December 6, 2019


Hailed as Violin Virtuoso Who’s Immersed Himself in Brazilian Music & Culture, North Carolina Native Making Impression With Soulful Sound

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C.—The Andrew Finn Magill Trio, led by emerging violin virtuoso Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill whose authentic Brazilian music is being compared favorably to the best Latin artists today, will perform an 8 p.m.concert at White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, Dec. 27.

Tickets are priced at $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Doors open at

7:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.whitehorseblackmountain.comor call 828-669-0816.

Magill, a native of North Carolina, has seen his career surge ever since the release of his 2016 two-disc project Roots and Branches which debuted at No. 46 on the Folk DJ chartsand has been featured multiple times on National Public Radio.

“It’s nice to see fresh, young musicians carrying on the traditions of Brazilian music,” said Airto Moreira,percussionist with Weather Report, Miles Davis and Chick Corea. “Finn Magill displays a love and authenticity that can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil. His style is playful and light, yet soulful and passionate.”

Tim O’Brien, multiple Grammy-winningAmericana artist, echoed Moreira’s comments: “He has learned from and now plays with the best in the genre. On Branches you can hear a new musical voice emerging. I’m gonna keep listening for Finn Magill.”

In 2014, Finn moved to Rio de Janeiro and plunged deep into Brazilian choro music, studying with some of the most accomplished in the genre including Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassikand Pedro Paesas he gradually absorbed other Brazilian traditions such as forró, samba, and bossa nova.

Composed, arranged, and produced by Magill, Canta, Violino!(LP, 2018) merges more than 15 years of jazz study with the Brazilian musical language he is so deeply immersed in, and features some of the most exciting virtuosi of Brazil’s next generation including Lourenço Vasconcellos (drums), João Camarero(7-string guitar), Dudu Oliveira(flute), Fernanda Sant’Anna(vocals) as well as American mandolin star Mike Marshall.

Brazilian Strings Trio features Magill on violin, Ted Falcon on mandolin and violin, and o Nando Duarte on 7-string guitar.

White Horse Black Mountain (105 Montreat Rd.) is a 215-seat music and arts venue that has staged more than 2,500 concerts and other events during its 10-year history. It offers state- of-the-art sound, cabaret-style (table) seating, and bar/concession area that serves beer, wine, Kombucha, Shanti Elixers, soft drinks and snacks.

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