Patrick McAvinue

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 Online Lessons

2017 International Bluegrass Music Association Fiddle Player of the Year

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

2016-17 Strathmore Artist in Residence

2015 IBMA Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year

Now residing just outside Nashville, TN

About CCJ:

From dance inducing Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based acoustic roots quartet Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they'll go next. Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places — but always with an eye on tradition. 
Formed in 2014, Charm City Junction has taken the acoustic music scene by storm performing around the country gaining high praise along the way for their high-energy, captivating and dynamic performances. Patrick McAvinue, 2017 IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year, 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, soars through the tunes and fills the gaps with his soulful button accordion playing. The versatile bassist Alex Lacquement drives the train, locking everything together with his commanding and tasteful choices. Drawing from separate musical backgrounds, the four members have found a common ground on which to develop their unique approach. Since releasing their highly anticipated debut album Charm City Junction on Patuxent Music in the fall of 2015, they have performed prestigious festivals including Grey Fox, Old Songs, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival and an appearance at the Kennedy Center. They released their second full-length album, Duckpin, in the summer of 2018. The record debuted at #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts.

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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