The theaters are open today (1/20), but The Little Cafe is closed.
There is nothing like the musical synergy of a father and son duet. Fred and Alex Vine have been developing their unique sound since Alex was a young child. Americana (Blues, Folk, Rock and Jazz) and original compositions make up their diverse repertoire.
Fred Vine is one of the most well-known Blues singers and acoustic guitarists in Upstate NY. He's a master of Piedmont finger-style and Delta bottleneck slide guitar. In addition to being an outstanding traditional Blues player, Fred performs dazzling arrangements of Jazz, Ragtime and original tunes. In 2015, Fred was a featured artist in Geva Theater's presentation, "Journey to the Son: A Celebration of Son House", with John Mooney and recent Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductee Joe Beard. With a career spanning more than four decades, Fred has shared the stage with Muddy Waters, John Hammond Jr., Leon Russell, Dave Van Ronk and many others.
A multi-instrumentalist, Alex Vine plays guitar, bass, mandolin and percussion. He also writes his own songs and has a unique singing style. In addition to performing with his father, Alex is a student majoring in music performance at Monroe Community College studying classical and jazz guitar as well as music theory. Alex plays with the honors jazz combo under Professor John Nyerges. Alex is also a founding member of the blues rock group, Access Indigo as well as the hip-hop fusion group known as Pine Needle Soul.
Maybe it’s in the genes how their voices and musical visions blend so well. With easy wit and musicianship, they are sure to entertain.