Andrew Collins is at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. He has been a strong contributor, having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking Tree String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, his namesake Trio. That’s not to mention the fact that this prolific, robust performer – comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello – composes, produces, arranges, writes and teaches across multiple genres.
Collins is joined by Mike Mezzatesta on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and James McEleney on the bass, mandocello and vocals.
Songwriter Annie Lou (Anne Louise Genest) will be accompanied by acclaimed fiddle player Sarah Hamiliton delivering a compelling performance of old time folk and bluegrass. Annie Lou is a skilled instructor of vocals, guitar, songwriting, and clawhammer banjo. She regularly teaches at music workshops across the country and is also a fine caller of southern style square dances.