Patrick McAvinue

2016-17 Strathmore Artist in Residence

Fiddler for the multi-GRAMMY® Nominated group Dailey & Vincent 

2015 International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year

Patrick is regarded as one of the most innovative young fiddlers in the industry, able to translate the traditions of Bluegrass into a fresh, eclectic, forward-thinking language of his own.

Available for Performances, Recording and Lessons via Skype

Now residing in Nashville, TN

 

About CCJ:

From dance inducing Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they'll go next. The band is comprised of four of the most talented and promising acoustic roots musicians in the country: Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo, Sean McComiskey on button accordion and Alex Lacquement on upright bass. Drawing from separate musical backgrounds, the four members have found a common ground on which to develop their unique approach. Patrick McAvinue, one of the most in-demand and highly respected bluegrass fiddlers in the country, takes charge with his virtuosic, powerful and musical approach to the fiddle. Clawhammer banjo wizard Brad Kolodner adds his playful, driving, melodic and groovy Old-Time touch. Sean McComiskey, an incredibly talented Irish button accordion player, soars through the tunes and fills the gaps with his soulful playing. The versatile bassist Alex Lacquement drives the train, locking everything together with his commanding and tasteful choices. Charm City Junction embodies the essence of what acoustic roots music is all about, a shared and burning passion for blazing new trails while respecting the tradition. They are torchbearers with a clear message that the future of acoustic music is in good hands. The group released their debut self-titled album in October 2015 available through Patuxent Music.

Phone: (443) 564-7713

Audio:

Videos:

Charm City Junction live at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C - November 25, 2015 "I've Got a Woman"

Charm City Junction live at The Creative Alliance Baltimore, MD - April 2015 "New River Train" www.charmcityjunction.com

"a roller coaster of pure, uncut fiddle nirvana." - Country Music Pride

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