Rough Cut Benefit Concert, July 20, 2018
Pat Chessell and Nolan Murray performing as “Rough Cut” for an Olympic Theatre Arts benefit concert. Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music, original Celtic, and a touch of “Americano” on Friday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.
A member of both Tiller’s Folly (recently headlined at the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts) and The Whiskey Minstrels, Nolan Murray has a long history as a multi-instrumentalist gun-for-hire who at an early age, parlayed an impressive list of championships into a touring/recording career that has spanned decades.
Throughout that time, he’s left his musical imprint with a long list of iconic performers including Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, John Fogerty ,The Irish Rovers, Randy Travis, John Cowan, Ricky Van Shelton, David Frizzell, Patricia Conroy, Gary Fjellgaard, Jess Lee, Funk Brother’s Bob Babbitt, Wrecking Crew’s Larry Knechtel.
Pat Chessell, called “a force to be reckoned with” by Catholine Butler at The Celtic Connection, has played all across Canada, throughout upstate New York, and in his ancestral homeland of Ireland. He was a feature act in the Irish Pavilion at the 2010 Winter Olympics and has opened for such acts as Jim Byrnes, Dehli 2 Dublin, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones, The Town Pants and more.