Nash the Slash

Nash the Slash (born Jeff Plewman on 26 March 1948) is a Canadian musician. Though a multi-instrumentalist, he is known primarily for playing electric violin and mandolin, as well as harmonica, keyboards, glockenspiel, and other instruments (sometimes described as "devices" on album notes). Nash worked as a solo artist beginning in 1975, then founded the progressive rock band FM in 1976. After it recorded one album, he left in 1977 to resume his solo career, which he relaunched in February 1978. (It was not until after Nash's departure that the album became widely issued and promoted, eventually charting and receiving a gold record award.) He later rejoined FM from 1983 to 1996, concurrent with his solo work which continues to the present day. Nash's music covers a wide range, varying from instrumental mood-setting music to rock and pop music with vocals. In addition to giving concert performances, he has composed and performed soundtrack music for silent films, presenting these works live in movie theatres to accompany screenings of the films.


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