Mark Wade Trio
The Mark Wade Trio features the following musicians:
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Andrew Carlson has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician throughout the United States. Of his 1998 Merkin Hall performance, the New York Times wrote "Mr. Carlson is a demon fiddler and his performance here was serious and concentrated." He has earned both a MM and BMUS from the University of Georgia and a DMA in Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. He is featured on the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble's ACA CD "The Voice and the Virtuoso" (includes Pierrot Lunaire). As a soloist he has performed with orchestras including The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Huntington West Virginia Symphony, The Welsh Hills Symphony, The Land of Legend Philharmonic, and The University of Iowa Symphony. Dr. Carlson is currently the concertmaster of the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his experience as a classical violinist, Andy began learning traditional fiddle music from his grandfather at age 5. He has won numerous fiddle contests and has twice been named the Georgia State Champion Fiddler and was named the 2000 Ohio Grand Champion fiddler. His book entitled, A Guide to American Fiddling is published by Mel Bay Publishers. As a studio musician and string arranger he has recorded for Warner Bros., Atlantic, Elektra, Geffen, Polydor, and Capricorn and with artists including R.E.M., Nanci Griffith, Billy Bragg, and the Cowboy Junkies.
Casey Cook is the youngest professional ever inducted into the Florida Country Music Hall of Fame. Casey has been featured in the nationally distributed publication, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. His band, The Dappled Grays, released the critically acclaimed "Doin' My Job" in 2006. Since then the group has had major airplay on radio stations around the world. Casey's original song "The Night Life" was a top five hit on the Sirius/XM radio program "Bluegrass Junction." The band was honored by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2008, performing an official showcase. He joined the Andy Carlson Band in 2002, recording on two studio projects, one of which was voted in the top 50 bluegrass releases of 2005. Casey has shared the stage and taught along side some of the greatest artists in the business including Ricky Scaggs, The Del McCoury Band, David Grier, Mountain Heart, and Claire Lynch. His songs have been featured by MTV, and appearing on sound tracks for several television programs and movie soundtracks.