A somewhat unlikely but brilliant pairing; mandolin virtuoso Andy Statman from Brooklyn, and guitar whiz Jake Eddy from West Virginia. Statman is a legend on both mandolin and clarinet, playing bluegrass and klezmer. He has played with everyone from Ricky Skaggs to Itzhak Perlman, and is highly esteemed in both worlds. Jake Eddy started out playing banjo with the legendary Melvin Goins. He's currently guitarist with the Becky Buller Band, when not touring his own group. Jake's younger brother Carter Eddy is developing a well- earned reputation as a fantastic bassist, and harmony singer too. When players of this caliber get together, who knows what they'll come up with? The sky's the limit, but great music is guaranteed!
Banjo player, singer, songwriter, percussive-dancer, choreographer and square-dance caller, Evie Ladin has always been surrounded by music – credit to her upbringing as daughter of an international folk dance teacher, and an old-time folk music devotee, she grew up thinking that playing music, dancing, singing with others was what people do. Though entrenched in the traditional cultural arts of Appalachia, her home was in New York City, Baltimore, now Oakland – in cities, not mountains. But tradition bearers came through and played in her living room, with weekends spent at music festivals and house parties. Evie’s performances, recordings and teaching reconnect Appalachian music/dance with other African-Diaspora traditions, and have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Lincoln Center, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Celtic Connections. Evie tours internationally with Keith Terry and her Evie Ladin Band; and has produced numerous albums and instructional DVDs. Writing clever, engaging songs, for her neo-trad kinetic roots band with Keith Terry & Erik Pearson, in 2019 they released two CDs: the band’s fourth album of adventurous originals, Caught On A Wire, and Riding the Rooster, totally traditional, raging fiddle/banjo duets, quickly followed by a 2020 EP of favorite cover songs Playing Our Hand. In the percussive dance world, Evie directs the moving choir MoToR/dance for live performance and award winning dance films Ain’t No Grave and The Storm, is Executive Director, artist and choreographer with the International Body Music Festival, and an ace freestyle flatfooter. She is a 2020 Jubilation Fellow, awarded to artists with an exceptional talent for bringing joy to people through music and movement. In the traditional music world, Evie calls rowdy community square dances, and teaches clawhammer banjo, old time harmony singing and more. An … Read More »
Join us on Saturday June 18 for our eagerly anticipated outdoor Cookout and Concert at the Quincy Point Congregational Church, 444 Washington St. Dinner starts at 6 pm. Music starts at 7 pm. Rain date Sun June 19. Special discounts for families of 4 or more. Children under 5 are free! Proceeds benefit Interfaith Social Services and World Central Kitchen-Ukraine
New Bedford, MA –The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is pleased to present the 25th New Bedford Folk Festival with a special line-up in honor of its silver anniversary on Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10, 2022. After a two-year delay due to the pandemic, the festival returns with a lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music. To celebrate this musical milestone the festival has invited folk music legend Tom Rush, folk, jazz, and pop songstress Susan Werner, cutting edge Celtic band RUNA, Grammy nominated old time and American roots fiddlers Bruce Molsky and Tony Trischka called ”the father of modern bluegrass" by the New York Times, Native Americana blues master Cary Morin, singer-songwriters Cheryl Wheeler, Garnet Rogers, Catie Curtis and John Gorka called “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement” by Rolling Stone, award winning French-Canadian group Musique à bouches and many more
Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Their show is as diverse as their upbringing, with soaring harmonies and heartfelt songwriting, seamlessly combining original bluegrass, klezmer, old-time and folk. Their band includes Bennett Sullivan on banjo and Nate Sabat on bass. Outdoor concert, bring a chair, refreshments, and maybe a picnic supper.
Join Southern Rail for our annual Fresh Strawberry Concert at the Historic Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA The concert is outdoors under a huge tent. Fresh strawberry shortcake will be served during intermission! And if you'd like to come early for dinner, the Wayside Inn offers a sumptuous menu with a discounted price for dinner plus concert. Go to https://www.wayside.org/events/strawberry-concerts-2/ for more details.
The weekly Tuftonboro Country, Bluegrass & Gospel Music Jam Session continues at the historic Old White Church of Center Tuftonboro every Tuesday from 6:30 until about 9:30 pm. Fans of country, bluegrass and gospel music are invited to enjoy an evening of music. There is no admission charge, a donation is requested to help cover operational expenses. The Church is located on Route 109A, just across from the Tuftonboro General Store & Post Office. Everyone is invited to attend the jam session while enjoying cookies and a cup of coffee. For more info call Joe at 569-3861.
Acoustic bluegrass jam. All levels and abilities welcome.