The Valley Hour is a live streamed intimate concert experience presented from Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY, featuring Grammy-nominated fiddler/guitarist/banjoist Bruce Molsky and internationally acclaimed Franco-American duo The Whispering Tree. Created, produced, and hosted by Americana duo Annalyse & Ryan, the show features Hudson Valley musical artists through their songs and stories. The Valley Hour seeks to support the Hudson Valley music community, providing a high quality outlet to connect musicians and listeners during coronavirus and beyond.
Georgia on our Minds Concert for Black Voters Matter
On Sunday, December 6th at 5:30 PM, PST, Olympia Indivisible invites you to Georgia on our MInds, a free 90-minute FaceBook livestream concert of American old-time and roots-based music to benefit Black Voters Matter's Georgia Senate runoff outreach campaign. The concert will feature two ensembles of rising young musicians from the Olympia, Washington region (The Sassafras Sisters; Dante and Eros Faulk) and two internationally-known professional artists: Bruce Molsky and Jake Blount. BVM's Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop campaign is reaching out to Black voters in rural Georgia ahead of two critical Senate run-off elections in January. The campaign includes a statewide outreach tour on the Blackest Bus in America, digital and radio advertisements, community events, and food giveaways that will inform and engage Georgia voters about the upcoming election and encourage them to use their voting power at the polls once again. This campaign is part of BVM’s core mission to expand Black voter engagement and build progressive power. The Georgia on our Minds concert is free and open to the public. Concert-goers will be able to donate online to BVM during the show. 100% of the concert proceeds will go to BVM’s Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop campaign. This FaceBook concert is accessible to anyone (no membership or Facebook account required to watch). Just click on the link below and refresh your browser window at 5:30PM, on Sunday December 6th, you'll see the live video appear! https://facebook.com/groups/quarantinehappyhourmusic Olympia Indivisible thanks the Quarantine Happy Hour for providing the venue for this the concert, Get Up in the Cool podcaster Cameron DeWhitt for emceeing, and the performers for donating their artistry.
12/12 @quarantinehappyhourmusic 8:30 EDT 5:30 PDT Fix a cocktail and let's have a party! Digging the tradition on this group of sending all donations to our local food banks- Join the group yakking it up in the comments!
Caffe Lena 4 wk Clawhammer Banjo Course w/ Bruce Molsky
Four Sat afternoon classes startng January. We’ll look at a couple of classic tunes and focus on the important elements, like phrasing and rhythm, and work on techniques such as pull-offs, drop thumbs and rolls. Solid time is the engine behind good banjo playing, and so we’ll come back to some of the right hand basics as well that give the drive we’re all looking for.
Caffè Lena 4 wk online Old Time Fiddle Course with Bruce Molsky
Four Sat afternoons in January. We’ll take a fun and intense hands-on approach in Bruce’s old time fiddle workshop. Tunes are taught a phrase at a time, first melody, then bowing, and then piecing things together. We'll dig into old-time music's unique phrasing, rhythm and syncopation, intonation, etc. The tune is the vehicle, so mostly we'll be playing! If enough folks are interested, we can also spend some time working on singing with the fiddle.