Robin Bullock brings it all back home

Robin Bullock will perform in concert at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

After many years of living in France, acoustic finger-style guitar virtuoso Robin Bullock now calls Black Mountain home. However, the in-demand Bullock is often elsewhere, performing as a soloist or as an accompanist to major artists. His adopted home town will have the chance to hear him play in the intimate setting of White Horse Black Mountain at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.

Bullock, who plays guitar, mandolin and cittern, grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, a hotbed for bluegrass and Irish music. His early influences shaped a musical persona that successfully blends Celtic and American traditions. His impeccable tone, virtuosic technique and tasteful arrangements have put him on the road with folk legends like Janis Ian and Tom Paxton, and he’s played and recorded with a "Who’s Who" of acoustic artists as well a producing a catalog of acclaimed CDs under his own banner. His most recent recording is an ambitious interpretation for mandolin of J.S. Bach’s Suites 1-3 for Cello, and has received high critical praise for its tone, technique and musicianship.

Tickets are $12 advance and $15 door.