Butch Baldassari Tribute – CD Release

by | 25 May, 2009

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The Sound Art Website has available Some of the best names in acoustic music combined to give us this great musical tribute to mandolin master Buch Baldassari.

Butch Baldassari passed away in January this year leaving his wife Sinclair and his son Blake. Proceeds from the sale of this CD go to the Baldassari family.

Butch created new interest in this age-old instrument in a wide variety of musical genres. He was an inspiration to people who loved his music and who knew him as a friend. He performed and recorded with many of the top names in bluegrass, Celtic, and other genres. He moved between bluegrass festivals and symphony halls with ease and grace, earning respect and admiration in these seemingly disparate worlds. He was the driving force behind the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble and was an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of MusicSound Art Recordings

Artist line upon this CD includes: John Carlini, Tim O’Brien, Steve Kaufman, Beppe Gambetta& Carlo Aonzo, Tom Rozum, Keith Little, Ron Block, Tony McManus, Sam Bush, Robin Bullock, David Grisman, Jim Richter & Will Kimble, Mike Compton, Scott Tichenor, Don Stiernberg, Roland White, Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder,
Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, John Reischman & the Jaybirds.

The CD is available at the Sound Art Website.