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Che Apalache – Latin Bluegrass October 18 @ 7:00 pm

Gesa Power House Theatre presents Che Apalache in concert on Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.

“This blend of Appalachian and Latin music took me completely off guard and won me over instantly, This is a band to watch!”
– Bela Fleck

Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010. While patiently carving out a niche in the local music scene, Joe taught bluegrass and old-time music for a living. That’s how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar) and Martin Bobrik (mandolin), his most dedicated students. They quickly became picking buddies and in 2013 decided to hit the stage.

Che Apalache began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repertoire. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives. Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, their debut album, “Latingrass,” is a testament to a powerful cultural and musical exchange.

In 2017 the band received grants from the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to tour the United States. Everywhere they went on their five-week ramble, they were met with enthusiasm and praise. At the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV they were awarded first place in the Neo-Traditional band competition. The momentum is growing for Che Apalache, and the future looks promising in both South and North America.

Reserved seating tickets ($35-$30 Adults; $20 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Invite your friends and let them know you are going on Facebook!

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The 2019 Gesa Power House Theatre Season receives support from:

   Coldwell Banker First Realtors   Foundry Vineyards    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin logo

Courtyard Marriott, KAPP-KVEW TV, Inland Cellular

McCurley Integrity Toyota of Walla Walla, Northwest Public BroadcastingPacific Power


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