Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS

Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston have played together in The Fiddlers Four, The Republic of Strings and other groups worldwide. Olympians can now see them live in a concert for Arbutus Folk School. The concert will be held at NOVA School.

Anger performs quadruple duty as composer, educator, fiddler and producer and has founded such groups as the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, The Republic of Strings and the Turtle Island String Quartet. He’s been praised for his versatility and depth on the fiddle.

Eggleston, aka Rusharguanox Grimblestein, aka Ushard Imbleston, is a world-renowned, virtuosic cello innovator, guitar shredder, kazoo master, lyric poet, and “galavanting banjo clumper extraordinaire,” according to his press clippings. He’s becoming quite famous on the internet.

Opening for Anger and Eggleston will be Olympia’s own The REDS, a popular, teen-folk band playing bluegrass, Irish and Scottish-style fiddle music. The band is made up of two sets of brothers, Dante and Eros Faulk and River and Sage Scheuerell. Jasmine Faul-Dickerson, mother of two of the band members, said, “Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston have been huge influences on The REDS. All four boys have studied with these two amazing performers over the years in several fiddle camps and workshops, from Wintergrass, Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle School in California to local workshops offered right here in Olympia.”

Eggleston will also offer a workshop at Arbutus Folk School from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. Arbutus Folk School is home to traditional, folk-art instruction. Its mission is to enrich lives and build community through joyful, hands-on learning from lessons taught by master artisans.

What: Darol Anger and Rushad Eggleston

Where: NOVA School,
2020 22nd Ave. SE, Olympia

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19

How much: $20-$25

Learn more: 360-350-0187 | Arbutus Folk School