In demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by the New Yorker as “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument”, Mr. Meyer’s unparalleled technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition earned him a MacArthur Award in 2002. Revered as a classical musician and composer, he is perhaps most notable for his omnivorous collaborations, which include many forays into roots music. Projects with performers as varied as Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, and Mark O’Connor have expanded what people thought was possible in the realm of bluegrass.
Among Meyer’s frequent musical co-conspirators is the multi-instrumentalist Mike Marshall. A master on mandolin, guitar, mandocello and violin, he has created some of the most adventurous instrumental music heard anywhere for over 35 years. For the past two decades, Meyer and Marshall have developed a fully realized concept of the mandolin/bass duo, presenting a repertoire that spans the globe; from Bach duets to Brazilian choros, and from funky original pieces their own twisted fiddle tunes.
Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall: Big Country Instrumental