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CSJ will host a night of Blues and Irish music with Grammy-winning artist Davy Spillane and Blues guitarist Jimmy D. Lane at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Tuttle Hall. During this workshop, Spillane and Lane will perform with David Lovekin and Brian Cutright, and conduct a question and answer session with the audience.
Spillane has been playing uilleann pipes and low whistle professionally since the age of 15. During his career, Spillane has performed all over the world and has produced his own amazing body of work as well as found himself in high demand as a special guest artist and collaborator for a number of artists and projects.
Spillane received a Grammy award for Celtic Solstice, an album with American saxophonist Paul Winter. Davy makes his own instruments and records most of his music at his studio, Burrenstone Studios and Burrenstone Records, in County Clare.
Lane has worked with artists such as his father, legendary Blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers, B.B. King, Van Morrison, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, Double Trouble, Robert Plant, and Jimmy Page.
He became lead guitarist of the Jimmy Rogers Band in 1987 as well as forming his own band, Jimmy D. Lane and The Hurricanes and later Blue Train Running. Lane also toured extensively with his dad's band while juggling his solo career. Jimmy made his solo recording debut in 1995 with his self-titled disc on Blue Seal Records.
There is no cost for the event, but seating is limited.