Alone or with fellow musicians; guitar, fiddle, or banjo in hand, Bruce Molsky has been exploring traditional music from an astonishingly broad range of cultures over the past two decades – synthesizing them and refracting them through his own evolving sensibilities to the point where the sources of his inspiration transform themselves into a sound that is uniquely his. While most identified with traditional American old-time music, Molsky’s influences range from Appalachian soul to Delta blues; from the haunting modal strains of Irish music to the rhythmically nimble music of Eastern Europe.
Shedd patrons have had the pleasure of Molsky's presence several times over the past years, most recently at the Fiddlers 4 and Highland, Heath and Holler project. We're pleased to have him back. This visit he is joined by the phenomenal young Oregon musicians Tatiana & Alex Hargreaves.
Bruce Molsky will conduct a workshop from 3:30-5:00 pm on May 8th, the day of the concert. Tuition is $25, $20 for concert ticket holders.
Bruce has become known as one of the most influential traditional fiddlers of his generation. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune calls him "old-time music's answer to Ry Cooder - a commanding musician with a voracious appetite for traditional music styles."Bruce will offer an intensive 'hands-on' fiddle workshop. He'll be guiding a small group of fiddlers through the intricacies of playing in the old-time southern mountain style, which predates bluegrass, country western and many of the styles on commercial radio and television. Participants need not be advanced players. A small repertoire of tunes and the ability to learn short phrases of music by ear is recommended. Bring your fiddle, tape or disk recorder and the desire to learn a few fun tunes! Please sign up at The Shedd Institute Ticket Office.