Appalachian fiddle tunes, songs and fun for the whole family!
The Mill River Rounders play with the living quality of Old Time and Americana music - washtub bass, banjo, guitar, and fiddle (if his bike endures the commute). There is an atmosphere of simple enjoyment that is pleasant in a somehow mischievous kind of way. They bring to life the recurring struggles, joys, and folly of the ordinary lives from the past which the rounders offer as a healing reminder that people are people, that life has always been a little wonky, and that there is still time to care and to laugh.
The True Levellers are a Lynn-based traditional folk, old time, country, and blues band featuring:
Katie Cohen (fiddle, flat footing, vocals)
Jon Feinberg (guitar, vocals)
Ben Baldwin (banjo, harmonica, vocals)
Stick around for The Crown Street Quarrymen at 3pm!
Taking a modern twist on American roots music, the Vinegar Flies blend traditional blues, country, old time, originals, and bluegrass into a snafu of contemporary music.
The Splinters, a bluegrass and old-time string band from Massachusetts, deliver a relentless groove to accompany their tight 3-part harmonies. Anne Rouillard (fiddle) brings the heat to her old-time influenced fiddle playing. J Johnson (mandolin) adds a jazzy flair to his breaks. Chris Reckling (guitar, banjo) picks solid rhythm and punchy leads on top of Garrett Wallace’s grooving bass fiddle. A Splinters set veers from straight ahead bluegrass to traditional fiddle tunes and back, with the occasional detour into a modern song. They released their first album as a quartet, “Grey Owl”, at the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival.
The Mill River Rounders play with the living quality of Old Time and Americana music. Washtub bass, banjo, guitar, and fiddle (if his bike endures the commute). When they get together, there is an atmosphere of simple enjoyment that is pleasant in a somehow mischievous kind of way. The banter and musicianship bring to life the recurring struggles, joys, and folly of the ordinary lives from the past. \
Despite the name, we are mostly the band Slow Boat Home, with a few extras. See more at slowboathome.com.
Fiddle tunes and songs about chickens and whiskey and murder- acoustic music right at home on the porch.
The Highland Drifters formed when the Highalnd Kitchen opened (Highland and Central, Somerville) as their Sunday bluegrass/country brunch band, and continue to play there every week during brunch. There is, after all, nothing quite like a bloody mary, some crispy pancakes, and a good fiddle tune.
The Highland Drifters are ready, willing, and able to play your wedding, party, or event with good humor and three-part harmonies. Specialties include old-time, bluegrass, classic country, and Texas swing.
The Drifters are:
Jess Fox - fiddle,
Eric Royer - banjo,
JimmyHank Williams - guitar.