The Carnegie Arts Center is hosting their first “roots music” concert with a show featuring Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players on Tuesday.
Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players is an award-winning acoustic quartet hailing from Stockton. The foursome’s current line-up came together in 2010 and they immediately started garnering attention for their blend of Americana, Bluegrass, Soul, and Old Time Music. They have been featured on the same bill with such notable acts as Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Steep Canyon Rangers.
Snap Jackson’s career in Bluegrass began in 2006 when, after hearing John Hartford, he marched into a music store and purchased his first banjo. Snap also plays the ukulele, blues harmonica, and mountain dulcimer. In recognition of his efforts, Snap received the Male Vocalist of Year Award in 2015, in addition to nominations in 2013, 2014, and 2015 for the Northern California Banjo Player of the Year award. He also received an endorsement deal in 2011 with both the Deering Banjo Company and Kala Brand Ukuleles.
The Knock on Wood Players are Shane Kalbach, Eric Antrim, and Brian Clark.
Kalbach plays fiddle, mandolin and guitar. He also plays principle viola for both the Merced Symphony and The Townsend Opera Players.
Prior to joining the Knock on Wood Players, guitarist Antrim was a member of the Sonoma County band, the New Stumptown Rounders.
Bassist Clark studied Classical String Bass Performance at both Delta College and the University of the Pacific. He has been a member of several bands including, New Clear Days, The Valley Concert Band, the Delta College Monday Night Big Jazz Band, the international touring company, Up with People, as well as many other theatre productions.
The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carnegie Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for non-Carnegie members and $8 for members. To purchase tickets please visit: http://SnapJackson.eventbrite.com.