The Saenger will come alive with a bright, acoustically eclectic showcase of locals and touring acts. Roman Street will begin the evening with a set of their incomparable music. Brothers Noah and Josh Thompson are at the foundation of the group.
Several years ago, the duo began a love affair with the exotic sounds of flamenco and “gypsy jazz.” The Thompson’s obsession with this style earned them a spot on the charts of Billboard and iTunes. Currently, they are performing in support of their latest release, “Caravan.”
Bela Fleck and his wife Abigail Washburn will complete the evening. Fleck helped pioneer the newgrass/urban bluegrass scene. While his music may take root in bluegrass, Fleck styles his sound with jazz overtones. Washburn is the darling of modern bluegrass. This mistress of the banjo has had two releases break the Top 10 on the U.S. Grass and U.S. Heat charts. When together on stage, Fleck and Washburn perform “the relatively rare 3-finger and clawhammer banjo duet.”
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Roman Street
Date: Friday, Oct. 17
Venue: Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., www.mobilesaenger.com
Tickets: $39.70-$53 at the Saenger box office and through Ticketmaster