2020 Spring Concert Schedule

BFOTM Spring Concert Series Postponed
In the interest of public safety and in compliance with the State of Delaware's recently declared a State of Emergency to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, The Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music have decided to postpone our Spring Concert Series. We plan to reschedule the postponed concerts as soon as possible.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Big Medicine POSTPONED

Big Medicine

On Friday, April 3, 2020, the string band Big Medicine will perform a special reunion concert for the Brandywine Friends of Old-Time Music. Big Medicine gained its fame with old-time melodies and mountain harmonies, ancient ballads and archaic fiddle tunes, beautiful original songs, hollers, hymns, and a touch of early bluegrass music. One of the most influential old-time bands in the American traditional music scene since it was founded in 1999, Big Medicine went on hiatus a few years ago, but members of the band always kept open the possibility of making music.

The band released three critically albums, toured the world, collaborated with Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis and appeared on A Prairie Home Companion. Members of this award-winning band are some of the best-known and most exciting musicians on the traditional music scene: Kenny Jackson (fiddle, guitar, banjo, and vocals), Jim Collier (mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and vocals), Joe Newberry (banjo, guitar, and vocals), and Bobb Head (bass, guitar, banjo, and vocals)

The music that Big Medicine plays has remarkable power, nuance, and timeless appeal.  It is a balm for the modern maladies of the soul, and Kenny, Jim, Joe, and Bobb are looking forward to standing together on stage once more to share it with the Brandywine Friends audience.

8 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 420 Willa Road, Newark, Del. 19711

Tickets online now or at the door: Public $20; Seniors $17; BFOTM Members $15; Students with school ID $10; Ages 17 & under FREE!

More info: concerts@brandywinefriends.org, www.brandywinefriends.org, or (302) 321-646


Friday, April 24, 2020

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands POSTPONED

Laurie Lewis & the Right HandsTwo-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Laurie Lewis is an amazing singer, songwriter, and fiddler who has been impressing bluegrass crowds for over 30 years. She is one of the preeminent bluegrass and Americana artists of our time. Joining her are the Right Hands, comprised of long-time playing partner Tom Rozum (mandolin), bassist Andrew Conklin, fiddler Chad Manning, banjoist Patrick Sauber, and guitarist Scott Huffman.

8 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 420 Willa Road, Newark, Del. 19711

Tickets online now or at the door: Public $20; Seniors $17; BFOTM Members $15; Students with school ID $10; Ages 17 & under FREE!

More info: concerts@brandywinefriends.org, www.brandywinefriends.org, or (302) 321-6466

 


Also, details are available about the 49th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival on Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, 2020 at the Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown, NJ.

Tickets are on sale now.  Check out the festival web site at www.delawarevalleybluegrass.org for announcements!