A special Leonard Lopate at Large today, as Andy Statman and Larry Eagle perform some material live from their recent release “Monroe Bus,” paying homage to bluegrass legend Bill Monroe.
A Grammy nominee and recipient of grants from the NEA Fellowship and NY Council of the Arts, Andy has been the subject of features in The New York Times, NY Post, NY Daily News, Billboard, Rolling Stone, NPR, BBC, CNN, CBS, Village Voice and DownBeat and has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Met, as well as at major concert halls and festivals throughout the US, Europe, Canada, Japan and Israel.
Percussionist Larry Eagle is a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s Sessions Band. Their album “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions” received a 2007 Grammy Award in the category of traditional folk music. He has also recorded with Odetta and John Legend.