Baroque violinist and Bluegrass fiddler Brandi Berry Benson’s “four-string acrobatics” and “indispensable skill” (TimeOut Chicago) have been praised as “bright”, “lively”, “pleasing” (Hyde Park Herald) “alert [and] outstanding” (Chicago Classical Review). This album, Silver Linings, is her first full album of all original music which was conceived during the global pandemic lockdown. While life had completely changed, Brandi used that time to sharpen her skills as a composer. Each composition points out a specific silver lining she embraced these past two years. The greatest silver lining of all was the carrying of and giving birth to her baby girl while she made this album. Joined by Stephanie Hunt on cello, this album includes a mix of Baroque and Bluegrass music in the form of suites, preludes, new fiddle tunes, and a Chickasaw suite based on the melodies of the Chickasaw Nation of which Brandi is a member.Join us for the album release show for their Silver Linings album!