|Posted on October 9, 2018 at 9:25 AM|
Fred and Alex Vine, https://www.facebook.com/davines99/" target="_blank">http//www.facebook.com/davines99/ , have that special synergy that only seems to appear in a father-son combo.
Their unique sound and diverse repertoire incorporates Americana, Blues, Folk, Rock, Jazz and original compositions, and Fred and Alex play them all with style and panache.
Fred Vine is one of the best known Blues singers and acoustic guitarists in Upstate NY.
A master of Piedmont finger-style and Delta bottleneck slide guitar, Fred is an outstanding traditional Blues player, who effortlessly segues into dazzling arrangements of Jazz, Ragtime and original tunes. In 2015, Fred was a featured artist in Geva Theater's presentation, "Journey to the Son: A Celebration of Son House", with John Mooney and recent Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductee Joe Beard. With a career spanning more than four decades, Fred has shared the stage with Muddy Waters, John Hammond Jr., Leon Russell, Dave Van Ronk and many others.
A multi-instrumentalist, the son also rises.
Alex Vine plays guitar, bass, mandolin and percussion. He also writes his own songs and has a unique singing style. In addition to performing with his father, Alex is a student majoring in music performance at Monroe Community College studying classical and jazz guitar as well as music theory. Alex plays with the honors jazz combo under Professor John Nyerges. Alex is also a founding member of the blues rock group, Access Indigo as well as the hip-hop fusion group known as Pine Needle Soul.
Their voices and musical visions blend with easy wit and rock solid musicianship, DA VINES are sure to entertain.
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