Transatlantic: Phil Lancaster and his good friend from France, Phillippe Charlot will play a fine acoustic bluegrass matinee Sunday, November 27th, 2011 at 2:00 PM.
Phil and Philippe invite other musicians to bring instruments and join a jam session after the concert.
Philippe Charlot: Founding member of Bluegrass Oldies a French bluegrass group founded in 1978 and toured through 1982. Recording one 33 Lp "Traveling Show", Philippe went on to found "Ton Ton George" a tribute band of George Brassens' songs. Ton Ton George toured all over France with many Television apperances for 20 years ending that sucessful run in 2008. Philippe has moved into playing French Gypsy Jazz music and has one CD entitled"Le Fabrique Du Swing" translated as the Making of Swing. Philippe always had a love for American music and put together several locally touring bands in his region of Pau in the foothills of the Pyrenees in south western France. "Wanted" is a CD with a French flavored Country/Rock sound that may still be available. Philippe was the banjo player in Blugrass Oldies and guitarist in Ton Ton George and Fabrique du Swing.
Phil Lancaster was a "hired gun" in Bluegrass Oldies though his friendship with Philippe preceded his playing with the band. Lead and harmony vocalist on rhythm guitar, Phil actually cut his teeth on "bluegrass" with this band. Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, The Byrds and Crosby Stills and Nash had been early influences. Bill Monroe and Hot Rize became the new school of music. Phil returned to America in 1992 to eventually help found Still on the Hill in Fayetteville, AR. Co-Producer of "Riders on the Orphan Train" and "Gospel,Biscuits & Gravy", Phil still tours with author/musician Alison Moore with these two multi media programs in the South West. Currently a hired gun with The Limelighters as banjo, mandolin, tenor banjo, and mandocello player.
Phil in Orphan Train: www.ridersontheorphantrain.org
Phil & Philippe in "Bluegrass Oldies": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBLW8-Q7FHQ audio only.
Doors open at 2:00 and the concert is 3:00 to 5:00. $10 suggested admission donation