Bruce Molsky, Thompsonia

Bruce Molsky

Thompsonia

Jubilee (on the Gallery Stage)

Wednesday, March 14th

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

$20 ADV / $24 DOOR (plus fees)

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

Bruce Molsky
Bruce Molsky
Grammy-nominated, and “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones), Bruce's take on tradition has landed him in collaborations with some of the world's most highly respected players from roots to rock. He is a special guest on legend rocker Mark Knopfler’s new CD, “Tracker.” His 1865 Songs of Hope & Home with Anonymous 4, was on Billboard’s top 10 for weeks​, the third record with ​​Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny’s supergroup Mozaik​ is in the works​, ​and you can see Bruce on the ​BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions​ Videos​ with Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas​,​​ and on “David Holt’s State of Music” airing nationally.​ ​​His new trio​,​ Molsky’s Mountain Drifters includes Allison de Groot on banjo and Stash Wyslouch on guitar​ and their new self-titled CD has been released to great acclaim.​ ​Berklee College of Music has made Bruce their Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Music Program where Bruce is the go-to guy for the next generation of roots musicians.

"Bruce 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

​"​The effortlessness and ease with which Bruce plays and sings has always been something I've deeply admired. It is a rarity to hear music that lacks ego and puts soulfulness and a respect for tradition at the forefront. Bruce is simply one of the greatest musicians there is, period." ​- Sarah Jarosz

"Love what you and the band have done with the song Bruce [Between the Wars]" — Billy Bragg

"An incredible power of history and tradition in his vocal" - Linda Ronstadt

"A mystical awareness of how to bring out the new in something that is old" - Mark O'Connor

"Molsky is easily one of the nation's most talented fiddlers...he transports you ... geographically, historically, and most of all emotionally" - Mother Jones

"It is no exaggeration to say that Bruce Molsky is one of the greatest American fiddlers of all time. His playing is mesmerizing and transporting, and best experienced live" - WBUR (Boston NPR)

"An absolute master" - No Depression

"One of the world's premier Appalachian-style fiddlers" - Bloomberg News
Thompsonia
Thompsonia
Thompsonia combines Eric & Suzy Thompson’s deep devotion to southern roots music with daughter Allegra’s fresh perspective, creating feel-good music that richochets between the rowdy and the sentimental, with an abundance of groove and a bit of a quirky edge. They are celebrating the release of their second CD, “Nothing But Rain”, an old-time romp ranging from epic ballads to red-hot ragtime to topical songs of the Depression (all too apt for 2018!) to blues harmonies. Suzy and Allegra’s genetically-matched vocals (dubbed “The Everly Sisters sound” by Geoff Muldaur) are featured, along with stellar lead playing from Eric on mandolin and guitar and Suzy’s fiery fiddling. In addition to the Cajun, blues and old-time music for which Eric and Suzy have long been acclaimed, the trio also performs witty originals alongside obscurities in styles ranging from rockabilly to hokum to Americana.

“Thompsonia makes the listener feel like the guest of honor at a party!”
Joe Newberry

“Thompsonia sounds like Hazel and Alice had joined forces with Memphis Minnie and recorded with Sam Phillips at Sun Studio.”
Dave Alvin

"effortless-sounding instrumental virtuosity, buoyant ensemble playing, soulful singing, and a sense of humor desperately needed in these grim times”
Derk Richardson, Peghead Nation

"A beautiful and colorful trip through the Thompsons' vast musical world, with the sense of joy and humor that always bubbles under everything they play!"
Bruce Molsky
Jubilee (on the Gallery Stage)
Jubilee (on the Gallery Stage)
Jubilee consists of some of the top young, acoustic musicians in California. Ranging in age from 11-15, they bring a fresh approach to traditional bluegrass and old-time tunes. As members of other bands, they have played at venues including CBA Father's Day Bluegrass Festival and the Freight and Salvage, as well as at IBMA​. They are also Freight & Salvage Fiddlekids alumni.

They have performed with:​ Alasdair Fraser and the Scottish Fiddlers​, ​jazz violinist Mads Tolling​, ​David Grisman ​Quin​tet's guitarist George Cole​,​ ​and sibling duo Tashina and Tristan Clarridge.​

Jubilee is Aerie Walker on cello, Tuki Walker on fiddle and vocals, Miles Quale on fiddle and vocals, and Teo Quale on mandolin and vocals.