An acoustic duo who plays a mix of bluegrass, Americana, folk, swing and original songs is visiting the Brewery Arts Center.
The Growling Old Men, made up of Ben Winship and John Lowell, are visiting the Performance Hall, 511 W. King St., at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28.
Winship is responsible for singing and playing the mandolin, while Lowell plays the guitar and also sings. Both are veterans of the Northern Rockies’ acoustic music world. They have been performing and recording together since 1998.
“I really enjoy playing with Ben. We challenge each other every evening,” said Lowell. “We never know how any individual song is going to turn out, and we try to add a couple of new songs every show.”
The two, who are touring throughout the West and Southwest, say their music is influenced by the Appalachian hills and the Great Plains.
“We’re looking forward to playing in Nevada again,” said Lowell. “We’ll be hosting instrument workshops on Saturday as well — hope to see you at the workshops or the show.”
The band has played at festivals and concerts around the world. It featured at the Shetland Folk Festival, the Didmarton and Shrewsbury festivals in England, plus many festivals in the U.S. and Canada. It’s a favorite on Garrison Keillor’s, “A Prairie Home Companion.” Winship and Lowell also are instructors at music schools in Europe, Canada and the U.S.
The performance is part of the Brewery Arts Center’s Traditional American Music Project, a bluegrass and string concert series.
Tickets cost $13 for BAC members; $15 for general admission; and $20 at the door.
For tickets, go to Breweryarts.org, or stop by the BAC’s Artisan Store, 449 W. King St.
For more information, call the Brewery Arts Center office at 775-883-1976.