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Winter Village Concert with Richie & Rosie and Michael Daves & Jacob Joliff
La Tourelle
Ithaca, NY
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Winter Village Concert with Richie & Rosie and Michael Daves & Jacob Joliff
Michael Daves & Jacob Jolliff

Heralded as a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene by the New York Times, Michael Daves has garnered attention for his work with Tony Trischka, Steve Martin, and Chris Thile, with whom he shares a Grammy nomination for their 2011 Nonesuch Records release "Sleep With One Eye Open."

Jacob Jolliff is one of the countrys premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists. His namesake solo project, The Jacob Jolliff Band, is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, which features a rotating quartet of some of the most virtuosic and innovative young pickers in the country. Jolliff is currently touring with Bela Fleck's My Bluegrass Heart and has also performed with Yonder Mountain String Band and Joy Kills Sorrow

As a duo, Daves and Jolliff use hard-core, traditional bluegrass songs as a jumping-off point for improvisation and spontaneous re-working of classic forms. Expect fiery picking and and high lonesome vocal harmonies.


Richie & Rosie

Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton grew up a 150 miles and few decades apart. While both were raised by professional cellist, Richie started playing banjo at 14 and Rosie began classical piano lessons at eight, eventually moving to classical viola as a teen. Both shared incredibly unique, musically-immersed childhoods: Richies family founded the iconic GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance (which he is now President of) and by her junior year of high school, Rosie was playing fiddle and touring with folk rock band The Mammals. During that time, the two were introduced at Saratoga Springs Flurry festival -- a meeting that would spark a fated friendship and unique musical bond.
He left an impression on me because he was wearing Converse. I had never seen an adult wear Converse before, said Rosie, reflecting back on the first time she shared the stage with Richie. As a Woodstock native, she graduated high school and decided to move to Ithaca after being drawn to the thriving old-time scene -- which happened to also be Richies stomping grounds. While studying viola at Ithaca College and playing fiddle on the side, Rosie started incorporating folk with her traditional Celtic and classical upbringing.

During Rosies freshman year, the two finally began touring together regionally as part of the Evil City String Band, where they were joined by bass player Ben Gould, Steve Selin on Fiddle (in addition to Rosie), and guitarist Paddy Burke. Eventually, they decided to pursue a more intimate project as a duo and in 2013, released Tractor Beam, a 12-track mix of originals and classics, including Townes Van Zandts If I Needed You and Say Darlin Say, a traditional lullaby. Being their first exclusive release as Richie and Rosie, the pair wanted to give fans a polished recording of the songs that they played live.

After three years of touring and writing, the duo returned to the studio to record their second full-length album, Nowhere in Time. The record finds itself at a junction of Americana, old-time, and folk, bringing a new sound to traditional music. Nowhere in Time gives fans a look inside the bands personal lives, with a variety of introspective lyrics. As two musicians in two very different parts of life, Richie and Rosie are proof of two things: the power and magic of two people making music, and that the universal messages that lie within their songs will remain timeless.

Location

La Tourelle (View)
1150 Danby Road (96B)
Ithaca, NY 14850
United States

Categories

Music > Americana
Music > Bluegrass

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Winter Village Music
On BPT Since: Aug 25, 2014
 
Rick Manning


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