The Gibson Brothers return to perform in concert at the Belleville Stage (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA). Advance tickets are available through mktix (http://ww1.mktix.com/page.php?wpage=organizations/organizationdetail.htm&Org=MKT-92&refererid=bc) or at the door. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the door; $10 under 18.
David Davis and the Warrior River Boys have been performing traditional bluegrass for over thirty years. An Alabama native and member of the Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, David Davis is the frontman for the group and is an accomplished practitioner of the Bill Monroe mandolin technique. Other members of the band include Robert Montgomery on banjo, Marty Hays on bass and vocals, Stan Wilemon on the guitar and singing lead and harmony vocals, and Phillip James who plays fiddle, guitar, mandolin and bass. “To give them their proper due, Davis albums should come leather-bound as is afforded the finest classic writing… Fresh, vibrant, and inventive, David and the Band have ideally captured their truly unique approach to bluegrass.” Donald Teplyske-The Lonesome Review. “Whether festivals, big city nightclubs, concert halls or local coffeehouses…frontman David Davis and the Warrior River Boys jam a big Bluegrass wallop into a concise package for today’s audiences…hard-charging energy that makes it stand out from the pack” Bluegrass Unlimited.
Since forming in 2009, Nashville- based string band Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic live act comprising of some of the finest players in bluegrass, Americana and beyond. Each member brings distinct elements that make Della Mae such a beloved band. Together they have a completely original style: sensitive yet assertive, intense yet playful, steeped in tradition yet undeniably current. Versatile instrumentalists and vocalists, they draw from a bottomless well of roots influences to create a vibrant original music that conveys expansive musical vision. With timeless lyrical truth-telling and an unmistakably contemporary sensibility, they stand alongside such roots-conscious acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, the Lumineers and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Della Mae is composed of Celia Woodsmith (vocals, guitar), Kimber Ludiker (fiddle, vocals), Jenni Lyn Gardner (mandolin, vocals), Courtney Hartman (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Zoe Guigueno (bass, vocals). “smart and assured, a continuation of the band’s penchant for blurring the lines between bluegrass, folk, soul, and old-time traditions”- The Boston Globe “never failing to deliver punch, soul and emotion in equal measure_ rootsy, prayerful, spiritual almost-a statement of purpose and direction”- Pop Matters “arresting, defiant”-NPR