Spring Recital Taylor Ackley & the Deep Roots Ensemble

Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University 2032 Staller Center, Stony Brook, NY

I am honored to be the featured artist for the Spring Recital at the Staller Center for the Arts. We will be performing 3 of my compositions (Charlie's Lullaby & Charlies Tune- 2 pieces I composed for my Grandson Charlie Dileo) and one written while at Stony Brook University Hospital recovering from heart surgery). The ensemble is lead by the talented Taylor Ackley and is comprised of amazing Stony Brook University Music Graduate students. We'll be performing several of Taylor's songs and a couple Bill Monroe songs as well.

The Deep Roots Ensemble includes Cello, French Horn, Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, twin Fiddles, Strings Bass, mandolin and more. Taylor plays multiple instruments including guitar, 5 string banjo and mandolin.

It is so rewarding to hear my bluegrass mandolin compositions arranged for all these fantastic musicians!

It's shaping up to be a great night of music, I hope you can join us there!