Rather than release yet another new album in 2012 , musical innovator and provocateur Beck Hanson decided to release only the sheet music in an elaborate and elegant package called The Song Reader, where he basically said if you want to hear this, you have to play it yourself. So the classically trained Atlantic Chamber Ensemble (ACE)…many of them members of the Richmond Symphony, took the bait and had friends from all over the country arrange Beck’s compositions for their eleven string, wind and percussion players. ACE’s Project Beck connects the rock and classical music worlds in an innovative and compelling way.
Then enjoy a rich and varied short set from veterans Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein. Jimmy’s an accomplished mandolinist hailing from Rhode Island who answered the call to join the Country Gentlemen in the late sixties, who spent nine years with the Tony Rice Unit and who would later join classically trained vocalist Moondi Klein along with Dobro legend Mike Auldridge and bassist T. Michael Coleman, in the supergroup Chesapeake.
In Your Ear offers a chance to discover new artists and appreciate the “in the moment” creativity, inspiration and soul of live music. Studio A is a “great room,” a haven for artists with intimate, friendly and informed audiences and peerless audio fidelity. Host Tim Timberlake and In Your Ear studio president Carlos Chafin produce the programs, which feature three acts, reflecting the diversity and range of these special concerts. The eclectic selections cover many genres -- including bluegrass, jazz, blues, old time, Celtic, gospel and singer-songwriters of many styles. Artists range from superior local and regional talents, to premier acts from all over the country.
Production Funding of In Your Ear is made possible, in part, by... Hohner, Inc. Musical Instruments; Wine Lovers; TKL Product Corp. Cases & Bags; Dr. David R. Beam and Associates. Promotional support provided the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities’ Virginia Folklife Program.