Kellie Allen and Pete Peterson have been harmonizing and making music together since 2000. They both enjoy deconstructing an old-time or early bluegrass song or tune from the original recording and turning it into their own music. Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains are both fiddlers, guitar-players, and singers who preserve and build upon the traditions of their home states of Texas and Kansas. The husband and wife duo are known for their distinct twin fiddling and close-knit vocal harmony. All are multi-instrumentalists steeped in musical tradition and dedicated to the preservation, performance, and sharing of old time music. [more info] [more info]
This live tribute to one of the most influential bands in bluegrass history features all-stars Mike Phipps on guitar, David Propst on mandolin, Lynwood Lunsford on banjo, Kyle Windbeck on upright bass and Darren Beachley on dobro. Vocally and musically, this ensemble puts its heart and soul into each performance. You’ll walk away in disbelief and awe at hearing the songs of the Country Gentlemen as you thought you’d never hear again. [more info]
Bill Evans is an internationally recognized five-string banjo life force. As a performer, teacher, writer and composer, he brings a deep knowledge, intense virtuosity and contagious passion to all things banjo, with thousands of music fans and banjo students from all over the world in a music career that now spans over thirty-five years. Alan Munde is one of the most highly respected and best-loved banjo players in the world. A master of both melodic and traditional Scruggs styles, Alan has played and taught music professionally for over 40 years. Munde gained fame as a member of Country Gazette and for his albums with Sam Bush and the Kentucky Colonels, as well his own highly influential solo albums. [video link]
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass. There is no hybrid or genre-bending music here. Their combination of instrumentation and vocals convey the energy and emotion of classic bluegrass and country music. Danny’s lead vocals will captivate your senses, so much so that many prominent musicians, including Alison Krauss, have considered Danny as one of their favorite singers. His voice combines powerful range and soulful blues with a sound like no one else in bluegrass today. [more info]
Masters of primitive bluegrass, The South Carolina Broadcasters are deeply rooted in the Appalachian musical tradition. Their unadorned instruments and three voices sing the songs of their homeland as only those who know and feel it can.
The band features David Sheppard (guitar, vocals), Ivy Sheppard (fiddle, banjo, vocals), and Tom Mindte (mandolin, vocals). Their razor-sharp harmonies, exceptional multi-instrumentation, and fabulous song selection will have listeners riveted to their seats.
October 5, 2023, at 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek 579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711 (near Paper Mill Road)
Since 1975, the Critton Hollow String Band tends a stable of songs from the first settlements of Appalachia to the best of contemporary American folk music. Joe Herrmann, Sam Herrmann and Joe Fallon combine precise instrumentation, melodic interplay, and three-part harmony to create a warm and engaging sound. Their songs express a range of experience that can make you laugh or cry. Their ballads tell stories of bad men and disappointed lovers. Their instrumentals will make you want to get up and dance or sit back and listen. In every case, the music is pure joy.
Celebrated bluegrass singers Johnny and Jeanette Williams (3-time SPBGMA Female Vocalist of the Year) have teamed up with returning bluegrass artist Jay Shelton. The band’s material is a variety of styles including original, classic country, gospel, blues, traditional and progressive bluegrass, and Americana. All are accomplished songwriters, and their original music is the focus of a new project that features the band’s infectious three-part harmony. Their set list will prominently feature this material plus favorites from previous releases.
* * * PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW VENUE * * * 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek 579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711 (near Paper Mill Road) More info: email@example.com, or (302) 321-6466
Tickets at the door: Public $20; Seniors $17; BFOTM Members $15; Students with ID $10; Ages 17 & under FREE!