April 5, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Music at the Frist: The Twin Fiddles of Jenny Obert and Shad Cobb ~ An evening of Americana music

Cafe ~ FREE

  • Shadd Cobb and Jenny Obert

  • Jenny Obert. Photo by Michael Sheehan,

  • Shad Cobb and Jenny Obert

Tonight’s evening of music, created by multi-instrumentalists Jenny Obert and Shad Cobb, promises a broad array of traditional and original songs from the Americana canon.

Jenny Leigh Obert grew up in Alabama and Texas, and both states have inspired and influenced her development as a respected multi-genre fiddler, singer, and songwriter. Obert moved to northern Virginia in 2010, joining renowned banjo legend Bill Emerson (Country Gentlemen, Jimmy Martin, and the United States Navy’s Country Current band) for three albums as a member of his band, Sweet Dixie. Obert moved to Nashville in 2014 and has become an in-demand session player. In addition to writing, performing and recording, she is a sought-after teacher who coaches violin and fiddle students of all levels. She now performs regularly with Shad Cobb.

Shad Cobb grew up in Wisconsin and began playing the fiddle at age 13 with his family’s band. In 1995, he moved to Nashville and began recording with many of the city’s major artists, including the Osborne Brothers, Mike Snider, Marty Rabon and Shenandoah, Willie Nelson, and Steve Earle. Cobb’s intricate and soulful style is the result of absorbing the influences of some of the greatest fiddlers of the last 50 years, including Vassar Clements, Sam Bush, Art Stamper, Mark O’Connor, Kenny Baker and Byron Berline. Today, his widely acknowledged virtuosity places him in the highest echelon of the country's most accomplished fiddlers. Most recently, Cobb has been heard in the café in performance with David Grier, Missy Raines, and Mike Compton as the Helen Highwater String Band.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).


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