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Herald of Randolph Review

Fleck, Burman at Barre Opera House

Join Live Art for a Gala Benefit Concert with two of the world's most innovative musicians: an acoustic evening with Bela Fleck and Sandip Burman with special guest Kate MacLeod will take place Saturday, May 13 at 8 PM at the Barre Opera House.

Joining banjo player extraordinaire Bela Fleck will be Indian tabla drum player Sandip Burman. Opening this special concert is singer/songwriter Kate MacLeod.

Fleck is a living legend among banjo players for both his expansion of the bluegrass idioms and his excursions into other forms of music, namely jazz.

His groundbreaking group, the Flecktones, which fuses Jazz with other idioms, has recorded seven albums. Over a career spanning 22 years, he has received 15 Grammy nominations in 10 categories.

Sandip Burman's marked with spontaneous innovation, tonally purity, and complex rhythmic patterns at dazzling speeds. Burman has performed at the Getty Museum and the Kennedy Center. His drumming was heard on the soundtrack of "Mars Attacks."

Kate MacLeod, from Salt Lake City, who opens the performance, has several albums to her credit, and has performed at the Boston and Kerrville folk festivals. She often performs in the Celtic band, "Shanahy."

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