Event type: All Ages / Licensed
Teilhard Frost is best known as 'Sheesham Crow' of the old-time trio Sheesham, Lotus and Son. Teilhard co-founded the band Flapjack in 1997, playing washboard, bones, and harmonica. Flapjack played mainly Canadian fiddle tune repertoire. During this time, he and bandmate Sam Allison became fast friends, playing the old time music of Appalachia and the Mississippi Valley. Then, he and Allison formed their internationally successful group Sheesham, Lotus, and Son with Brian Sanderson on Sousaphone. Together, they have released seven albums as Sheesham, Lotus and Son, the Kings of Old Time!
Teilhard’s latest solo recording, "As the Crow Flies", is a collection of traditional music found in the Appalachian highlands. The songs have strong ties to the British Isles while the fiddle tunes draw on ancient Scandinavian and northern Scottish modal settings and tunings, conjouring a feeling of mystery and drama.
A multi-instrumentalist and instrument maker, he specializes in traditional Appalachian old time music. He was raised on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, spending time with the elder fiddlers in the area. At the age of three he was given a jaw harp and harmonica by his father, and his mother gave him a fiddle and a record of Kentucky fiddle tunes. He has continued to play them all ever since. As a teenager, he moved to Southern Ontario, where he took up the more ‘urban’ Saxophone, leaving the fiddle in the case for over ten years. Coupled with a keen interest in drumming, he pursued a career as a percussionist, co-founding the acclaimed Cuban Folkloric ensemble, Klave Y Kongo. In the ten years with Klave Y Kongo, the band hosted many Cuban artists including Eliados Ochoa and Quartetto Patria of Buena Vista Social Club fame. Yet after a while he felt a responsibility to take his Great-Grandfathers fiddle out of the closet and get re-acquainted with the tunes.
With music as his ambassador, Teilhard has toured throughout North America and Europe for over twenty years. His music has taken him as far away as Africa, India and Mongolia, studying and teaching. He lives on Wolfe Island in the St Lawrence River with his partner and their two daughters.
For this concert there will be an opening set by the husband & wife duo Amanda Lynn Stubley & Martin Horak (members of the Heartaches String Band). Amanda Lynn and Martin will yodel their way into your heart with their twang-filled acoustic sound. Built around close-harmonies and songs with stories, this husband-and-wife duo explores lost treasures of Canadiana, traditional and original stringband music. You'd be crying in your beer, if your toes weren't tapping!
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