Fiddler John Mailander (Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers) will stop by WTJU Thursday afternoon, May 13, at 4:30 edt (3:30 central) during Folk & Beyond to go track by track through the new John Mailander’s Forecast release, Look Closer.
John Mailander is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist who moves listeners in concert halls, festivals, and music camps at home and abroad. A sought-after performer, teacher, producer, and recording artist, John is known for his deeply rooted voice on the fiddle, mandolin, and other stringed instruments.
John is a member of Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers. He has toured and performed with some of the greatest names in the acoustic music world and beyond, including Billy Strings, Darol Anger, Molly Tuttle, Joy Williams, Sierra Hull, Jacob Jolliff, Tony Trischka, Ruth Moody, Col. Bruce Hampton, Joe K. Walsh, Peter Rowan, Lee Ann Womack, Missy Raines, Laurie Lewis, and John Reischman, to name a few. He was the featured fiddler for Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s musical, Bright Star, for its debut run in Poughkeepsie, New York.
A San Diego native, now based in Nashville, TN, John is an in-demand session musician. His debut solo album, Walking Distance, featuring an all-star cast of musicians from the New England acoustic music scene, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim. The process of recording his following album, 2019’s Forecast, led John to found a group of his own under the same name. John Mailander’s Forecast is now a continually evolving collective of improvisational musicians from the Nashville music community. Their newest album, Look Closer, was released May 7th, 2021.