Or Something Like That
Is it bluegrass? Is it jazz? Is it classical, old time, ragtime, blues, Celtic or klezmer? If Pianafiddle is performing, the answer is YES! "If we like it, we play it," and since they have a healthy appreciation for good music, no matter the style, their programs transcend musical genre. Beginning only with a familiar tune, pianist Lynn Wright and violinist/fiddler Adam DeGraff improvise as they go, blending the traditional, the unwritten, and the spontaneous in compelling performances that get toes tapping and hands clapping! How these two very different musicians ended up together in the first place is a mystery, even to them. Lynn has enjoyed a long musical career as a jazz and ragtime pianist, including a ten-year stint as the resident ragtime pianist at the world-famous Silver Dollar Saloon in Jackson, Wyoming. Adam is a classically trained orchestral violinist and chamber musician, having served most recently a five-season tenure with The Richmond Symphony Orchestra in Virginia. Their separate paths led them both to West Virginia in 2003, where each recognized in the other a complementary talent: soulful, spontaneous, improvisational piano playing by Wright, technically superb and emotionally powerful violin playing by DeGraff.