THE LATEST: 09.28.2016
BLACK FOREST COMMUNITY CENTER
12530 Black Forest RD, Colorado Springs, CO (map)
Grietzer, Hodgson, and Manning
Hope Grietzer is the 2009 inductee into the New York State Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame.
Hope sang and fiddled in bands throughout the midwest for 13 years and was voted Rocky Mountain Region Fiddler of the Year by the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society. Her band Black Rose won the prestigious Rockygrass band competition.
Tom Hodgson, originally from the Boston area, has been a longtime resident of the Finger Lakes region.
Tom played folk guitar as a teenager, and has gone on to accompany some of the great fiddlers of traditional music and dance scenes throughout the country. He has toured extensively in North America and Europe with ensembles featuring the Irish, French Canadian, and New England musical traditions.
Tom plays and records regularly with the acclaimed North Country favorite Dan Duggan.
Rick Manning, a Rhode Island native, began playing music in college in Texas, and has focused on contest fiddling, bluegrass, and swing fiddle and mandolin, as well as harmony singing, composing, and song-writing.
He has been a frequent contributor to the Ithaca music scene in traditional, swing, and bluegrass musical configurations, and has been involved in many recording projects, including three albums produced in Nashville, TN with the bluegrass group, Cornerstone.