Moonshine Holler with Special Guest, George Wilson
On Saturday, April 28th at 7:30 pm, Tompkins Corners Cultural Center presents Moonshine Holler, the husband and wife duet of Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof, along with special guest, George Wilson.
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Capturing the essence of American roots music: hillbilly blues, ballads and breakdowns, Carter family classics and jugband stompers, with knock-your-socks-off flatfoot dancing to boot, Paula and Bill, known for their musical prowess on more instruments than they can juggle (banjo, fiddle, guitar, Hawaiian guitar, harmonica, ukulele, kazoo), are two performers steeped in old time traditional music who have performed and taught across the country and abroad.
A multi-instrumentalist, Paula toured the US and Germany on banjo with old-time darlings "Uncle Earl" and teamed up with fiddle powerhouses Bruce Molsky and Brittany Haas (Crooked Still) for a tour of Sweden. Along with Bruce, she was also a member of the trio Jawbone featuring banjo innovator Tony Trischka and appears on Tony Trischkas CD Territory, winner of the 2009 Americana Awards. She has also recorded and performed with old time trios The Rhythm Rats (with Kenny Jackson and Whitt Mead) and The Haywire Gang (with Mac Benford and John Hoffmann). These days she also tickles the ivories and shares lead singing duties in the NE-based honky tonk combo Girl Howdy and fronts her own jukejoint swing combo The Twangbusters.
Bill is a founding member of the legendary Canebrake Rattlers, a NYC-based stringband known for their authentic 78 rpm sound. He has an acclaimed old-time CD Been on the Job Too Long recorded with Dave Rice and Joe LaRose as "The Cuyahogians". Between them, Paula and Bill have performed at many festivals including the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Alaska Folk Festival, the Wheatland Music Festival, MN OT and Bluegrass Festival, Bluff Country Gathering, Pinewoods Folk Music Week, Hillbilly Days in Pikeville, KY, and the Hudson Clearwater Revival. Additionally, they are sought-after traditional music teachers and have been staff instructors at Augusta (Elkins, WV) and Swannanoa (Asheville, NC) Old-Time Weeks, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Bluff Country Gathering and the Maryland Banjo Academy.
A talented, multi-instrumentalist and singer, George Wilson's repertoire samples a wide variety of traditional and folk styles. As a fiddler, he has over 500 tunes for dancing and listening tunes from New England, Quebec, Cape Breton, Scotland, Ireland and Shetland. His dynamic fiddling, strongly influenced by Cape Breton and French Canadian styles, has been popular with contra dancers and concert-goers since the late 1970s. Along with fiddling, George explores some of the roots of contemporary folk music by "visiting" some personalities of the past. Accompanying himself on the 5-string banjo, he sings songs of Uncle Dave Macon (of early Grand Ole Opry fame). He brings this colorful character to life through songs, stories and close representation of Uncle Dave's energetic banjo styles and antics. Another character George visits in concert is Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly), the source of some of America's best-loved folk songs. Leadbelly's gutsy, bluesy songs are accompanied by accurate re-creations of the guitar style of this African-American songster and "King of the 12-string guitar."
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (View)
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
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