Circus No.9

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Muddy Creek Music Hall

5455 Bethania Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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$12 advance/$15 door - all ages show (12 and under $5)

A new Bluegrass/Americana Band featuring...

Colin Hotz

Colin Hotz, Guitar and Vocals, is a musician of many influences. Rock, pop, and classical music all contributed to his early upbringing. After deciding to major in music during college, Colin earned his bachelor degree in music. He continued his education and earned his masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Since graduating, Colin has been an active songwriter and has also recorded an album of solo material. He has also been a member of several bands playing many different instruments including bass, keys, and electric guitar. 
In addition to being a performer, Colin is an active music teacher, as well as an emissary for the Telluride Music Co.

Colin Hotz, Guitar and Vocals, is a musician of many influences. Rock, pop, and classical music all contributed to his early upbringing. After deciding to major in music during college, Colin earned his bachelor degree in music. He continued his education and earned his masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Since graduating, Colin has been an active songwriter and has also recorded an album of solo material. He has also been a member of several bands playing many different instruments including bass, keys, and electric guitar. In addition to being a performer, Colin is an active music teacher, as well as an emissary for the Telluride Music Co.

Michael Testagrossa

Michael Testagrossa is a resonator guitarist and fine wine enthusiast.  He is really into Doc Watson and has a deep interest in genetic engineering.

Michael Testagrossa is a resonator guitarist and fine wine enthusiast. He is really into Doc Watson and has a deep interest in genetic engineering.

Thomas Cassell

Thomas Cassell, mandolinist, pulls most of his influence from bluegrass.  Cassell is originally from Southwest Virginia, home of the Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and Dock Boggs.  He is an alumnus of the Acoustic Music Seminar, as well as the winner of the 2016 Rockygrass mandolin contest.

Thomas Cassell, mandolinist, pulls most of his influence from bluegrass. Cassell is originally from Southwest Virginia, home of the Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and Dock Boggs. He is an alumnus of the Acoustic Music Seminar, as well as the winner of the 2016 Rockygrass mandolin contest.

Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis is a multi-instrumentalist, influenced by a variety of genres ranging from Bluegrass/Country and Celtic to Classical and Jazz. With influences from guitar players like Stevie Ray Vaughn, piano players like Oscar Peterson, banjo players like Bela Fleck, and composers like J.S. Bach, Mathew’s playing and songwriting exhibit a well-rounded musical upbringing and continuous study. Recent achievements include: 2016 National Banjo Champion, member of the 2014 Nebraska All-State Jazz Band, and 2016 Acoustic Music Seminar Alumnus. His plans for the future are simply to make music that excites the audience, challenges himself, and most of all, gives people enjoyment.

Matthew Davis is a multi-instrumentalist, influenced by a variety of genres ranging from Bluegrass/Country and Celtic to Classical and Jazz. With influences from guitar players like Stevie Ray Vaughn, piano players like Oscar Peterson, banjo players like Bela Fleck, and composers like J.S. Bach, Mathew’s playing and songwriting exhibit a well-rounded musical upbringing and continuous study. Recent achievements include: 2016 National Banjo Champion, member of the 2014 Nebraska All-State Jazz Band, and 2016 Acoustic Music Seminar Alumnus. His plans for the future are simply to make music that excites the audience, challenges himself, and most of all, gives people enjoyment.

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