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Jake Eddy/Tosin Abasi

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Location
Krannert Center Stage 5
Date
Sep 9, 2023   5:00 pm  
Contact
Sean Kutzko
E-Mail
sekutzko@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Krannert Center

A double bill with sets by bluegrass player Jake Eddy and metal guitarist Tosin Abasi!

Jake Eddy is a bluegrass guitarist born and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He began his music career and lifelong addiction to the road by playing banjo professionally at the age of fourteen with bluegrass-legend Melvin Goins. His guitar playing, which is primarily influenced by bluegrass and jazz, is showcased on his debut album of fiddle tunes, entitled Jake Eddy, which features such greats as Grammy-award winning Bryan Sutton, Rob Ickes, and Kenny Smith.

Guitar virtuoso Oluwatosin Ayoyinka Olumide "Tosin" Abasi is best known as the founder and lead guitarist of the instrumental progressive metal band Animals as Leaders. He has recorded and released four albums with Animals as Leaders: a self-titled debut, Weightless, The Joy of Motion, and their most recent album, The Madness of Many. Abasi is ranked by Guitar World at no. 97 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

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