Just thought it might be nice to have a new recording this year -- as it turns out, there are now three...
The first one is just out - a year in the making, “Can’t Stay Here This a-Way” is a DVD/CD set from David Bragger’s wonderful Tiki Parlour series. Not a studio recording at all in the traditional sense, I showed up at David’s with just some rough ideas and music rattling around in my head. He planted me in front of the camera, and I just ‘went.’ One tune led to the next; there are some old favorites and also some new developments. The Old Time Tiki Parlour beautiful, quirky aesthetic is all over every aspect of the package. And there are some nice historical embellishments to my own notes by the scholarly Chris Berry. It’s now available on our website store! And the first Review:
These are sublime examples of Bruce singing while playing fiddle... Molsky is a master of blending his voice and intricate fiddle playing. There are no shortage of phenomenal fiddle tunes on this recording... Bruce displays his guitar mastery [and] superb banjo playing. Folkworks.org
Sneak peek from the recording with Arto Järvelä and Ånon Egeland
And then there was the one that wasn’t planned at all . . . I was at the Rauland Winter Festival in Norway this past February with Arto Järvelä and Ånon Egeland. The plan was to play a few shows together, share some music and a good visit. And somehow we ended up with that, plus a couple of days in the recording studio where we put down some track and then we added live performances done in Oslo later that week. It was magic playing with those guys. Coming June 23!
And THEN Molsky’s Mountain Drifters -- Allison de Groot, Stash Wyslouch and me. The new CD is recorded, and will be out in mid-July. We love playing together, and love where this is going!
In the meantime, I'm in England and Scotland for solo shows in some of my very favorite spots. It’ll be great to see old friends at The Old Queens Head in Islington, and also explore some new places like Kingskerswell in Devon. And then up into the Scottish Highlands for some fresh air and maybe a dram or three.
Summer camp and festival season will be firing up shortly, too - check the tour page for for all the goings on - I hope to see you out there.
Here’s to being swamped! Warm wishes, Bruce
p.s. If you haven't been able to get into my other workshops, you might take a look at: Berklee’s Global String Intensive - there will be an incredible palette of bow-based styles, from folk and bluegrass to jazz, classical, middle eastern music and everything in between. It’s been life-changing for me to be part of the Berklee community, and this event is really a confluence of many of the things that make it a great place to study.