A few years ago, Fiddlers Crossing presented Scotland’s Battlefield Band in the BeeKay Theatre to a wildly enthusiastic full house. On Friday, April 4, two of the band’s members will be returning as a duo. Both musicians are giants in the Scottish music scene. Alan Reid, one of Battlefield’s founders and its keyboard player for 40 years, will be joined by Dutch-born Rob van Sante, the band’s sound engineer for 13 years and considered its “fifth member.” Before joining Battlefield, van Sante had worked with some of the top British folk and jazz artists, including Kate Rusby, John McCusker, and Gordon Tyrrall.
Playing guitars and keyboards, the two will present an evening of old and new Scottish music, featuring many of Reid’s lyrical songs that are steeped in history and storytelling, and rich in melody. Van Sante compliments Reid’s accordion and keyboard playing with virtuosic open-tuned guitar work.
Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 East F Street at Robinson Street, in Downtown Tehachapi. Tickets may be purchased next door at Mountain Music, Tehachapi Treasure Trove, Tehachapi Furniture in Old Town, and Lucky’s Barbershop, or with a credit card by calling 661-823-9994. Tickets to the concert are $20, and as always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30p.m.