[Chat] Orrin Star performing Saturday, 12/17 at St. John's in Hamilton

WeinsteinM at aol.com WeinsteinM at aol.com
Wed Dec 8 15:28:22 EST 2004

Hey all -- I just received word that my stepbrother (or, as I call him, my 
father's wife's son), the world famous (well, that's what he tells us) folk & 
bluegrass performer Orrin Star, is appearing in Baltimore -- for the first time, 
as far as I know!   All the info is below -- hope some CV'er get to see him.  
 Also, Orrin's website is orrinstar.com, and the venue website is 

Friday 12/17 Baltimore, MD
The Cellar Stage at St. John's United Methodist Church of Hamilton, 8:30pm 
(doors open 7:30 pm)
5315 Harford Road
St. John's has for sale dinner, desserts, and soft drinks. You can bring your 
dinner in with you, enjoy the dinner the church is selling, or order in. 

Friday, December 17th, A Holiday Show with JIMMY GAUDREAU & ORRIN STAR

Tickets $15.00

In 2001 Jimmy Gaudreau became a member of "The Fine Group," of Robin & Linda 
Williams. A professional musician for more than 30 years, Jimmy Gaudreau is 
one of the premier sidemen in constant demand. His first big break came in 1969 
when he replaced John Duffey as the mandolin player/tenor singer in the 
Country Gentlemen. After several years with the Gentlemen, Jimmy went on to help 
form the groundbreaking band IInd Generation with Eddie Adcock and later the 
popular Washington-based band Country Store with Keith Whitley. Other bands he has 
been involved with include, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Spectrum with Bela 
Fleck, and a nine-year Association with The Tony Rice Unit . . . Jimmy is a 
founding members of the band Chesapeake, which rocked the bluegrass world when it 
came on the scene in the early 90's.

Orrin Star is a nationally recognized folk & bluegrass performer and teacher 
based in the Washington, DC area. Winner of the 1976 National Flatpicking 
Championship (the largest bluegrass guitar contest in the country), he plays 
guitar, banjo, mandolin, sings, and performs solo, duo and with his band Orrin Star 
& the Sultans of String. His repertoire spans old-time, western swing, Celtic 
and original songwriting in addition to more mainstream bluegrass and folk 
material. An accomplished storyteller and entertainer (he worked as a stand-up 
comic for five years in the Boston area) he has appeared on A Prairie Home 
Companion and has three recordings on Flying Fish Records. He is the author of a 
popular guitar instruction book ("Hot Licks for Bluegrass Guitar," Oak 
Publications) and a columnist for Flatpicking Guitar magazine.

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