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Rob Flax & Joshua McClain

  • Wu Wei Tea Temple 1820 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Fairfax, CA, 94930 United States (map)

Rob Flax is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Evanston, IL with a playful heart and an open mind. He has performed nationally and internationally with groups of many different styles, including opening for B.B. King and Tower of Power, playing viola and violin with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and YouTube star Jacob Collier, upright bass in an Argentine tango ensemble, mandolin and fiddle in various bluegrass bands, electric violin in several rock bands, collaborations with modern dancers, and more. As a composer Rob has written music for choreographers, film (including work on the soundtrack of James Franco’s film As I Lay Dying), and several original projects. Rob is a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory (M.M. 2012 – Contemporary Improvisation, Music In Education), and he currently lives in Boston, MA.

Based out of Oakland, CA Joshua McClain is best known for his unbridled solo cello performances which, using a looping pedal and effects processor, create intense, otherworldly soundscapes. His live show is passionate, astonishing, and simply transformative. Regarded as one of the top artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, McClain was voted Musician of the Year in San Francisco at the Raw Artist RAWAwards showcase in 2013. He has shared the stage with Thievery Corporation, Aj Croce, Over the Rhine, Blame Sally, Gordi, Dagmar, and others. 
Joshua's soundscapes are in the same vein as great filmic soundtracks - his playing is in the style of Sigur Ros, Zoe Keating, Andrew Bird, Mogwai, Kronos Quartet, and Dirty Three to name a few. Joshua has toured and performed extensively in North America as well as Germany, France, Japan, West Africa, and Argentina --

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