Original hard driving blues and electrified old time fiddle music intertwined with mind-bending pop reminiscent of 60’s era psychedelia and twisty, sometimes satirical violin-funk instrumentals.  The Boston Globe calls him a “Considerable talent…[he] is as persuasive in a traditional Irish ballad as he is country fiddling or ripping through cascading classical flourishes or atonal double stops”.  A “mad scientist of the violin”, Duncan conjures boiling rhythms and syrupy textures unchained by the stereotypes associated with the violin in todays world.  Bring your best pair of dancing shoes and save your suit for the symphony.  Duncan’s music has all the finesse and spirit of a world traveler, while remaining at its core uniquely asheville. Duncan will be joined by Asheville’s own Chris Rosser and River Guerguerian.

Duncan Wickel

7:00pm

Violinist, Cellist, Composer, and Inventor Duncan Wickel is, in the words of The Boston Globe, “A considerable talent…as persuasive in a traditional Irish ballad as he is country fiddling or ripping through cascading classical flourishes or atonal double stops”.  Duncan has performed twice on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and has toured and/or recorded with The Duhks, John Doyle, Karan Casey, Ruth Moody, Rushad Eggleston, Cara Dillon, Matuto, Tapiere, Emily Elbert, Maeve Gilchrist, The Rondo Rigs and a host of others.  

His music has echoed off the walls at Carnagie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center, and he has performed and taught in 22 countries over 6 continents.  Duncan is currently recording his Debut solo record, a duo record with Lily Henley and is a member of Stash Wyslouch’s The Stash! Band, with a sophmore record due for release in 2017

Duncan is also the inventor of The Wickelbuckle- a stylish apparatus which enables violinists to release their shoulders head and neck while playing.  He is a Graduate of The Berklee College of Music, which he attended on scholarship and Fletcher Bright Award in Recognition for outstanding musicianship.  He is a native of Asheville, NC and lives in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Bluegrass Jazz Classical Motown Rock Classic Rock Southern Rock Americana Acoustic Old-Time Folk Rock Indie Country Folk Jam Blues Reggae World Instrumental Funk Swing Country Western Singer Songwriter Gypsy Jazz Celtic Atl Country Gospel Pop Hip-Hop Honky Tonk

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