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Mr. Sun feat. Darol Anger, Joe K. Walsh, Grant Gordy & Aidan O’Donnell
Cannellini Beans, Spinach, Shiitake Mushrooms & Sweet Potatoes, Braised in a Spicy Coconut Broth
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter
If you haven’t heard of the cheerfully named supergroup Mr. Sun, you’ve certainly heard its proponents, four of the finest musicians on the American Roots scene: renowned fiddler Darol Anger, Professor Emeritus at Berklee College of Music, who has released many influential solo albums over a 45-year career in addition to his work with David Grisman and Mike Marshall, and founded the Turtle Island Quartet, Psychograss, and Republic of Strings; Joe K. Walsh, mandolin virtuoso and vocalist who spent four years with the award-winning bluegrass act the Gibson Brothers before becoming a solo artist, songwriter, and Strings Department Professor at Berklee; all-around guitar genius Grant Gordy, a former member of Dawg Music guru David Grisman’s band; and the phenomenal Scots bassist Aidan O’Donnell, who has backed harpist Maeve Gilchrist and countless modern jazz heroes. Their appearances in the last few years at Wintergrass, Rockygrass, Grey Fox, Freshgrass, and at IBMA conventions have created a powerful presence throughout the Acoustic Americana music scene.
Of the ensemble, Anger states, “It’s getting to the point with me where, if there’s going to be another band, it had better be really really necessary. So yeah; Mr. Sun absolutely had to happen. Good people who like each other and are also brilliant, unique and funny artists? That’s a prickly order, it could have taken even more decades. But here we are.”
Darol Anger Website
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)