intimate evening with Fairport Convention's acoustic take on folk-rock
music and help raise funds for IMT by bidding in our exciting silent
auction featuring a JK28C Jumbo Cutaway Tacoma guitar and a host of
other desirables donated by local artists and merchants. The members of
Fairport unplugged are Simon Nicol (guitars, vocal),
Chris Leslie (fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki,
vocal), and Ric Sanders (violin).
Fairport Convention is, of course, renowned as the group that
invented the British folk-rock genre. Formed in 1967, Fairport recently
won the coveted BBC Radio 2 Lifetime Achievement Award. Fairport's
greatest strength has always been playing live and this tour of the
band's acoustic line-up lets audiences enjoy the performance up close.
Blending a mellow mix of old and new, favorite Fairport compositions
and traditional songs and tunes, the band takes diversions into jazz
standards and swing classics. During nearly four decades, Fairport
Convention has built an enviable reputation for adaptability and
innovation – and the current tour proves that Fairport continues to
stretch creative bonds and the range of music it plays.