Box Factory For the Arts
1101 Broad Street
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
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Join us for a night of guitar playing wonder with Aiden Schnell and Isaiah Gardham!

More about Aiden:

“Guitar wunderkind Aiden Schnell’s guitar playing is like Appalachian alchemy. In fact, I would not be surprised if you told me he has a dragon.” (Legendary Guitar sensei/ Berklee professor, Bobby Stanton)

Aiden Schnell grew up in Southwest Michigan playing Old-time and Folk music, spending much of his time studying both bluegrass and clawhammer banjo, mandolin, guitar, and vocal performance. 

Aiden has been involved in multiple community bands and professional projects including The Water Street Wranglers, who have performed at many theaters, festivals, and clubs throughout the midwest and east-coast. Aiden has also preformed  with banjo innovator Greg Liszt (Crooked Still) who he met while studying at the esteemed Berklee College of Music, where in the professional music major, he has spent his time refining his guitar proficiency and expanding his knowledge of American roots music. 

Aiden is currently teaching at Winchester Community School of Music and Passim School of Music,  and he is also working on a number of recording projects featuring some of his original music with The Water Street Wranglers, as well as his most recent EP release titled: Hayes Griffin & Aiden Schnell! 

More about Isaiah: 

Isaiah Gardham is a burgeoning flatpick guitar virtuoso situated in the Boston area. Hailing originally from South Carolina, he immersed himself in the local jam scene during his formative years. A recent alumnus of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Gardham honed his craft under the mentorship of renowned instructors, including Joe K Walsh, Bruce Molsky, and Greg Lizst.

His musical journey at Berklee led him to explore diverse styles, culminating in performances at esteemed events like IBMA Word of Bluegrass and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. Melding his passion for fiddle traditions, such as bluegrass and old-time, with avant-garde elements, Gardham draws inspiration from a wide spectrum of influential players in these traditions. His artistic mission is to dismantle musical boundaries and forge a profound connection with audiences through the expressive medium of the guitar. 



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