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Musical Duo Dorian Michael and Kenny Blackwell Perform

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  11/15/2010

Dorian Michael and Kenny BlackwellEnjoy an hour of music with guitar and mandolin duo Dorian Michael and Kenny Blackwell on Sunday, November 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Redmond Public Library. This program is free and open to the public.

After Kenny Blackwell and Dorian Michael met by chance in a music store in San Luis Obispo, then at a backyard jam session, and again at a music convention in Los Angeles, they decided it was time to play some music together. Kenny, one of California's foremost mandolinists, wanted a chance to play outside of the bluegrass genre in which he is in constant demand. Michael was looking for a skillful musician who understood a wide variety of roots music. Six months later their first CD was released and they were touring as a duo.

The duo's diverse backgrounds are the wellspring for a performance of exciting and heartfelt music. Their enthusiasm for making music and their respect for their audience is plainly evident whenever they perform. Says Dorian, "Some music makes you feel deeply, some music makes you think and some tunes are played just for the sheer fun of it. We like to try to get to all those places in the space of a concert."

For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032 or visit   People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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