Grammy nominated musician to perform in Freshwater
Grammy nominated musician Bruce Molsky will be in Freshwater, Conception Bay next week for a concert celebrating the fiddle, banjo and song traditions of Appalachia.
Considered by many to be “the premiere old-time fiddler in the world, great banjo player and fine singer,” Molsky is the “defining virtuoso of Appalachia’s folk music traditions,” according to Jeannie Hewson, who is bringing the musician to the province for the Freshwater show and workshops in St. John’s.
Singer Linda Ronstadt has been quoted as saying: “ There’s an incredible power of history and tradition in his vocals.”
Molsky performs both as a solo artist and member of various high powered groups, including the Grammy nominated Fiddlers Four, Mozaik, with Irish musicians Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny and Highland, Heath and Holler, with acclaimed Scottish fiddler Alasdair Frasier.
He has six solo recordings to his name, and his work has won an Indie award, a Swedish “Grammis” and he has been nominated for two Grammies.
He has toured worldwide and has been featured on radio and television.
Newfoundland musicians Gerry Strong, Wanda Crocker and Jean Hewson will open the Freshwater concert, which is set for 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19 at the United Church Hall.