Come on out to the Cooks' Barn and join us for an evening of the Bluegrass music in a very cool acoustic space. This is a lovely venue that the Cooks put together in their barn, and they've had many big-name acts asking to come back and play again! We'll be performing some of our standard songs but we have some new ones worked up for you as well, so don't miss it!
Newburyport's local movie theater, the Screening Room, is facing closure if they can't raise money to purchase digital projection equipment. Almost all movie companies have switched to digital and are no longer making 35 mm copies. Hence, we are doing a concert on October 5th and, along with some awesome local Americana bands, are donating our time to help raise this money - as are many others involved. Come out for a fun afternoon/evening to support a great cause!
We will be playing a 15-minute set following the banjo/fiddle contest while judges tally the final scores. Come for the entire day of fun activities in Lowell's beautiful National Historical Park, come for the contest, or just come for our performance @ 5:30pm! 34th Annual Banjo & Fiddle Contest Boarding House Park Contact: Marieke Slovin, 978-275-1784 Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705 The Banjo and Fiddle Contest at Lowell National Historical Park promises to provide an engaging venue for musicians and traditional music enthusiasts. We hope you will join us for this day of music, food, and family fun! Schedule of Events: 10:00am-12:00pm Informal jam sessions 10:00am-12:00pm Kids' Activity (while informal jam sessions are going on) Create your own creative musical instruments using recycled materials 11:00am-1:00pm Registration 12:00pm-5:30pm Banjo and Fiddle Contest 5:30pm-5:45pm Judges tally final scores; Performance by the Roots Music Review, Berklee College of Music (High Rock Mountain) 5:45pm-6:00pm Prizes awarded Follow this link for Contest Rules and Registration: https://prod.mkat.com/mktixrun/shared/mknporun?dir=mktix.MKT-16.LSMS-E34218&Event=LSMS-E34218&page=mk2eventregisterfrm.jsp The Lowell Banjo & Fiddle Contest is part of the Lowell Summer Music Series. Major support for this event is provided by the Lowell Festival Foundation and Lowell National Historical Park, which includes staff from Curatorial, Special Events, Maintenance, and Interpretation. Event website: http://www.nps.gov/lowe/parknews/33rd-annual-banjo-and-fiddle-contests.htm
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival—the award-winning, four-day, multi-stage music festival in New York's Catskill Mountains—announces its most exciting and eclectic lineup to date. A veritable "Who's Who of Bluegrass Music" in Oak Hill, NY, Grey Fox continues to stretch the musical envelope bringing a dazzling mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, old-time, jazz-grass, jam-grass, gypsy-jazz, Celtic, Cajun, zydeco, Americana and more to thousands of music fans who come from thirty-some states and over a dozen countries each year. This year's dates are Thursday, July 18 through Sunday July 21, 2013. Music officially kicks off Thursday at 3:00 p.m., but plenty of picking will be heard around the grounds beginning Wednesday, July 17 when camping gates open. We will be playing our set at the Creekside Stage at 12 noon as part of the Emerging Artist Showcases, sponsored by the Philadelphia Folk Festival and WFDU Radio. And if you're going to be around on Saturday, be sure to catch the Lonely Heartstring Band 24 hours later on the same stage also at 12 noon! Also of note are the many workshops going on at the Grass Roots Tent, such as... FRIDAY 11:00 Mandolin Workshop: Joe Walsh & Jenni Lyn Gardner 12:00 Banjo Workshop: Bill Keith and Ira Gitlin 1:00 Ludipalooza: Kimber and Dennis Ludiker 2:00 Improvization Workshop: Matt Glaser, Joe Walsh and Berklee Roads Show 3:00 Improv in Overdrive! Rushad Eggleston & Duncan Wickel 4:00 Tania Elizabeth Duo 5:00 ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass presents: Andy Hall / Dobro 6:00 Bluegrass Harmonies: Help! Where’s My Part...? Mary Maquire & Jeff Horton SATURDAY 11:30 A Musical Survey of Roots Fiddle Styles by Matt Glaser, Joe Walsh & Berklee Roots Road Show (90 mins.) 1:00 Where do songs come from? Anne & Pete Sibley 2:00 Banjo with former Bluegrass Boy, Bill Keith 3:00 Harmony Workshop: Finding Your Part (Part 2) Jeff Horton/Mary Maguire 4:00 Guitar Mania Michael Daves, Courtney Hartman & Tony Watt 5:00-6:30 Songwriters Forum: Nora Jane Struthers, Celia Woodsmith, Jim Gaudet, Laney Jones, Rushad Eggleston, Hosted by Mother Judge Hope to see you there!
This will be one concert in a series of mini-concerts held at the Providence Public Library in connection with a grant the Library has been awarded by NEH and the American Library Association. They will be screening a series of six documentaries entitled "America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway" on Monday evenings in May and June. The concert on the following Thursday will serve to illustrate and exemplify some of the music that the library's patrons will learn about in the films. For this concert on Thursday, June 20, our set will complement Session 4 on Country and Bluegrass following the showing of the film High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music on Monday, June 17.
Bio: HIGH ROCK MOUNTAIN plays mainly traditional bluegrass, with an emphasis on broken-hearted love songs and murder ballads featuring two- and three-part harmonies, with some originals and ripping instrumentals thrown in. We met at the beginning of the 2012 Fall semester at Berklee College of Music t...See Full Bio