Jenna Moynihan is at the forefront of a new wave of acoustic music. Her work is heavily steeped in traditional Scottish music but also brings out influences from Appalachian old-time to jazz, creating a unique sound. Moynihan is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music and has performed with the Folk Arts Quartet, Atlantic Seaway, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, and alongside the Boston Pops and Hayley Westenra.
This concert has been canceled due to weather. Joe's Truck Stop: where the coffee's hot and the showers are free. You can usually find the band ripping apart old-time fiddle tunes, saying grace to their country heroes, and dishing out original songs to the dancing feet in the crowd. Their unique sound is characterized by bluegrass vocal harmonies and twin fiddle lines, driving Appalachian dance tunes, and lonely honky-tonk songs.
Ellie Buckland is a fiddler and a singer-songwriter from a musical family in the artistic community of rural Maine, where listening to, singing, performing, and absorbing music was an extensive part of her childhood. This background led her to Berklee College of Music, where she is currently in her fourth semester. She brings a spirit of joy and light to the stage, performing old folk songs, new Americana, and original songs in an acoustic roots style.
John Mailander and Molly Tuttle are individually renowned musicians currently studying at Berklee College of Music and joining together to perform their dynamic blend of original acoustic music. Together, Mailander and Tuttle create an honest and soulful mix of original and traditional music that respects the past while also looking toward the future of acoustic music. They have performed together at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, and the Summergrass Bluegrass Festival, as well as at many venues throughout Boston and California.
John Mailander is a San Diego–based musician in demand for his performance, instruction, and studio work. Playing in a variety of styles on the fiddle, mandolin, and various other stringed instruments, he has become known for his soulful approach as a soloist, improviser, and writer. Mailander has shared the stage with acclaimed artists such as the Alison Brown Quartet, Victor Wooten, Tony Trischka and Territory, Tim O’Brien, Christopher Guest, and Darol Anger. He regularly appears with Chris Stuart and Backcountry and in 2012 he released an instrumental EP with the Boston-based TriMountain Sessions.
With nearly two million viewers on YouTube, Molly Tuttle is making a name for herself in the acoustic music scene and has been featured in Bluegrass Now, Flatpicking Guitar, and Acoustic Guitar magazines. A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and an award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, in 2012 she won Best Female Vocalist and Best Guitar Player awards from the Northern California Bluegrass Society and first place in the prestigious MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. Tuttle has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and her active performance schedule has taken her to numerous festivals and venues across the United States and Canada, including the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the Strawberry Music Festival, and the Freight and Salvage.
Tuttle and Mailander, joined by classmate Matt Witler, perform Tuttle’s “You Didn’t Call My Name” in this video:
Bronwyn Keith‐Hynes is a Boston-based musician originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. Accepted on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at age 16, she graduated in 2013 with a diploma in Violin Performance. Keith-Hynes is fast gaining recognition for her fiddling across many genres, including bluegrass, Irish, Cape Breton, and old‐time music. Her playing, improvising, and writing is informed by four years of intense immersion in the Boston acoustic music scene and time spent studying traditional Irish and Cape Breton music before moving to Boston. While at Berklee, she studied with Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Matt Glaser, John McGann, Wes Corbett, and Mark Simos.
Keith-Hynes has performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts; The Inter‐Celtic Festival in Lorient, France; and the Freshgrass Bluegrass Festival, among others. She toured France in 2012 with the international Irish music and dance show Celtic Dances, and she has also performed with Tomaseen Foley’s Irish Times show alongside Grammy winner Bill Coulter. She performs regularly with artists from the Boston area, including Annalivia, Mark Kilianski and the Moonshine Ramblers, and George Clements and BB Bowness.
Jenna Moynihan and Neil Pearlman are at the forefront of a new wave of acoustic music. Though both heavily steeped in traditional Scottish music, they each bring outside influences from Appalchian old-time to jazz to their collaboration, helping to create their unique sound.
Called a "force to be reckoned with" (Brian O'Donovan, WGBH "Celtic Sojourn"), Pearlman performs with Alba's Edge, Party of Three, and alongside Ed Pearlman. Moynihan is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music and has performed with the Folk Arts Quartet, Atlantic Seaway, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, and alongside the Boston Pops and Hayley Westenra.
The Brooklyn-based string composers of the indie duo Charly & Margaux have a distinct style that combines baroque, East Asian folk, and blues. The eclectic flutists Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull of Flutronix navigate daring forms of popular, experimental, and contemporary classical music, along with electronic and digital effects.
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Violinist Jenna Moynihan presents a recital of fiddle music in traditional Scottish, American old-time, and various contemporary styles. The program will represent works by various roots musicians from many different genres.