Randy Sabien is a bluesy, rockin’, swingin’, funky, jazz violinist. With an intensely rhythmic, vibrant and inventive style, he has captivated audiences worldwide, playing with scores of bands and musicians of all stripes. Sabien’s own compositions developed as jazz for violin. Inspired by the 1930s Western swing music of Bob Wills, Sabien plugged the idea of multiple fiddles into be-bop, blues-rock and more. Fueled by a four-piece rhythm section, the band pays homage to the history of America Roots string playing while stretching beyond contemporary conventions.
Enjoy free pre-show entertainment in the Janesville Performing Arts Center Gallery from 6pm – 7pm with Old Farm Dog. Listen to the journey of two lifelong friends as they explore bluegrass traditions from a unique perspective. Kick off the night with tight harmonies, blazing instrumentals and references to themes of Americana. A cash bar is available along with BBQ sandwiches from Famous Dave’s.