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Posted on: March 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Andy Statman & Jake Eddy: an Acoustic Bluegrass/Jazz Concert Tonight at Arts West

Andy Statman concert

Andy Statman & Jake Eddy will perform an acoustic Bluegrass/Jazz music concert at ARTS/West in Athens on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7 pm.

Andy Statman, one of his generation's premier mandolinists and clarinetists, thinks of his compositions and performances as "spontaneous American-roots music and personal, prayerful hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz." In 2007, he was a Grammy Awards nominee in the Best Country Instrumental Performance category for his version of Bill Monroe's "Rawhide" on Shefa CD East Flatbush Blues. In 2008, Statman appeared as a guest on the Bela Fleck and the Flecktones holiday album Jingle All the Way, playing both clarinet and mandolin. The album won Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. Then in June of 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that he would be awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. He is coming to Athens on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7 pm at ARTS/West at 132 West State Street.  Doors open at 6:30 pm for the All-Ages show. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door or online at

Jake Eddy, is a passionately creative lead guitarist and harmony/occasional w/ The Becky Buller Band. He debuted on Grand Ole Opry in September. Jake Eddy, was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, to a family of musicians. Jake began playing professionally at the age of fourteen with Melvin Goins. His guitar playing, influenced by bluegrass and jazz, is showcased on his soon to be released self-titled debut album of fiddle tunes which features such greats as Bryan Sutton and Kenny Smith. “Jake Eddy proves to be a master arranger, knowing when to tighten up the group as well as knowing to let go and let the music sprawl.”- Beach Sloth

This is the first time Andy Staman and Jake Eddy have come ARTS/West. Ricky Skaggs, of  NPR Says of Andy “Bill Monroe and John Coltrane poured into one person. .. He (Andy) plays all those just great crazy jazz kind of licks, but with the heart and fire of Bill Monroe ... I don't know anyone else that approaches the mandolin the way he does." Ben Salmon of Bancamp says of Jake “When guitarist Jake Eddy gets going, it sounds like someone accidentally hit the fast-forward button—in a good way.” 

For more information on the concert:

WHAT: Andy Statman & Jake Eddy Concert 

WHERE: ARTS/West, 132 West State Street, Athens, Ohio

WHEN: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

TIME: 7:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30


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