Arts & Entertainment

Grammy winners back in Richland

Grammy winners Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel bring their blend of Americana, folk, jazz, New Age and Celtic sounds to the Tri-Cities on Jan. 24.

The Seattle-based duo have performed together for almost a quarter of a century having produced 11 albums together and performing more than 70 concerts a year.

Their album, Acoustic Garden earned them a Grammy for best New Age album in 2002. Tingstad also was nominated for a Grammy last year for his solo album Southwest.

Tingstad is a composer as well as a fingerstyle guitarist. Rumbel is an accomplished oboist and also plays English horn and ocarina.

They recorded their first album The Gift in 1985. And have since performed at prestigious concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York. The duo's new CD, titled Leap of Faith, is now in record stores, and the concert will feature music off that new album.

Also performing with Tingstad and Rumbel will be Garey Shelton on bass.

Tingstad and Rumbel's music reflects their love of nature and the beauty of the land. They are avid supporters of historic preservation.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. in the Battelle Auditorium, on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland.

Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets are available at Tri-City area Bookworm stores, the Octopus Garden, and REI in Kennewick.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;