SHANGHAI NEWGRASS PROJECT

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This international ensemble of musicians and friends met in Shanghai, China in the Spring of 2012 for a brief and busy 10-day run of consecutive performances organized by co-founders Tom Pang (mandolin and vocals from Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, CN) and Adam Brooks Dudding (guitar and vocals from Nashville, TN, USA).

Over that same period of time the ensemble also managed to record 20 songs in just 4 days with sound engineer Kim YongJun at Shanghai Acoustic Studio where they taught each other new songs, rehearsed the arrangements and recorded live, with everyone playing together in the same room, sometimes for the very first time.

The recording also features Charles Butler (acclaimed progressive banjo/dobro player, composer – Nashville, TN), Shun Hu (“Shunzi” acclaimed electric bassist – Shanghai, CN), Hanneke Cassel (award-winning folk violinist, composer – Boston, MA), Jasmine Chen (internationally acclaimed Jazz vocalist, lyricist – Shanghai, CN) and Geoff Henderson (acclaimed upright bassist – Nashville, TN).

Mixed and Mastered in Nashville, TN, USA in Winter 2013 at J-Studio by Kai Welch (Acclaimed instrumentalist and frequent Abigail Washburn collaborator) and Erick Jaskowiak (Award-Winning sound engineer and producer), this collection of 11 songs offers elements and combinations of American art-forms like bluegrass, country, blues and jazz along with unique twists of Chinese folk and pop songs including a fine example of Mongolian throat-singing.

PRI's story on Tom Pang

PRI’s story on Tom Pang

The Shanghai Newgrass Project - JZ Festival 2012 - Shanghai, China

The Shanghai Newgrass Project – JZ Festival 2012 – Shanghai, China

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Shanghai Daily Feature – August 1, 2013

Shanghai Daily _ 上海日报 -- English Window to China News1
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Live from Studio A:  Tom Pang & Adam Brooks Dudding - WCBE 90.5 Columbus, OHLive from Studio A: The Shanghai Newgrass Project co-founders — Tom Pang, Adam Brooks Dudding — Recorded live on June 30, 2014 at WCBE 90.5 FM in Columbus, Ohio, USA

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