DePue

THE DEPUE BROTHERS BAND

The DePue Brothers Band will return to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford next week to play a vivid mix of bluegrass, classical, rock and jazz.

The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for all students.

“We do not bring back artists very often to our series,” said Patricia Colosimo, director of Arts Programming. “But because of their extraordinary talents and energizing performance when they were here eight years ago, I am really delighted to have The DePue Brothers in our theater again. Those who attended that first show have repeatedly asked us to bring them back.”

As a family, the DePue Brothers have been making music for almost 40 years. They were named “Musical Family of America” in 1989 by presidential decree, and were the subject of a PBS documentary film in 1993.

Each of them is a classical violin virtuoso in his own right and brings his own individual talents to the band’s sound.

The band’s first album, Classical Grass, sold out of its first printing and its next full album, Weapons of Grass Construction, was released in 2010. Through their music, The DePue Brothers are continuing to give real meaning to the phrase “progressive bluegrass.”

The brothers have been credited as being the founders of the term “grassical music,” their unique blend of classical and American folk music.

“The brothers weave various musical styles to create a lively show that appeals to all ages,” Colosimo said.

For tickets, visit the Bromeley Theater box office at www.upb.pitt.edu/thearts/ or by calling 814-362-5113.

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