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CD Release: World View PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Nix   
Friday, 31 October 2008
The Pioneer Consort,  releases first CD "World View." Here's what Joseph Marcello  wrote about World View: Thursday, July 17, 2008, The Recorder, Greenfield, MA  

"World View" is an apt and entirely accurate title for the trio's joint creation, but fails to fully capture the warmth, intimacy and funky elegance it delivers.  Even while offering itself as a sonic-scenic tour of diverse cultural and stylistic genres, the CD succeeds in establishing an idiosyncratic sound identity for the consort. Somehow, tango and Django, jazz and rag, Mozart and Bossa Nova all coalesce into a mutually admiring, mad-teaparty of plucked, picked, struck, and scraped sounds completely at home with one another. "World View" is now available here: Performances:

The Pioneer Consort, "World Chamber Music"

-The Pioneer Consort will performs music from the recently released "World View" CD plus Bach, Piazzolla, and some some swingin' Joe Vinuti and Eddie Lang.

Wed. Oct. 29, 12:15-12:45 pm

Mid-Week Music, all Souls Church, Unitarian-Universalist, Main Street, Greenfield, MA. Donations accepted.

Sun. Nov. 2, 4 pm  

The Art Complex Museum / 189 Alden Street / Box 2814 / Duxbury, MA 02331   Free!   

The Pioneer Consort will play music from it's first CD "World View"  in the beautiful atrium at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA. Please join us! Please visit the Pioneer Consort Website: Some video footage of our concert at Kimball Union Academy this past March:

Our new CD "World View" is now available here:

Michael Nix
- Michael Nix plays Banjar, Guitar, and Mandolin

Sun. Dec. 7 3 pm

Grafton Public Library Holiday Concert  Free!
Michael Nix will perform music from his CD "Barton Cove" for solo seven string Banjar, an instrument he has designed which combines elements of the five string banjo and the classical guitar.  He will also play music on the guitar and mandolin.

Barton Cove, Michael Nix's   CD  for solo seven string Banjar, is available through several internet venues.  This disc has been selling very well.  It's been played on a number of radio stations, and has been issued on an Oasis Sampler for wider radio distribution.  Order a copy today! CD Baby is the largest internet independent label distributor:

Elderly Instruments, which specializes in plucked strings:

You can download mp3's from DigStation: Nix

You can also send $15 for each disc and $2 for S&H to NixWorks, PO Box 400, Greenfield, MA, and we'll mail you a disc.  Let us know if you would like an autographed copy---a great gift idea!


 More information can be found at these websites:

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Michael Nix
Guitar,  Mandolin, and Banjar - A seven string banjo.
The Pioneer Consort
World Chamber Music

P.O. Box 400
Greenfield, MA 01302
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