w/special guest Freewheel Trio
Rogers Hall, 4th and High Street, Lyons CO
8pm concert, doors 7 pm
Fiddle workshop 12-2 pm
Bruce Molsky is “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and a twice-Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song. He has dug into the deepest reaches of mountain music, while growing his own unique voice. Bruce holds a stage as few other musicians can. His skill at performing a deep and varied repertoire and a reverence for the past, combined with a relaxed, conversational wit, draws listeners in as if they were sitting on the front porch of Carnegie Hall.The result has landed him in collaborations with some of the most highly respected players in the world, from roots to rock.
Molsky is a guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler’s latest CD, Tracker, playing banjo, fiddle and guitar. His collaboration with Anonymous 4, 1865 – Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks. Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like Andy Irvin?e?’s Mozaik, with Celtic giant Donal Lunny, and he has been featured on BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions singing with Joan Osborne, Julie Fowlis and fiddling with Scottish legend Aly Bain and America’s great dobroist Jerry Douglas.
"Bruce Molsky is one of those great players who 'gets it': has all the links to the past but is happy not to be chained to it" - Mark Knopfler
Molksy understands the humble genius of traditional music: it's real people's music, the honest expression of life as we all live it. You don't master that by imitating others, or by trying to live in other people's worlds. You master it by being your self; and at that profoundly simple and profoundly difficult musical art, Molsky is truly old-time's master craftsman. Molsky was recently named by Berklee College of Music as its Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Music Program. Through his work there, he is a mentor, friend, and inspiration for the next generation of roots musicians.
Opening the evening is The Freewheel Trio, a contemporary string band based out of Denver, Colorado with Joe D'Esposito on violin, Mike Robinson on guitar, and Andrew Ryan on bass. Through shared experiences in the bluegrass, old-time, classical, and American jazz traditions, The Freewheel Trio approaches both original and traditional music with the weight of this varied musical background behind their creative process. The trio is committed to versatility, both in their approaches to the performance of their instruments, and with the musical traditions they explore as a group. This versatility fosters a close connection with audiences and a unique style from a familiar instrumentation.
Concert is SOLD OUT!