For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
ACOUSTIC NIGHT WILL FEATURE CELTIC ENSEMBLES
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present Open the Door for Three with Chambless and Muse in concert on Acoustic Night, April 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room with doors opening at 7 p.m. Cover charge is $15 with a full service bar available.
Open the Door for Three
Open the Door for Three utilizes tune books, collections and recordings for old and new tunes and songs. They combine these discoveries with fiddler Liz Knowles’ compositions, harmonies, and arrangements, Kieran O’Hare’s encyclopedic knowledge of tunes and the uilleann piping tradition, and the rhythmic bedrock bouzouki and world-class singing of Dublin-born Pat Broaders.
The trio’s members are veterans and mainstays of the Irish music scene around the world, having played with Riverdance, Cherish the Ladies, Secret Garden, Anúna, Liz Carroll and The New York Pops, as well as with artists like Don Henley, Paula Cole, Bonnie Raitt and Josh Groban. They have performed around the world on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, at L’Olympia and the Palais des Congrès in Paris, in Malaysian rainforest festivals, in theatres from Shanghai to São Paulo and even a bullring in Mallorca.
Their debut release, “Open the Door for Three”, and their brand new second CD, “The Penny Wager”, are the culmination of years on the road, comprised of unearthed tunes, new arrangements of great songs, homages to the musicians and bands they heard in their youth and the signature sound of a trio of good friends playing great music together.
Visit openthedoorforthree.com for more information.
Chambless and Muse
Originally from Montgomery, Ala., Jil Chambless now resides in Tuscaloosa and has played an active role in the Celtic music scene for more than 20 years. As singer and flute and whistle player, she has completed many recording projects and performed at Celtic festivals and concerts across the United States as well as in Canada, Scotland and Israel with the band Henri’s Notions, guitarist Scooter Muse, Scottish singer Ed Miller, Scottish fiddler John Taylor, the band Vulcan Eejits!, the Vogt Family Contra Band and others.
Already an accomplished guitarist, Scooter Muse purchased his first banjo in 1972 and almost 40 years later has been fortunate to win countless banjo competitions throughout the southeast including the Tennessee Valley Championships eight times. He has performed with bluegrass legends Claire Lynch, Vassar Clements and a host of others as well as handling first call banjo duties for the world famous Muscle Shoals, Ala. recording industry. In the 1990s he founded the Full Moon Ensemble, and after a successful 8 year run, was then drafted as the guitarist for the longest running Celtic band in the south, Henri’s Notions. In 2005 he recorded his first solo guitar CD, “Saddell Abbey”, with all original material and music set to the poetry of Robert Burns. He is a Master Folk Artist with the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
In 2010, Chambless and Muse began performing as a duo to promote their individual solo projects, playing a variety of venues from small house concerts to major Celtic festivals. Their duo CDs consist of “The Laverock Sang” and “Passing Tales and Glories”.
Visit jilchambless.com and scootermuse.com for more information.
The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.