BOTMC Day 2: Molsky's Mountain Drifters, Anna & Elizabeth, Red Mountain Yellowhammers

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

BOTMC Day 2: Molsky's Mountain Drifters, Anna & Elizabeth, Red Mountain Yellowhammers

Friday, September 22nd

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22 ADV / $26 DOOR

ALSO AVAILABLE: Two-Day Passes ($40 ADV / $44 DOOR) for Berkeley Old Time Music Convention.

All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, a rollicking square dance, open cabaret, and the illustrious stringband contest in venues throughout Berkeley.
Molsky's Mountain Drifters
Molsky's Mountain Drifters
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters is Bruce Molsky’s new “power trio.” As Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in their American Roots Program, Bruce met virtuoso musicians Allison deGroot (banjo) and Stash Wyslouch (guitar), and formed a cross-generational band that brings a fresh approach to old-time music. Bruce is a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo and guitar) who has played in such legendary old-time bands as the Correctones, Big Hoedown and the Hellbenders; in collaborations with Mark Knopfler, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, Aly Bain, and Jerry Douglas. Allison has performed at major festivals with her own bands, the Goodbye Girls and Oh My Darling. Stash came to bluegrass (and then to old time music) from the punk-metal world, and has played at major festivals as a member of the Deadly Gentlemen.
Anna & Elizabeth
Anna & Elizabeth
Anna and Elizabeth bring their captivating mix of ballads, foot-stomping dance tunes, stories, and visual art to the BOTMC for the first time as a duo. Elizabeth LaPrelle, of Rural Retreat, Virginia, delighted BOTMC audiences at the Freight in 2009 with her solo performance; now, at the ripe old age of 29, she is acknowledged as the best Appalachian ballad singer of her generation. In 2011 she began performing with Anna Roberts-Gevalt, who lives in Vermont. They accompany their songs with stories, and illustrate them with “crankies”—intricate handmade picture-scrolls illustrating the songs, which they create using cut paper, shadow puppets, prints, and embroidered fabric.
Red Mountain Yellowhammers
Red Mountain Yellowhammers
Alabama’s Red Mountain Yellowhammers are known for their exuberant “wall-of-sound” dance music, with old-timey blues and early country songs, presented with lots of impromptu humor. Joyce Cauthen wrote the definitive history of Alabama old-time fiddling, With Fiddle and Well-Rosined Bow (University of Alabama Press, 1989.) The Cauthens have been visiting and collecting from older-generation Alabama fiddlers for more than 40 years. Band members are Jim Cauthen (fiddle), Joyce Cauthen (guitar), Phil Foster (mandolin), Jamie Finley (harmonica and banjo-uke), and Nancy Jackson (bass).