Rushad Eggleston is a hard man to pin down. First, the classically trained cellist found fame in the world of traditional string music. Then, Eggleston was drawn into another tradition: folk music. Fusing his technical precision with unabashed vernacular passion, Eggleston changed the cello world, revolutionizing many musicians' understanding of the instrument. Now, fans of Deliverance and Yo Yo Ma have a rare opportunity to see Eggleston in a suitably humble venue.
Sept. 27, Free workshop at 5 p.m., Concert at 7:30 p.m., $5-$15, North Madison Congregational Church, 1271 Durham Rd., Madison, (203) 421-3241, northmadisoncc.org.