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    In 1927, the first country music records were cut in Bristol TN/VA by ordinary people with ordinary stories with the courage to create. Now almost 100 years later in the same town, Bristol Lightning is born celebrating the American stories of today. From Aaron Copland to American roots music to the blues, bluegrass and beyond, Bristol Lightning's live shows take the audience on a high-energy adventure of bluegrass cello and mandolin, blues guitars, tap dance and storytelling. They weave a powerful and poignant tapestry of the true creativity and resilience of the American spirit.

    Bristol Lightning is the baby of cellist Dave Eggar. He's the student of the great American composer Aaron Copland and the legendary cellist Yo Yo Ma. Eggar ahs performed, recorded and arranged for artists across all genres, including Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Coldplay, Frank Ocean, John Legend, Evanescence, Foreigner, Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli to name just a few. He is a five-time Grammy nominated artist/composer, has scored multiple films and regularly performs in the classical and American roots music worlds. Dave has team up with two-time Grammy nominee guitarist Phil Faconti (Norah Jones, Foreigner) and celebrated Bristol locals Blake Collins (mandolin) and his sister Jamie Collins (bass, vocals) to form Bristol Lightning. 

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