A Two Old Friends performance will give you plaintive ballads and footstomping shout tunes; soaring mandolin solos, gospel sing alongs, traditional Irish tunes, and story-telling. There is truly something for everyone.
Mac and Hutch will be singing and playing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodran and the octave mandolin.
A one-of-a-kind folk musician: His prime instrument is the guitar, upon which he shines with intricate fingerstyle arrangements of anything from Tin Pan Alley tunes of the ’20s to fiddle tunes to his own music. He also plays concertina, piano, banjo, or sings acapella. He can be uproariously funny, contempletive, and powerfully emotional in the space of a few minutes. The man will capture your attention, and then your heart.
Every performance is surprisingly different and always entertaining, exciting and educational with the award-winning duo Atwater-Donnelly, who provide a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry.
Steve Schuch is an award-winning singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author, and composer. Classically trained on violin, his work spans Celtic Folk to chamber music, choral music, and beyond. Honors include a Grammy nomination, five fiddling championships, PBS soundtracks, and the Parents’ Choice Gold Award for his Trees of Life recording. Steve’s musical story, A Symphony of Whales, received five national book awards and was featured on NPR’s “Performance Today.” Beyond his solo work, he has performed and recorded with Windham Hill guitarist and producer Will Ackerman, folk legends Pete Seeger and Johnny Cunningham, and his own Celtic ensemble, The Night Heron Consort.
Opening Act: The Bible Hill Boys
The Bible Hill Boys are Mike Bradley and Chris O’Connor, both of whom live on Bible Hill Rd in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. They are two singer/songwriters who write and perform a broad spectrum of songs, from humorous to poignant, from political to songs of love and longing.
Blue Fox is a well-rounded entertainer who has performed at numerous venues throughout the country and currently lives in Vermont. In the 1980?s, Blue played almost everyplace that had street musicians (Boston, New York, New Orleans, Austin, San Francisco, etc.) In 1984 Blue moved to the Boston area and made his living playing in Harvard Square and clubs around the City. He was a regular at the blues jams and studied guitar with Paul Rishell. Blue currently performs kids/family shows, solo folk/blues shows, and shows with his band, Blue Fox & the Rockin’ Daddys.
Peter and Mary Alice Amidon are versatile and widely respected performing and teaching artists who for the past twenty years have dedicated themselves to traditional song, dance and storytelling.