The 2013-2014 Concert Series presents...
Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Potluck 6:00 pm
Concert 7:30 pm
at Fort Hunter
photo: Art Wachter
With support from the Hall Foundation.
These two performers have been on the forefront of acoustic country and bluegrass for decades. Jimmy Gaudreau began his career with the legendary Country Gentlemen; Moondi Klein got his start with the Seldom Scene. The two of them played together in Chesapeake with Mike Auldridge and T. Michael Coleman, earning critical acclaim for the band's three CDs. In March 2008, Moondi and Jimmy Gaudreu released their first project as a duo, "2:10 Train," on Rounder Records.
"Their duets are reminiscent of the old time acoustic country duos from the 30s and 40s, but are totally updated and refined. They are perfect singing partners whose voices blend seamlessly together into one. Both are world class instrumentalists who take traditional string music to the very highest level." —Bill Emerson
"With a simple approach borrowed from the early days of recording, Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein manage to close the gaps between numerous genres of music as tastefully as itís ever been done. One guitar... one mandolin... two crystal clear voices... musical magic." —Carl Jackson
"These two gifted artists, armed only with their instruments, voices, and a good bunch of songs, have produced a record that is a joy to listen to. Thanks, Moondi and Jimmy, for reminding us that less truly can be more." —Emmylou Harris
Fort Hunter Centennial Barn
5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Join us for a potluck supper before the concert. Bring a covered dish to share. Drinks and place settings will be provided. Free, of course!
$22 General Admission
$18 SFMS Members
$10 Students— ages 3 to 22
Advance Tickets@ BrownPaperTickets.com
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More About the Performers
When Jimmy Gaudreu moved from his native Rhode Island to the Washington, DC area in 1969, the region was becoming a virtual hotbed for bluegrass music. Jimmy joined the legendary Country Gentlemen and it launched a career which has since included stints with numerous nationally known bands and artists. He has performed and/or recorded with the likes of Emmylou Harris and the Tony Rice Unit, to name just a few.
Moondi Klein grew up in Manhattan and along with his brother Adam, joined the Metropolitan Opera's Childrenís Chorus before the age of 10 and sang with the Chorus through his mid-teens. However, Mondi's father took him on a trip to The Carter Fold in Southwest Virginia and changed his musical focus; Moondi got a taste of mountain music and hasn't looked back since. Moondi learned to play the guitar and banjo, and studied music in college. After college he moved to the Washington D.C. area where he replaced John Starling as the lead singer with The Seldom Scene and eventually went on to form Chesapeake with Jimmy Gaudreu, Mike Auldridge and T. Michael Coleman. Chesapeake's three CDs with Sugar Hill Records gained critical acclaim.
"Exhilarating up-tempo music performed by two of our most talented and innovative acoustic musicians! Jimmy & Moondi pick and sing their way through a baker's dozen tunes and songs that demonstrate their deep respect for traditional folk songs ...songs written in the 'here and now' of the 21st Century that might easily be construed as ballads from the 19th or early 20th century. Hold on to your hats ... you're in for an exciting musical journey!" —Bill Clifton