Traditional Instruments Reimagined: Matt Bryant and Holland Hopson
Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 6:30pm
UAB professor Matt Bryant and UA professor Holland Hopson both have radically reinterpreted their respective instruments: Bryant with the ukulele and Hopson with the banjo. Utilizing looping, sampling, and other electronic augmentations, both musicians have expanded the vocabulary of their instruments. They will play separate sets for their performance here.
In the spring of 2015 he was awarded first place in the statewide, Make Music Alabama songwriting competition hosted by the Alys Stephens Center. A prolific writer, he is always bringing new songs to the stage, whether it be a traditional venue, intimate house show, or festival.