Posted by: ronclegg | February 9, 2008

Mat Flinner and Scott Nygaard

Don’t miss these guys… Matt Flinner is one of the world’s finest mandolinists, Scott Nygaard is his equal on guitar in every respect, and Sam Bevan is outstanding on acoustic bass. Highly, highly recommended!

Here is a good example of Matt’s playing although with a different group than the trio playing thursday night. This Video is of Matt playing with Frank Vignola and his quintet playing the tune Appel Direct… marvelous!


Thu. Feb. 28 at 7:30 $10 adv./$12 door seated at DON QUIXOTE’S MUSIC HALL FELTON, CA

Matt Flinner, Scott Nygaard and Sam Bevan (former Grisman and current Joe Craven bassist)

Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Starting out as a banjo prodigy who was playing bluegrass festivals before he entered his teens, Flinner later took up the mandolin, won the National Banjo Competition in Winfield, KS in 1990, and won the mandolin award there the following year. Matt is now widely considered one of the hottest and most creative mandolin players on the acoustic scene. His two solo albums for Compass Records, The View from Here and Latitude, both featured bluegrass stalwarts Todd Phillips, David Grier, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas and Darol Anger, and received high critical acclaim. Scott Nygaard is one of the most inventive and original guitarists in the bluegrass/acoustic music scene. His solos, a seamless amalgam of bluegrass, folk, and jazz influences, shift easily from breathtaking virtuosity to soulful melodic musings. “a phenomenally talented stylist”— Downbeat Sam Bevan former Grisman and current Joe Craven bassist. Matt’s Tunes and Video: Scott’s site: Sam’s site:


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