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Radio Bristol Sessions: Chris Coole & Ivan Rosenburg

November 15, 2015 | 2 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
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Join WBCM Radio Bristol for an exciting Bristol Sessions concert featuring Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg. Event will be held at the Birthplace Place of Country Music Museum.

Doors Open at 1:30 p.m. Concert Begins at 2:00 p.m. (Please be in your seat by 1:50 p.m.)

About Chris Coole
His unique style of clawhammer banjo playing began to reach a wider audience with the release of his first C.D.- “Five Strings Attached With No Backing” in 1997 and later, “Five Strings Attached, Vol. 2” in 2000. Both albums were collaborations with long time musical partner, and fellow Torontonian, Arnie Naiman. The combination of sparse, well played arrangements of traditional tunes, as well as creative originals struck a chord with old-time music fans worldwide.

Since 2001, Chris has played guitar, sang and written songs for critically acclaimed bluegrass band The Foggy Hogtown Boys. His love for the golden era of bluegrass music is apparent to anyone who hears his singing and songwriting. In 2006 he was awarded “Guitarist of the Year” at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards.

From 2000-2007 Chris collaborated with old-time fiddler Erynn Marshall. In 2005 He co-produced her critically acclaimed CD “Calico”. In 2006 the duo recorded “Meet Me in the Music” which has been nominated for best traditional album at the 2007 Canadian Folk music awards.

Chris is acknowledged as a skilled teacher of both banjo and guitar. He has taught at many workshops across Canada and the U.S. including The Augusta Heritage Centre, The Woods Music and Dance Camp, The Midwest Banjo Camp, The B.C. Bluegrass Workshops, Sore Fingers (U.K.), California Bluegrass Association, Dusty Strings Banjo Weekend and many more. In 2007, Woodhall Music released “The Elements of Clawhammer Banjo” an instructional DVD featuring Chris’ approach to teaching the banjo.

Apart from his own recordings he can also be heard as a sideman on over fifty CDs by Canadian artists such as Sylvia Tyson, Jim Cuddy, David Francey, April Verch and Justin Rutledge.

Chris Coole says his current projects include “clawhammer banjo/dobro duets with Ivan Rosenberg, pounding out old-time music with The Lonesome Ace Stringband, adding banjo and guitar to the songwriting genius of David Francey, and finally playing solo, all by myself.”

About Ivan Rosenburg
Since releasing his first solo album in 2001, Ivan Rosenberg has gained a dedicated following for his melodic, expressive acoustic music on Dobro and clawhammer banjo. Millions have heard his original songs in the background of over 300 television programs and films including The Daily Show, Oprah, Call of the Wildman, History Detectives, HBO’s Making Deadwood, the Special Edition DVD of Serenity, and the Hollywood blockbuster Kangaroo Jack.

Ivan earned an IBMA Award for co-writing the 2009 Song of the Year; played on the CD Southern Filibuster: A Tribute to Tut Taylor (produced by Grammy winner and Dobro legend Jerry Douglas); and performed with Chris Coole, The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, the April Verch Bigger Band, Lizzy Hoyt, Chris Stuart & Backcountry, and many more.

Ivan is also in high demand as an instructor, having taught a combined 45 weeks at music workshops such as Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp, Sore Fingers Week in England, Walker Creek Music Camp, California Bluegrass Association Music Camp, ResoSummit, 108 Mile Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshop, NBCMS Acoustic Music Workshop, British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, Midwest Banjo Camp, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, and Grand Targhee Music Camp.