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Andy Statman - Superstring Theory

By Mandolin Cafe
October 20, 2013 - 10:15 am

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Andy Statman - Superstring Theory

Andy Statman - Superstring Theory

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Andy Statman and his trio of Jim Whitney on bass and Larry Eagle on drums and percussion are joined by Tim O'Brien and Michael Cleveland on Andy's newest release, Superstring Theory on Shefa Records.

Statman composed new material for the recording, written with his fellow musicians in mind. The project also includes two covers, an African American folk song and a rockabilly tune.

A 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow and Grammy nominee, Andy's new recording further explores the subterranean caverns of American roots music, tapping deeper into the sources that have energized his playing for nearly 50 years.


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Andy Statman Trio with Tim O'Brien & Michael Cleveland

The quintet warming up for their gig at RockyGrass with Shenandoah Valley Breakdown.


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October 20, 2013 05:11 PM
This album is really great!
Aaron Woods
October 21, 2013 12:21 AM
How awesome is this?

This is the type of musical ensemble who (will) make music that is unquestioningly new.

October 21, 2013 11:12 AM
Aaron, have you heard Old Brooklyn? This one, I would say is a bit more bluesy. Although, it's still a melting pot of bluegrass, jazz, americana, klezmer and probably genra not yet been defined. Tim and Michael surely also mark the songs by their original contribution. Favorites so far Are; Mando at the flambo, Pale ale hop, Waltz for Ari and For Barbera. But hey, the are all good! Get this one folks!
October 21, 2013 01:55 PM
I would by a recording of Andy Statman, Tim O'Brien, and Michael Cleveland just standing in a room together. This is going to be awesome.
Aaron Woods
October 21, 2013 02:47 PM
Yes - Old Brooklyn is fantastic.

One of the highlights of Ipod shuffle is opening track of OB. Such insanity that I become quite mad (crazy mad, not mad mad).

I have a live disc that was slipped to me when seeing Andy live in Manhattan. It further demonstrates that music can be alive. Andy does not play the same song the same way... ever
October 22, 2013 11:48 AM
Like your comment Jeffd😉. My dream is also to see Andy and his trio live someday. Someone should Get them to Europe!
Mike Black
October 22, 2013 06:24 PM
Great album! I love Tim, but I just think that John McLaughlin needs to be playing guitar.
October 25, 2013 10:00 AM
What a fantastic album! Saw Andy last night at the Arden Gild Hall here in Delaware-- intimate show -- maybe 80 or so present. He played a number of songs off of the new album - highlighted by Song for Barabara and Surfin Silowitz which is a real rocker.

Second time seeing him and he's truly remarkable.
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