The Earlville Opera House welcomes the brothers Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand with their high-energy old time country and bluegrass music on Saturday, April 26 at 8 pm. The Van Norstrands have been featured on the “Prairie Home Companion” and at Grey Fox Bluegrass and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals. For Tickets
Andrew and Noah are a true brother duo in the line of the Stanleys or the Everlys. Their music is recommended if you like Nickel Creek or Solas (CD Baby). They are renowned for their vocal harmonies and their instrumental prowess. Andrew provides fiddle, guitar, octave mandolin, and banjo while Noah brings fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion.
Andrew and Noah’s recent release: All the Good Summers drew this review from Bluegrass Unlimited: “This CD…showcases the siblings’ creative energies at their best. The multi-talented performers do it all on All The Good Summers, a blend of oldtime country and bluegrass, swing and jazz, Celtic and contra, and alternative folk-rock. The VanNorstrands wrote the music and lyrics, produced the CD, and put their fingers into overdrive on a variety of instruments.”
The brothers bring a deep reverence for the music and in particular the “fiddle tune.” Andrew Van Norstrand says “People have poured their lives into these melodies. They’ve crossed oceans and mountains and prairies. They’ve soaked up sun and rain and whiskey and tears to the point where they are literally overflowing with joy and heartache and memories. When you play an old fiddle tune, it’s going to weave it’s own unique path…”
Or check out their reviews at http://www.sonicbids.com/band/andrewandnoah/press/
Here’s a link to a brief high energy sample of the brothers! (at last year’s SAMMY Awards show)
Join us for a swinging evening of wild rides on old Fiddle tunes in the Arts Café on April 26th! Seating is limited. Admission is $18 and $16 for EOH members and students are discounted to $13. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.
On Tuesday, April 29, in a special collaboration with Colgate University and Writing for Peace, don’t miss a chance to hear Sam Hamill, one of the most highly regarded poets of our time. His reading is entitled “Writing for Peace,” and it will be followed by an in-depth discussion ” The Practice of Poetry,”with Q &A. Sam Hamill co-founded the Copper Canyon Press and began the Poets Against War movement.
Don’t forget to visit our Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring over 35 regional artists with jewelry to blown glass to pottery. The EOH Arts Café will open one hour before the performance and serves tasty desserts and hot coffee/tea.
More news about the upcoming Summer Season is appearing online every day! For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.
EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.