the Irving Theater welcomes
The Brains Behind Pa
Saturday, April 26 | 8:00p | $10 (dos)
The Brains Behind Pa was formed in 2001 when the paths of
bluesman, Gordon Bonham and songwriter, Bill Price crossed. Formed as a side project, The Brains Behind Pa quickly became a
trio with the addition of Garry Bole. The material was originally Dylan-based, covering his songs plus those whom he
covered. The band expanded with the addition of Jeff Chapin on drums and Jeff Stone on bass.
The Brains Behind Pa play original music. They perform traditional songs with a certain essence and attempt to recreate
some of that same essence in their original work. It's music that embodies energy, integrity, wit and soul. Their CD
of traditional music Old Hat, received airplay on independent and college radio all across the US and in Europe. Their
most recent CD, Better For The Deal has fifteen original songs, and has also received a warm reception from independent
Delta Duo—JJ and Irina—is the sound of a National resonator slide guitar
coupled to a classical Russian violin accompaniment.
Russian violinist Irina Povarova was formally trained in classical violin at the Kazan musical conservatory in Tatarstan. She
has toured throughout Europe with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Radio and TV Company of Belarus, and more recently, she has
performed stateside with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and her chamber music quartet in venues across Central Indiana, including
Carmel’s new Palladium.
Bluesman guitarist JJ is a lecturer in creative writing and English composition at Indiana University in Indianapolis. He is
a devotee of early acoustic blues and brings his passion for these musical roots to each performance. He has performed on the
streets of Moscow as well as the United States. He has appeared in various Indianapolis clubs, bookstores, coffeehouses,
house parties, and outdoor music festivals, intent on carrying the acoustic blues tradition to all generations of music
lovers. JJ studied under the personal tutelage of world-renown artists Stefan Grossman, Woody Mann, and acoustic blues master