Just hours after flying into Richmond, Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters played to an appreciative 125 students at Oregon Hill’s St. Andrew’s School before heading to In Your Ear Studios. Read about their visit with Richmond students »
That evening the band played to a sold out audience that included an amazing array of food as part of the before-show potluck buffet. Along with fine musicianship, guitarist Stash Wysllouch and banjo player Allison De Groot contributed amazing harmonies to fiddler Bruce Molsky’s vocals.
About Bruce Molsky and the Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
Introducing Bruce Molsky’s trio with Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch, Molsky’s Mountain Drifters.
Bruce Molsky is a self-described “street kid” from the Bronx who bailed on college and big city life for a cold-water cabin in Virginia in the 1970s. His mission? To soak up the passion that was dramatically upending his parent’s life plan for him – authentic Appalachian mountain music – at the feet of its legendary pioneers, old masters who are now long gone.
Today, Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered “multi-hyphenated career” ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music. For decades, he’s been a globetrotting performer and educator, a recording artist with an expansive discography including seven solo albums, well over a dozen collaborations and two Grammy-nominations. He’s also the classic “musician’s musician” – a man who’s received high praise from diverse fans and collaborators like Linda Ronstadt, Mark Knopfler, Celtic giants Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine, jazzer Bill Frisell and dobro master Jerry Douglas, a true country gentleman by way of the Big Apple aptly dubbed “the Rembrandt of Appalachian fiddlers” by virtuoso violinist and sometimes bandmate Darol Anger.
“Bruce Molsky 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
“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)
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