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Adam Schlenker & Hayes Griffin

The American Roots Recap Series

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***Please note: All shows at Natalie’s currently have socially distanced table seating, and masks are required except while eating and drinking at tables. Natalie’s is excited to announce a new project featuring Adam Schlenker & Hayes Griffin Duo! The American Roots Recap is a concert series that showcases acoustic music from the early 20th century up through current times and features Adam & Hayes in a variety of configurations including the “brothers duo”, early old Appalachian string-band, Bluegrass band and progressive acoustic string band. Each performance will highlight a different era and sound in American Roots Music, and will include special guests from around the various genres.

Hayes Griffin is a multi-instrumentalist and music educator who has over a decade’s worth of experience touring with acts like Canadian fiddler April Verch and progressive bluegrass band Newtown, whose album Harlan Road featured Griffin’s guitar work and debuted at #8 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts. Released in 2020, “Midwestern Swing” is Griffin’s solo debut and delivers an aural cocktail inspired by the sounds of American country and swing music from the 1930’s, 40s, and 50s.

Adam Schlenker is an educator, performer, composer and arranger of Acoustic American Roots Music, and founded 5th Fret Productions, combining online, video-based lessons with one on one instruction. He has been featured in and contributed to Flat Picking Guitar Magazine and is the Coordinator of American Roots & Bluegrass Music Studies at Denison University. Adam strives to develop music that reflects his influences while attempting to keep the music moving forward. This approach to making music, innovation through tradition, continues with his latest album, The Ghosts of Pain Creek.

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Venue: Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza

Date: Sunday, April 11

Time: 8:00 pm

Doors Open: 7:30 pm