It's been almost two years since Andy Statman & Gene Yellin performed to a large group of very happy Mid-Hudson bluegrass lovers. We are more than thrilled to have Andy's Ramble return to the Unitarian Fellowship for an extraordinary performance by one of the leading mandolin players of our generation.
A few fun facts about Andy: In 2007 he was a Grammy Awards nominee in the Best Country Instrumental Performance category for his version of Bill Monroe's "Rawhide" on Shefa CD East Flatbush Blues.
On June 19, 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Andy Statman would be awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. He performed with other recipients of this fellowship in Washington, DC, on October 4, 2012.
And, for you mandolin wonks: Andy Statman plays a Will Kimble F-5 mandolin, after having played an early 1920s Gibson A2Z for more than 35 years.