The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Press Gang to perform April 14

 

March 29, 2018



The Press Gang will perform at the Liberty Theater, 1203 Commrecial St., Astoria, April 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission.

Based in Portland, Maine, The Press Gang fuses the talents of squeezebox player Christian “Junior” Stevens, fiddler Alden Robinson, flute-player and vocalist Hanz Araki, and guitarist Owen Marshall into a high-octane musical partnership. The quartet blends their skill and fluency in traditional Irish music with their curiosity and aptitude for other styles.

Hailing from York, Maine, Christian “Junior” Stevens has become an influential member of the Irish Traditional Music community in North America; particularly in New England where his proficiency at such a young age on both concertina and accordion was nothing short of phenomenal. Gracing stages across the country with some of the most talented artists in the world, he is an in-demand performer and teacher with an intensely dedicated following.

Alden Robinson learned the fiddle as a child in Damariscotta, Maine, and furthered his education in traditional music at University College, Co. Cork in Ireland. He was quickly recognized as a new voice in Irish-American fiddle music and became a staple of the traditional music scene in New England. Alden continues to travel throughout the U.S. and Ireland to expand his already impressive repertoire; much to the delight of audiences and students of the craft from coast to coast.

Multi-instrumentalist Owen Marshall is one of the most highly sought-after accompanist in the United States.

 

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