Feb 18 House Concert: Molsky's Mountain Drifters

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Santa Cruz House Concerts

Jan 30, 2023, 5:59:10 PM1/30/23
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We are cautiously resuming our Downtowns Soundz indoor house concert series, with an outstanding lineup of artists in the coming months, starting with:

                          Saturday, Feb 18  7:00 PM
              Bruce Molsky & Molsky's Mountain Drifters

****  This show has already received some advanced reservations,  ****
         so please get your RSVP in soon if you want to come!

Details below.  The concert will be held indoors, with masks required.
Antigen testing the day of the show is recommended.

Suggested donation: $25/person sliding scale.
To reserve your spot, please email <Conc...@InstantHarmony.com>.
Be sure to include the total in your party.

Upcoming house concerts in our series:
   Thu, Mar 2:  Gangspil: Danish Traditional Music
   Thu, Mar 16: Windborne: Bold new a cappella traditions
   Wed, May 10: Jerry and the Wiseman Institute: traditional bluegrass

              Bruce Molsky & Molsky's Mountain Drifters
                          Saturday, Feb 18  7:00 PM

   Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters trio has been leading the current wave of
interest in old time mountain music with a distinctive and high-powered take on
southern old time tunes and songs. They also bring their collective voice to other
traditional styles. The result has great diversity, drawing many styles into a
common space that audiences love to be a part of.

Bruce Molsky: fiddle, vocals
    Bruce Molsky is widely recognized as one of the main exponents of
traditional American music today, and he has devoted much of his life to
playing and studying traditional fiddle and banjo music.  Bruce Molsky
transports audiences to another time and place, with his authentic
and personal interpretations of rarities from the Southern Appalachian
songbook and other musical traditions from around the globe. Best known
for his work on the fiddle, his banjo, guitar and distinctive, powerful vocals
also resonate with listeners. His combination of technical virtuosity and relaxed
conversational wit makes a concert hall feel like an intimate front porch

   Bruce's take on tradition has landed him in collaborations with some of the
world's most highly respected players from roots to rock. He is a special guest
on legendary rocker Mark Knopfler’s recent CD, “Tracker.” His 1865 Songs of
Hope & Home with Anonymous 4, was on Billboard’s top 10 for weeks. You can
see Bruce on the BBC TV “Transatlantic Sessions” with Aly Bain and Jerry
Douglas, and on “David Holt’s State of Music” on PBS. Along with Andy Irvine &
Donal Lunny, Bruce is a founding member of the supergroup Mozaik, with three

Allison de Groot: banjo, vocals
   A founding member of Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, Allison de Groot drills down
on her love for old-time and traditional music, and with a creative approach to the
banjo, and has formed her own sound – distinctive and full of personality. Her
collaborations with Tatiana Hargreaves, The Goodbye Girls and Nic Gareiss
provide spaces to explore the role and dimensions of clawhammer banjo.
She has performed at Newport Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Rockygrass,
Hardly Strictly, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Tønder Festival, and many others.
Her album with Tatiana Hargreaves won "Best Bluegrass Album" from the
Independent Music Awards and was nominated for 'Liner Notes of the Year'
at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards.

Reed Stutz: guitar, vocals
   The newest addition to the trio, Reed Stutz brings instrumental fluency and a
fresh, unique voice to string band music. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer,
he has performed around the country with musicians including Alice Gerrard &
Tatiana Hargreaves, Bella White, and Bruce & Allison, playing at festivals such as
Grey Fox, IBMA World of Bluegrass, Porch Pride, and Old Tone Roots Music
Festival. His mandolin playing and singing can be heard all over Bella White’s
acclaimed debut album “Just Like Leaving” on Rounder Records, and he appears
on Joe Troop’s album “Borrowed Time.”

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