Just when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.
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The Ruckrich Duo is a collaboration of 15-year-old multi instrumentalist Django Ruckrich and his song-writing dad Phil. They began performing 11 years ago when Phil took his 4-year-old lead guitarist son to delight audiences at the Nevada City summer nights street fair.
Kyle Ledson Since age 3, Kyle Ledson has embraced acoustic music as his very best friend. He first picked up a fiddle from the free fiddle music lessons offered to the kids at the Strawberry Music Festival. Every morning we’d wait in line to sign up for a slot with an instructor. The Kid’s on Bluegrass program at the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival held by the California Bluegrass Association (CBA) was Kyle’s next exposure to kids playing instruments. This really inspired Kyle as he saw these teenagers really doing something with their music. Kyle participated in the Kid’s on Bluegrass program yearly hosted by Frank Sullivan and Kyle wrote a bluegrass song for the kids to play together called “Bluegrass Heart.” Mostly self taught, Kyle has learned the secret backroads of the fretboard and sharpened his flat picking skills to make the mandolin (and now guitar) sing. Kyle started writingRead More
Friday, April 23, 2021
FREE Broadcast Event | A long-tenured band from Nevada City, California, Golden Shoulders are known for their freewheeling mix of scrappy indie rock, power pop, and folk as well as a constantly fluctuating lineup which centers around the melodic songwriting of leader Adam Kline.
The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling”, and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 20 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard for fiddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.