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Montreux Reunion featuring Darol Anger, Barbara Higbie, Mike Marshall & Michael Manring
January 14, 2012
Windham Hill supergroup reunites!
Sat, Jan 14
8pm $25 & 10pm $20
Playing together for the first time in 20 years, the Montreux Band revisits the music that helped define Northern California in the 1980's. Darol Anger (violin), Barbara Higbie (piano), Mike Marshall ( mandolin/guitar) and Michael Manring (fretless bass) were in their twenties when they created a new genre of music that rocketed from their Live at Montreux recording into heavy rotation on VH1, 10 recordings for Windham Hill Records, and 12 years of international touring.
They are virtuoso instrumentalists and accomplished composers who have played with everyone from David Grisman and Stephan Grappelli to Santana and Bonnie Raitt. They have all gone on to successful solo careers. NVOH Artistic Director Peter Williams helped reunite the band for this historic concert. Not to be missed.
"Montreux was the group in which we all figured out what we were doing as musicians and more importantly why we were musicians." - Darol Anger
"We didn't want there to be any boundaries in our music. There was this kind of giddy feeling that we could take the music wherever we wanted to. We were intent on creating an indigenous American melting pot music." - Michael Manring
“Darol Anger and I met in Paris in 1977. He was on tour with the David Grisman Quintet. I was on my way back to Oakland to finish college. When Mike Marshall moved out from Florida, we became friends and neighbors who spent every spare moment trying to make music we'd never heard before.” - Barbara Higbie