The Goat Rodeo Sessions: Yo-Yo Ma + Stuart Duncan + Edgar Meyer + Chris Thile
Event Info: (847) 266-5100 ravinia.org
Fusion has a somewhat deserved bad rap. A mish-mash of two musical styles tends to not really satisfy fans of either genre. Which is what makes this quartet such a wonderful, winning success. An inspired blend of the bluegrass and classical worlds, the four reknowned musicians (combined with vocalist Aoife O'Donovan) won the Best Folk Album Grammy for 2011's The Goat Rodeo Sessions. It's a quick-footed album of jumping Appalachia, with a welcome dose of grace not typically found in barnstormin' pickin'.