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Texas Music Tapestry

A concert of jazz, classical, and Texas folk music

The Farr Best Theater presents Texas Music Tapestry Ensemble in concert. This one-of-a-kind acoustic group featuring guitar, banjo, fiddle, and upright bass specializes in a mix of jazz, classical, and Texas folk music, highlighting the history and variety of music in Texas. The award winning and internationally recognized musicians in this ensemble are based in the DFW area and will bring a truely unique sound to fill the historic Farr Best. Group leader, guitarist Christopher McGuire, is an internationally touring guitarist. "Texas Shorty" - Jim Chancellor - is five time Texas state fiddle champion and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. Banjo player Gerald Jones is a two time National Banjo Champion, and bassist George Anderson is one of the most sought after studio bassists in the region, having performed with many renowned artists including Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Marvin Hamlisch, Chuck Berry, Joe Williams, The Coasters, Brook Benton, The Fifth Dimension, Doc Severensen, and Phillip Craig and Dean to name a few.

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