Pete Wernick & Flexigrass (Lafayette, CO)
June 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pete Wernick & FLEXIGRASS is a supercharged blend of bluegrass with classic jazz. The group blazes new trails every time they play, as vibes master Greg Harris and hot clarinetist Bill Pontarelli trade licks with renowned banjoist Wernick, and the band’s tight arrangements provide many surprises. Joan Wernick adds appealing vocals, ranging from soulful bluegrass to stylish jazz. Bass player Roger Johns and Kris Ditson maintain the pulsing rhythm section.
Led by “Dr. Banjo” (Hot Rize founder Pete Wernick) FLEXIGRASS has performed from Carolina to California, and made two trips to Ireland. Fans from Béla Fleck to George Winston have sung its praises, and the press has reacted with words like: fundamentally futuristic, an amazing accomplishment, truly great, beguiling, instantly accessible, fantastic, wildly enjoyable, monster players. A rare opportunity for Front Range music fans!