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Nick Dumas & Chris Luquette with Andrew Knapp In Concert
Thursday, December 06, 2018, 07:30pm - 09:30pm

Nick Dumas (of The Special Consensus) and Chris Luquette (of Frank Sollivan & Dirty Kitchen) bring their award-winning bluegrass to Rainshadow Recording. The Special Consensus won IBMA's Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year, and Dirty Kitchen received Best Bluegrass Group performance! They will be joined by Andrew Knapp on bass.

Nick Dumas grew up in Brier, Washington, and was introduced to bluegrass music at a very young age by his dobro-playing grandfather. He often listened to his grandfathers country gospel band rehearse and was so inspired by the fiddle player that he started learning to play the violin in his school orchestra class when he was 12 years old. Nick soon began taking private fiddle lessons and then joined the family band The Three Generations, formed by his grandfather, his mother and his aunt. After learning to play mandolin, guitar and banjo and to sing lead and harmony vocals, Nick became a co-founder of the popular Northwest-based bluegrass band Northern Departure. He soon became known as a highly respected mandolin player and singer in the region and co-founded another very popular bluegrass band called North Country Bluegrass, touring both regionally and nationally. In 2015, Nick was very pleased to relocate to Tennessee to become the new Special Consensus mandolin player.

Chris Luquette - "Chris is one of the hardest working musicians from the Seattle music scene. You'd be hard pressed to find another 25 year old seamlessly switching from International Music to Jazz and from Rock to Bluegrass so comfortably. He has even studied Brazilian Jazz with Seattle based Brazil music legend, Jovino Santos Neto.

Chris' musicianship reflects the multitude of musical influences he turns to for inspiration. His acoustic guitar playing really stands out, but this virtuosic, multi-instrumentalist is equally at home playing mandolin, drums, bass, electric guitar, banjo, and Greek bouzouki! In addition, Chris was a founding member of Seattle based, Northern Departure, and has found himself sitting in with Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Rob Ickes, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Kenny and Amanda Smith, The Boxcars, Yogi and The Yogini's and many others." - From

PRESENTER'S NOTE: Chris was here in the studio, along with Danny Barnes, lending his prodigious talent to tracks for a future Matt Sircely release. This guy's definitely the real deal!


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All shows at Rainshadow Recording unless otherwise noted. Tickets available locally at Crossroads Music.


Location Rainshadow Recording Studio, Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Event Sponsor: Rainshadow Recording
Contact 360-301-0291,
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