Bill Nershi hasn't had a shortage of talented musicians at his side over the years. As a founder of the String Cheese Incident, leader of Honkytonk Homeslice and part of the Emmitt-Nershi Band with Leftover Salmon's Drew Emmitt, Nershi has found simpatico accompaniment for his wide range of songs, which span everything from psychedelia to country to jazz.
But with Stringe Cheese's future up in the air the band has only played a handful of shows since Nershi announced his departure in 2007 the singer/guitarist has teamed up with Homeslice's Scott Law to perform an intimate show this evening at Swallow Hill. Along for the ride is another luminary, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, grandson of folk legend Peter Seeger.
Each of these musicians brings something different to the stage, Nershi says. Scott is an extremely versatile guitar player who can switch from straightahead jazz to a ripping bluegrass solo without dropping a beat. As for Tao, there's some serious music being handed down through the bloodlines. I'm hoping a little bit rubs off on me.
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Don't worry, Bill it looks like it already has. Nershi, Law, Rodriguez-Seeger and renowned bluegrass fiddler Darol Anger will perform tonight at 7 p.m. at Swallow Hill, 71 East Yale Avenue. Admission is $18 to $22; for tickets and info, call 303-777-1003 or visit www.swallowhillmusic.org.
Sun., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., 2009