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Sunday, October 7, 2012

What happens when you bring Jeff Troxel, Trevor Kreiger, and a BASS PLAYER to the BCAC?

Jeff Troxel & Trevor Krieger Trio at BCAC Friday, Oct. 12

Guitarist Jeff Troxel and fiddler Trevor Krieger with bass player Mark Bryan, all accomplished musicians in many genres, bring a concert of traditional and contemporary fiddle and folk music along with their original songs to the Basin City Arts Center on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. Their show easily crosses musical boundaries to incorporate many different styles of music into their show. Bryan’s bass adds another dimension and ensures there’s something for everyone and audiences of all ages will enjoy their performance.

Jeff Troxel is a guitarist, songwriter, composer, and educator from Cody. He holds music degrees from Berklee College of Music and the University of Southern California. He has won state flatpicking championships in Wyoming and Utah, and is the 2003 National Flatpicking Champion. His songs and compositions have won awards from the John Lennon Song Contest, and the International Bluegrass Music Association. Jeff has performed with many notable artists, including Bobby Shew, Sunny Wilkinson, Frank Mantooth, Jack Reilly, Pete Huttlinger, Warren Chiasson and James Naughton. Besides performing regularly, he is in demand as a clinician and is on the faculty of Rocky Mountain College in Billings and Central Wyoming College in Riverton. He has published several guitar books. Jeff recently won his second Performing Arts Fellowship in composition from the Wyoming Arts Council.

Trevor Krieger, a Billings resident, picked up the violin at the age of 4 and hasn’t put it down since. He began playing with the Billings Symphony when he was 13. He has competed in fiddle contests in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Canada, and was named Montana State fiddle champion numerous times. Trevor performed at the Kennedy Center and the White House, and has shared the stage with Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Ray Charles, the Moody Blues, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many others. He also performs with a number of groups in many styles, including jazz, country, rock, fiddle and classical.

Mark Bryan is a bass player living in Billings. He has toured extensively throughout the Western U.S. and Canada, playing the bass with a variety of acts ranging in style from jazz and funk to classical. When he’s not playing music, Mark stays busy building violins and other stringed instruments.

Energetic, Upbeat, Fun! Enjoy the Troxel and Krieger Trio at the Basin City Arts Center on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the door starting at 6:00 p.m. are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 & older, and $5 for children 12 & under. For more information contact Kathleen Nichols @568-3832. This concert is supported in part by a grant from Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts who believes a great nation deserves great art.

Preceding the concert starting at 6 p.m. view the UW Art Exhibit “Contemporary Art in Wyoming.” The University of Wyoming Art Museum Exhibit features a selection of eighteen contemporary Wyoming artists with a variety of subjects that embrace the landscape, daily life, and personal expression in a variety of media that includes watercolor, photography, collage, printmaking, painting, and drawing. Contemporary Art in Wyoming explores the creative spirit of artists in Wyoming today. Admission to the UW Art Exhibit is free. Basin City Arts Center located at 121 S. 4th Street across from the IGA in Basin, Wyoming is a non-profit organization developing and supporting the arts in the Big Horn Basin.

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