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Welsh and Glegg performing May 31

Stephanie Glegg and John Welsh make up Rhythm and Cello. - Submitted photo
Stephanie Glegg and John Welsh make up Rhythm and Cello.
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Rhythm and Cello is a live music duo that blends acoustic guitar, cello and vocals and will be coming to Abbotsford May 31.

The group will be the third installment of the Envision Financial Coffee House concert series.

John Welsh and Stephanie Glegg of Los Amigos have branched out from the high-energy fanfare of their six-piece band to create a unique sound that combines the richness of cello with acoustic rhythms from a variety of genres. Original songs showcase a combination of folk, reggae and Latin styles to satisfy both their fan following and first-time listeners alike.

Welsh grew up listening to the vocal harmonies of 1960s artists such as Simon and Garfunkel and the Beatles. He got his musical inspiration while living in Guatemala where he was influenced by the lively rhythms and sounds of Latin America. Welsh also studied reggae with several Latin American guitarists and began looking for local musicians who shared his vision of bringing world music to a more mainstream audience.

Glegg is a classically trained cellist. She plays a cello made in Austria in 1752. She has toured across Canada with Celtic rock band Shoofly from Victoria, B.C. to St. John's, N.L. and has extensive experience performing both classical and popular songs.

For more information, including the concert schedule, call 604-852-9358, send an email to info@abbotsfordartscouncil.com, or visit abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

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