It's not every folk musician who can pull off an evening of solo Bach, and fewer still who can do it alternating between two different instruments. But as Baltimore audiences have long known, Robin Bullock is not your average folk musician.
A founding member of Baltimore's beloved world-folk trio Helicon (winners of the Association for Independent Music’s prestigious INDIE Award), Robin’s solo career has earned him a ranking among DigitalDreamDoor.com’s “100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists,” Editor's Pick and Player’s Choice Awards from Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE Awards for Traditional Folk Instrumentalist and Traditional Folk Recording of the Year, a Governor’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and a bronze medal at the National Mandolin Championship.
In his "Bullock Plays Bach" concert, Robin explores and interprets solo works by Bach for cello, violin and lute as well as organ chorales and choral works, all exquisitely transcribed for guitar or mandolin. Drawing from his two Bach-centered CDs "Bach: Suites for Mandolin, Volume One" and "Majesty and Magic: Music of Bach, Dowland and Carolan for Solo Guitar," as well as from further Bach recording projects in the planning stages, Robin gives these timeless works new voice while remaining true to their original spirit.
Tickets: $17 in advance/$20 at door/$10 full-time students with ID