on Thu Jun 20 2019
TKP Trio in Concert
Join the talented “TPK Trio” - Tom Pang, Kirk Kenney and Paul Meredith – for an evening of acoustic music, featuring bluegrass, Americana style music, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and banjo, as well as original songs and Chinese songs. Tom Peng (Pang zhi Peng) is one of China’s musical pioneers and premier mandolinist. Trained as a classical violinist, the Inner Mongolia native was lured by the sounds of American bluegrass and country music, and became an excellent fiddler and mandolin player. He now leads the Tom Peng Newgrass Band. A skilled throat singer in the Mongolian style, he infuses American styles with a fabulous new sound. Tom has performed at major festivals and stages throughout China, Hong Kong, and the US, the Shanghai and Hangzhou symphonies, and played for numerous TV specials, film scores and commercials. Kirk Kenney is a member of several Beijing folk music groups, including Mountain High, and is a leader in the Americana scene. He has traveled widely in China, sharing folk songs and traditions, and has performed at the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing and the Shanghai Concert Hall. An excellent tenor singer, Kirk also plays fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and clawhammer style banjo. Paul Meredith is a singer-songwriter and an accomplished guitarist who also plays the banjo, mandolin, bass, and harmonica. A Michigan native, he is a member of the Mountain High folk trio, and has lived and performed all over China since 1990, including twice at Beijing’s National Center for Performing Arts and Shanghai Concert Hall. Paul has written nearly 150 songs, many of which share his China experiences, and is currently working on his eighth CD of original songs. Free entry, drinks from 30rmb.