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Grammy-winning Acoustic Musicians Tingstad & Rumbel Perform Intimate Show

Grammy-winning Acoustic Musicians Tingstad & Rumbel Perform Intimate Show at Soka Performing Arts Center


Aliso Viejo, CA – Grammy Award winners Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel perform at Soka Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8 p.m. Single tickets are $30 for adults; and $26 for students, seniors and active military families. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $25 each. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 949-480-4ART (4278).

For more than 30 years together, Tingstad and Rumbel have performed, toured and recorded a musical blend of Americana fingerstyle guitar, double reeds and the ocarina. With 19 albums to their credit, they travel to as many as 50 concert venues a year, as musicians and friends who love making music.

Tingstad and Rumbel began their collaboration in 1985 with their debut album, “The Gift,” which quickly became a holiday classic. The next 20 years saw countless reviews in the New York Times, the Washington Post and Billboard, as well as number one debuts on radio charts. In 1998 “American Acoustic” was honored as Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year by New Age Voice radio. In 2003 they won the Grammy Award for best New Age Album for “Acoustic Garden.”

Tingstad grew up in Seattle and attended Western Washington University where he was trained in the Segovian classic guitar tradition. He is a product of influences like Led Zeppelin, Hawaiian slack-key guitar, Ravi Shankar and Martin Denny. In 2007 Tingstad recorded “Southwest,” an instrumental album inspired by the landscapes of the American Southwest region for which he received a Grammy nomination.

Rumbel is a professional composer, recording artist, performer, and teacher. Her primary instruments are oboe, English horn, double wooden ocarinas, clay ocarinas and keyboards. Rumbel grew up in San Antonio, Texas and continued her musical education at Northwestern University where she became interested in ethnomusicology, improvisation and dance. She was a member of the Paul Winter Consort for several years prior to her move to the Pacific Northwest.