Led by legendary fiddler Darol Anger, a founding member of both the David Grisman Quintet and the classical/bluegrass fusion outfit the Turtle Island String Quartet, Mr. Sun embodies the whole arc of bluegrass history, from Bill Monroe to the progressive newgrass of the present. For this Club Helsinki appearance, the quartet will be augmented by special guest banjoist Tony Trischka, who is also Anger’s bandmate in Psychograss. The group is filled out by mandolinist Joe K. Walsh, known for his award-winning stint with the Gibson Brothers and for combining jazz and bluegrass in novel ways; bassist Ethan Jodziewicz, a protégé of legendary bluegrass/classical fusion virtuoso Edgar Meyer; and guitarist Grant Gordy, like Anger a former member of the fabled David Grisman Quintet.
Mr. Sun performs at Club Helsinki in Hudson on Thursday, November 19 at 8 p.m. General admission tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. Club Helsinki is located at 405 Columbia Street in Hudson. For more information, visit www.helsinkihudson.com.