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Joe K. Walsh & Sweet Loam

  • Black Forest Community Center 12530 Black Forest Road Colorado Springs, CO, 80908 United States (map)
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Hailed by David Grisman as a “wonderful mandolin player,” the CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation,” and by Vintage Guitar Magazine as “brilliant,” Boston-based mandolin player Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, banjo star Danny Barnes, folk star Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow. He’s played with everyone from John Scofield to Bela Fleck to Emmylou Harris, and performed everywhere from festivals to laundromats to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

After a number of award-winning years as mandolinist with bluegrass stars the Gibson Brothers, Joe currently splits his time between an inventive string band called Mr Sun (featuring Darol Anger, Grant Gordy and Aidan O’Donnell), a duo with Grant Gordy, and his own band. An avid educator, Joe is a mandolin professor at the Berklee College of Music. He teaches regularly at music camps throughout North America and beyond, and teaches online through Peghead Nation. 

Joining Joe are some of the best players in the acoustic world. Flatpick guitar legend and Grammy-Award winner Scott Nygaard is a singular voice in the acoustic guitar world. He has toured and recorded with Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien, and Darol Anger, among many others. He was the editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine for many years, and has more recently founded and developed the online music education resource Peghead Nation.  

John Mailander is one of the best young fiddlers on the planet. He's toured and recorded with Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, Molly Tuttle, LeeAnn Womack, and Col. Bruce Hampton, among many others, and is in demand as a camp clinician all over North America. 

Bassist Zoe Guigueno has anchored two of the most popular young string bands of the last 10 years, Della Mae and Joy Kills Sorrow, playing bass and singing in both groups. Her extremely tasteful and grounded approach to playing music makes her widely in demand, and she works with a variety of artists from her home in New York City.Two opening acts. Coffee, tea, water, and baked goods available for purchase. 

$10 general admission, $5 members and students w/ ID. Free for ages 12 and younger. 

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