YES "THERE'S A BRIGHT SIDE SOMEWHERE"
#1 On the Folk Charts! Many many thanks to all the wonderful DJ's who work so hard listening and curating music coming from all directions to share their finds with listeners around the world. We, Molsky's Mountain Drifters are so delighted that our song, There's a Bright Side from our brand new album Closing The Gap (http://bit.ly/ClosingTheGap_CDBaby) was the top April #1 SONG on the FolkDJ Charts! (https://www.folkradio.org/Charts/FolkDJChartApril2019.html#songs) Here's the Bright Side Story. While on tour in Australia we were asked to lead a multicultural musical workshop at the wonderful Woodford Folk Festival, for all to join in a piece of music together. We wanted to present a musical setting that offered a spark of hope and optimism in troubled times, something both beautiful and accessible that could bridge across cultures. Bruce suggested one of his favorite songs from the great Reverend Gary Davis - ‘There’s a Bright Side Somewhere’ which we reworked from Reverend Davis’ very personal bluesy guitar rendition into a fiddle/banjo stringband with harmonies that everyone could sing along with. We love playing it and singing with everyone at the festival so much we made it our first track on our new CD "Closing the Gap" - and hope you'll join us along our UK CD release tour and sing along too! Thanks to Beehive Productions for the great video work & The Hoot for hosting us this Winter. Thanks to William Kennedy for spreading the word!Posted by Bruce Molsky on Thursday, May 9, 2019
Bruce Molsky @ Alasdair Fraser's Ceilidh in the Park
Bruce Molsky @ Berklee Global String Festival
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The showcase concert of the annual Berklee Global String Festival features Mimi Rabson’s Funkestra, Simon Shaheen’s Qantara Berklee, old-time legend Bruce Molsky, bluegrass wizard Darol Anger, and rising American roots star Brittany Karlson. Genres performed include Arabic fusion, rock, bluegrass, and American roots.
Bruce Molsky @ Rockport Celtic Festival- Exploring Celtic Roots and Branches 8/23-25