Tingstad & Rumbel
May 29, 2020, 7:30pm
Offered by Lopez Center
Ticketed in advance: Adult $17.00, Youth $5.00

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Available also at: Lopez Center Office, Paper Scissors on the Rock, Lopez Bookshop, Paper tickets will be available in April of 2020.

Ticketed at the door: Adult $17.00, Youth $5.00
GRAMMY Award winners and top selling contemporary instrumentalists, Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have performed and recorded together for over 32 years. With 19 albums to their credit, they have created and remained at the core of a distinctive contemporary American style. They received their GRAMMY Award in the New Age category in recognition of "Acoustic Garden" during the 45th GRAMMY Awards in Madison Square Garden. This GRAMMY signifies and rewards a thirty five-year career and 13 collaborative recordings for Tingstad and Rumbel.

Guitarist Eric Tingstad is a composer/producer/songwriter. Composer Nancy Rumbel is one of the world's most unique oboe, English horn and double ocarina performer and recording artist.

Nancy grew up in San Antonio's eclectic musical culture and continued her musical education at Northwestern University. She became fascinated with world music and experimented with improvisational techniques on her instruments eventually leading to an invitation to join the Paul Winter Consort.

Eric grew up in Seattle and attended Western Washington University where he was trained in the Segovian classical guitar tradition. He's also a product of rock, jazz and blues, along with the family "Hi-fi" with playing Hawaiian slack key guitar, Ravi Shankar, The Kingston Trio and Martin Denny.

Nancy's signature sound is heard on countless recordings. She has pioneered the use of the oboe, English horn and ocarinas outside of their usual classical contexts. Also an avid nature lover and gardener, her BirdNote radio theme is heard daily by over a million people across the world.

By a vote of his peers, Tingstad was honored in October 2006 with the Coyote Award from Arts Northwest commemorating his leadership, visibility, and contributions to the constant change in the arena of live performance.
Rumbel is an active member of The Recording Academy and has served as a Governor, Vice-President, Secretary and the first female PNW Trustee. She is an enthusiastic supporter and volunteer for MusiCares whose mission is to provide emergency funding for people in the music industry.

In 2007 Eric received another GRAMMY nomination for his recording "Southwest”. In 2012 he released his recording Badlands which continues in the Americana style, deriving influence from Native American music, along with country and roots genres. 2015's Mississippi is the follow up CD to Southwest and Badlands. Mississippi was #1 at radio and #2 of the top 100 instrumental recordings for 2015. it was also nominated “Album of the Year” for the ZMR awards.