THE WESTBOUND SITUATION TRIO
Thursday, November 10th @ 7:30 PM
A Confluence of Classical Chamber Music, Jazz and Bluegrass
“…Here you have one of the most new, exciting developments
for the American String band!” —Mike Marshall
Kerrytown Concert House is delighted to welcome to its stage the innovative string band Westbound Situation! Blending the precision of classical chamber music with the rhythmic drive of bluegrass and the improvisatory expression of jazz, the group has created a new style of chamber music which they describe as “chambergrass.” A fitting kaleidoscope of genres for our Kaleidoscope Series.
While the group typically performs as a quartet along with cellist Zach Brown, the band is excited to present to KCH audiences a program of their music reimagined for an intimate trio configuration, featuring Grant Flick (violin), Jake Howard (mandolin), and Jacob Warren (bass). With mixed instrumentation that includes both plucked and bowed string instruments, The Westbound Situation Trio will present a program of original compositions that explore a vast range of texture and articulation, including material from their 2019 album “Pilot,” and a preview of selections from their forthcoming second album to be released in 2023.
The group formed out of the 2016 Acoustic Music Seminar (AMS), a program run by multi-instrumentalist Mike Marshall. All four members of Westbound Situation were two time participants, an honor reserved only for a few exceptional candidates.
Westbound Situation’s exciting and diverse concerts feature a set of unique original repertoire colored with recognizable standards from many genres. With bluegrass, classical chamber music, and jazz all coming together in the group’s concept of chambergrass, a Westbound Situation concert is dazzling musical journey not soon forgotten.
These artists appear through the courtesy of Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates.
COVID-19 Policy for Indoor Concerts at Kerrytown Concert House
- Masks are strongly encouraged and available as needed.
- Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Grant Flick of Bowling Green, OH, has been playing and performing for the past seven years on many instruments including violin, mandolin, and tenor guitar. Primarily, his interests are jazz/swing, bluegrass, and new acoustic music.
He has received numerous music awards including the 2013 Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin, and he was a 2015 finalist in the Walnut Valley Festival Fiddle Competition in Winfield, KS. Grant has taught workshops at the Tenor Guitar Gathering (Astoria, Oregon), the Falling Waters Music Camp (Ithaca, New York), and Augusta Bluegrass Week 2017 (Elkins, West Virginia). He has performed at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Red Wing Roots Festival, Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering, and many other festivals. Frank Vignola, Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, and Darol Anger are just some of the notable musicians with whom Grant has appeared on stage. Grant is currently and undergraduate attending the University of Michigan studying Jazz Performance.