Miami University Hamilton Artist Series
Presented by Miami University Middletown
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are the 2016 Grammy Award Winners for the Best Folk Album. She with the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, he with the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots- it's a different matter entirely. There's no denying that theirs is a one-of-a-kind
pairing, with one-of-a-kind possibilities.
Jim Messina's consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert. He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music.
Grammy-nominated harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids released their third album, Montereyon May 19, 2015. A refreshing alternative to the foot-stomping grandeur of the so-called "folk revival," an understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids and their new album. The Milk Carton Kids won Duo/Group of the Year at the Americana Music Awards in 2014. Yet while some of the band's many accolades reference a specific genre, the duo quickly transcends those tags with clear inflections of jazz, classical, even the dark lyricism of modern "alternative."
Balsam Range is a group of five outstanding acoustic musicians and singers from North Carolina. For their band name, they thoughtfully and respectfully adopted the name of a majestic range of mountains that surround part of their home county of Haywood, NC where the Smokies meet the Blue Ridge, the Balsam Range.
- September 16, 2016 – April 15, 2017