August 7, 2017: Front Country mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz (“Roscoe”) joins us this week on Mandolin Mondays for a solo rendition of an original tune.
In addition to his work with Front Country, Roscoe’s music runs deep in the classical mandolin world. You may know him as the most recent mandocello player in the Grammy-nominated ensemble the Modern Mandolin Quartet–or from his work in Mike Marshall’s classical mandolin supergroup the Ger Mandolin Orchestra. But Roscoe’s musical interests and expertise are even broader still. His most recent project is a progressive, new acoustic music duo called Small Town Therapy. Their self-titled record produced by Matt Flinner features a collection of creative original tunes and compelling playing by both members. You can check it our HERE
Here’s Roscoe with a word about this video: “The tune is one I wrote called “Cimarron,” and is the first part of a group of 3 tunes which are being recorded by my duo Small Town Therapy. Folks can find the third part, a tune called “You Can’t Blame the 80’s”, on the duo’s first album at the bandcamp link below. The word Cimarron has several uses in Native American, South American, and Spanish cultures but from what I gather, they all refer to something or someone who is wild, untamed, or iconoclastic. I think it makes sense in the context of this weird disco-grass tune I came up with.”
Connect with Roscoe at the links below for more information about his tour schedule, recorded work, and mandolin instruction: