For Immediate Release                                                
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
205-758-5195, x6



(Tuscaloosa, Ala.)  The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present Chambless & Muse in concert on Acoustic Night, May 3, 2017 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 $10.

The performance will coincide with the recent release of their newest CD, “The Lang Awa’ Ships.” It includes 13 songs from Scotland, England and America and features guest musicians Nick Watson (percussion), Bob Wray (bass), John Taylor (fiddle) and Jim Malcolm (harmonica).

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/whistle player, she has completed many recording projects and performed at Celtic festivals and concerts across the U.S. 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 and Vassar Clements 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.” They also released a CD with Scottish fiddler John Taylor, “Live @ NTIF” (2016).

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