Chicken Train— Saturday, June 30
A master of Appalachian mountain music, John Herrmann has played banjo for 50 years and traveled the world performing for more than thirty years. Equally adept on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, and guitar, he has recorded at least fifty records on labels such as Rounder, County, and Sugar Hill, and performed numerous times at the Smithsonian Folk Festival. Together he and North Carolina fiddler John Engle focus on the North Carolina fiddling style and on African-American folk songs that pre-date the strict blues form, from a time when music passed freely between black and white rural communities. For this performance, Chicken Train includes Meredith McIntosh, an amazing Kentucky guitarist, and local bassist Emily Mann, of Paper Wings and Crooked Jades. Here’s a link to the new CD.
Mads Tolling Duo–Friday, July 27
Amaranth Quartet–Friday, August 3
Aallotar–Saturday, August 4