On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m., legendary “world fusion” pioneers Ancient Future will return to the Kentucky Mine Amphitheater and perform the final concert of the 2019 Summer Concert Series.
Celebrating 40 years of being an ever-evolving musical ensemble, Ancient Future has performed over a thousand concerts throughout the world and has graced many stages including Carnegie Hall, The Great American Music Hall, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Yoshi’s and the Sangeethan Indian Concert Series in St. Louis. Ancient Future has been in the “music festival scene” for many years and performed on numerous radio and television productions, as well.
Founded and led by scalloped fretboard guitarist Matthew Montfort, Ancient Future was at the forefront of the “world fusion” movement that sought to create music that blended exhilarating rhythms and sounds from around the globe with the “western” sensibilities of jazz and rock and Americana.
Over the years, Ancient Future has grown to become a large chamber ensemble of more than 30 members, all of whom are incredibly talented and represent musical offerings from numerous countries and regions of the world.
Ancient Future also is often composed of dozens of smaller combos and will perform at the Mine as a trio. Montfort will be joined on stage by virtuoso keyboardist Doug McKeehan and Indian tabla phenomenon Aditya Kalyanpur. Montfort and McKeehan have played hundreds of concerts together with master musicians from many different traditions and Kalyanpur is renowned for his percussive prowess and ability to excite and fire up an audience. The trio’s up-tempo program will be an exhilarating and improvisatory take on Ancient Future’s broad repertoire.
Tickets for the show can be purchased online at www.sierracountyhistory.org. ($22) or at the gate ($25). There will not be a pre-concert BBQ for this event, but guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages to the show.
Further information and questions can be directed to Chris Stockdale at 862-1076.