Banjo Legend Tony Trischka

with opening act
Martha Trachtenberg and Tom Griffith


Saturday, November 21, 1998

Tony Trischka is not your ordinary banjo picker. He is a performer who, like Bela Fleck and Michael Hedges has expanded the boundaries of his instrument beyond its presumed limits.

Tony has performed and recorded with Alison Krauss, PSYCHOGRASS (members of the David Grisman Quintet), William S. Burroughs and R.E.M. He was most recently seen on Long Island at the Newport Folk Fest Road Show with the Violent Femmes.

Tony's one man show encompassed traditional roots, contemporary stylings and his own unique take on his wonderful instruments.

This was an evening you shouldn't have missed!

Opening act:


The Long Island Voice has called Martha Trachtenberg & Tom Griffith "two of Long Island's best songwriters".

They have been making a splash on the singer-songwriter scene, both as a duo and showcasing their talents individually, for the past sixteen years. They describe their style as "writing songs for grown-ups living in the real world". Many of their songs examine the relationship between men and women, told with honesty, illuminated by love. Martha's tenure in the band "Buffalo Gals" is evidenced by her country vocal stylings; Tom's style refects folk traditions. The results are familiar without cliché.

Listeners found a bit of themselves in these songs, and discovered a different way to see things.