Join us for an exciting bluegrass concert by the Gina Clowes Band! Gina Clowes’ innovative and unique musicianship and songwriting, although based in traditional music modalities, breaks free from the assumed constructs and makes a new musical statement that's influenced by emotion, is played with the highest skill, and expresses an enormous verve and vitality. With an intent to use the banjo as a medium of personal expression, Clowes moves through varied modes of musical treatments. Although she's known mainly known for her work as the banjo player for Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, she has a long history with her banjo. Born and raised in Front Royal, Virginia, Gina began touring up and down the east coast in her tween years with her siblings, earning countless ribbons from fiddlers conventions, a strong reputation in the regional bluegrass scene, and a stamp from Bluegrass Today as “absurdly talented”. She later played in a number of regional acts (Blue Light Special, New Girls Nite Out, On the Run, Bud’s Collective) and has made her international touring exposure with Chris Jones and the Night Drivers soon after joining the group. She is sought after as a teacher privately and at camps across the country. Her new album, True Colors, which was released in September 2017, debuted on bluegrass Billboard Charts at #13, had a number one hit on Roots Music Report, has appeared on Bluegrass Today’s Grassicana Charts, and has received sparkling reviews from critics. Gina was featured on the cover of Banjo Newsletter and her tune “Saylor’s Creek” was featured in the December 2017 issue.
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