The Tony Rice Unit

Tony Rice may no longer sing, but he’s as dynamic as ever; still mesmerizing crowds with wicked acoustic guitar skills that shift from ambient folk to blazing bluegrass in the blink of an eye.

Those girls have moxie

The Encarta World English Dictionary defines moxie as courage combined with inventiveness. That definition applies aptly to The Moxie Strings, the duo of fiddler Diana Ladio and cellist Alison Lynn.

Mr. B’s Piano Celebration

Mark Braun (AKA Mr. B) has been staging his annual Blues and Boogie Woogie Piano Celebrations for fourteen years. Past participants have included a veritable who’s who in the world of piano greats, such as Monty Alexander, Henry Butler, Cyrus Chestnut, and Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Zakir Hussain & Master Musicians of India

Zakir Hussain is a tabla virtuoso who has defied genres by collaborating with the world’s best musicians like YoYo Ma, Van Morrison, Anoushka Shankar, and George Harrison. He has become one of India’s most prized ambassadors and is known for unbelievable rhythms and uncanny improvisations.