The Armerdings in Armerding: An Evening of Folk, Bluegrass and Gospel
Featuring singer/songwriter Jake Armerding, bluegrass icon Taylor Armerding
Friday, April 1, 7:30pm, Armerding Center for the Arts Concert Hall
- Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm
- 520 E. Kenilworth Ave., Parking behind Edman Chapel
Taylor Armerding has been a passionate participant in the New England bluegrass/roots/Americana scene for more decades than he now admits. A founding member of the Boston-based progressive bluegrass band Northern Lights, which recorded nine albums, won a Boston Music Award and a nomination for Song of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association, he achieved national prominence, including appearances at major festivals and tours with Peter Rowan and Vassar Clements.
In 2001, Taylor joined the beloved Vermont ensemble The Bluegrass Gospel Project, which delivered a diverse selection of sacred and secular material to audiences throughout New England until early 2017. Taylor also toured extensively with folk legend Jonathan Edwards, and since 2010 has been a member, along with his son, singer-songwriter Jake Armerding, of the acoustic supergroup Barnstar!
The Boston Globe calls violinist-producer Jake Armerding "the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years." Armerding grew up playing classical violin and listening to 80's pop radio, and now performs with Rosin, Barnstar! and The Fretful Porcupine. Over the course of three thousand performances, he has shared the stage with Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, Josh Ritter, David Wilcox and Toad the Wet Sprocket. Jake lives with his wife and two sons near Boston, Massachusetts.
Check out this Shawn Henderson interview with Jake Armerding on Youtube.
The Armerdings are known for the musical gifts they no doubt inherited from Taylor’s mother, Miriam, herself a singer and music educator. Come prepared to drink deep of the ancient and modern musical traditions of America as the Armerdings sing and play in Armerding Concert Hall. Come make history with the Armerdings in Armerding.