Venue Details

137 Star Starred
The Triple Door
At the corner of Union and 3rd Ave. 216 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101
206-838-4333
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http://tripledoor.net/Calendar/Events/June-2010/Dirk-Powell—-The-...

Description

The Foghorn String Band will do the first set, then join Dirk Powell for his set. 

Dirk’s considered one of the world’s leading experts on traditional Appalachian fiddle and banjo styles, along with carrying on the traditions of his late and legendary father-in-law Dewey Balfa as the accordion player in the Cajun group Balfa Toujours. Dirk Powell combines deep-running roots in rural American tradition with an overarching artistic vision that speaks poignantly to the audiences of today. From learning banjo and fiddle at the feet of his grandfather in Kentucky, through founding the Louisiana Cajun group Balfa Toujours, to extensive recording and film work with such artists as Jack White, Joan Baez, T-Bone Burnett, Anthony Minghella, Loretta Lynn, and Spike Lee, Dirk has arrived at a place all his own – one where tradition, inspiration, and innovation meet without borders.