Concert is part of Gamble Rogers Music Festival series
St. Augustine, FL â€” The Gamble Rogers Music Series presents Acoustic Eidelon in concert for the third year in a row, on Saturday, Feb. 27 at St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., downtown St. Augustine.
Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitar and Hannah Alkire on cello, are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia and Canada.
With 11 CDs and a DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature â€œnew acousticâ€ sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences, something that Dirty Linen Magazine praises as â€œa sumptuous musical feast.â€
They are described by the Swallow Hill Music Association as â€œan evening of brilliant instrumentality,â€ and Georgiaâ€™s Good Life Magazine enthuses, â€œAcoustic Eidolon offers concert-goers a chance to absorb some of the most powerful and intriguing music on the scene today.â€
Their original sound is created by the mixing of their diverse musical backgrounds and their unusual instrumentation including the one-of-a-kind double neck guitjo, an instrument of Joeâ€™s own design praised by USA Today as a â€œbeautiful harp-like sounding instrument â€¦ like nothing weâ€™ve ever heard before.â€
The double-neck guitjo has 14 strings and Joe has developed his own style and technique, playing both necks simultaneously. Classically-trained cellist Hannah Alkire studied with G. Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet and is recognized internationally for her stunning tone and emotional, impeccable playing and for taking the cello places itâ€™s never been before.
The two joined their personal lives after forming their musical alliance and were married in 2001. The result is a coupling of intricate and passionate music with genuine and engaging stories.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are on sale at www.gamblerogersfest.org and locally in St. Augustine at Music Matters (196 State Road 312), Simple Gestures (4 White Street, on the island over the Bridge of Lions), The Bead Chick (78 San Marco Ave.), or by calling Paul at 904-794-4163 or 904-377- 4163
The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Inc. is a non-profit 501-c-3, all volunteer, organization that strives to make the highest quality of live musical entertainment available at modest prices to the public and our school age children. As with every one of our events, this concert is free to kids 12 years old and younger with an accompanying adult.
IF YOU GO
- Saturday, Feb. 27
- Doors open at 6 p.m.
- Seating at 6:30 p.m.
- Concert at 7 p.m.
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd.
$15 in advance
$20 at the door
The Bead Check, 78 San Marco Ave.
Music Matters, 186 State Road 312
Simple Gestures, 4 White St.