sounds to create a new music melding folk, ethnic traditions, rock and jazz.
“Enough imagination and innovation to inspire a new generation … folk music of breathtaking originality.” Bruce Elder – The Age/SMH
Accompanying Plumb on his Northwest tour is Lopez Island’s Stanley Greenthal (guitar, bouzouki and vocals). Greenthal is an internationally acclaimed songwriter and instrumentalist who stretches musical borders from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Greece, and the Balkans. Greenthal and Plumb met years ago while teaching and performing at ZoukFest, the first international gathering of bouzouki players, which evolved into an innovative World Music Camp, held most recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their musical friendship and collaboration continues, with this opportunity to play their arrangements of traditional and original music for audiences in the Northwest.
The concert will be on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Center Church. Admission is by $15 – $20 sliding scale donation at the door. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org and www.lukeplumb.com.