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Brad Davidge

Born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Gander, Newfoundland, Brad was brought up in a musically rich environment.  Since graduating from St. Francis Xavier University with a first class honours degree in music, Brad has worked with many well-known East Coast artists, including Gordie Sampson; Bruce Guthro; Lennie Gallant; Mary Jane Lamond, Heather Rankin, and for eight years with Grammy nominated fiddler Natalie MacMaster. He has shared the stage with the likes of Faith Hill, Don Henley; Allison Krauss; Yo-Yo Ma; Michael McDonald; Bela Fleck and the Flecktones; Hayley Westenra; Rosanne Cash; Sam Bush; Mark O'Connor; Randy Bachman; Wynton Marsalis; and Jerry Douglas. He's performed at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl with the LA Philharmonic and Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops and has appeared on Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and ABC's New Years Eve Special with Peter Jennings.  Currently, Brad continues to work with many different artists in the Maritimes and abroad.

Anthony Rissesco is a versatile violin player and teacher who tours regularly with award-winning singer-songwriter Lennie Gallant and with roots-rock band Pogey. As a member of the neo-traditional trio Papilio, Anthony has garnered ECMA and Nova Scotia Music Awards nominations. He is also a member of the popular Halifax band The Gig Dogs. Anthony has played with Symphony Nova Scotia, Anne Murray, and Peggy Seeger.

 As a music student at Dalhousie University, Anthony studied classical violin under Phillippe Djokic. He has won fiddle competitions throughout Canada, including the Maritime Fiddle Championship. In 1990, he came third in the Canadian Open in Shelburne Ontario, and he was chosen to represent Nova Scotia at the Grand Masters Competition in Ottawa for six consecutive years.


Anthony Rissesco

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