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Old Time Bluegrass Singers @ Woods Hole Community Hall

When: Sun Apr 1st
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole

The Woods Hole Folk Music Society's 40th season will continue with a performance by the Old Time Bluegrass Singers. Admission is $15 with discounts for members, seniors, youth and children. Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6 PM. Doors open at 7:00 for the 7:30 concert.

The Old Time Bluegrass Singers play classic bluegrass with roots in country, old-time dance band and gospel music traditions, and are known for their slightly wacky onstage humor, as well as for their for their tight harmonies, soaring vocals, and driving instrumental style.

Today's Old Time Bluegrass Singers band came together in 2003. Along with Herb Applin on mandolin and fiddle are Dick Bowden on guitar, Lillian Fraker on bass, Robert Fraker on guitar and fiddle, and Terry McGill on banjo. All contribute vocals in the characteristic "stacking" of close harmonies.

The band is celebrating the release of their newest album, Plastic Heart. Like the original group, they specialize in old time country and traditional bluegrass, from Bill Monroe to Ralph Stanley, from Kitty Wells and Don Stover to the Louvin Brothers and the Carter Family, as well as gospel songs and the works of modern singers such as John Prine and Linda Thompson. Herb Applin was designated a pioneer by the International Bluegrass Music Museum for his work with the Lilly Brothers, Don Stover and Joe Val, contributing to the roots of bluegrass in New England.

The Woods Hole Folk Music Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enjoyment of folk music in all its forms. Concerts are generally held on the first and third Sunday of each month from October to May. They are made possible by support from its members, season subscribers, volunteers, and performers. More information is available at www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or by calling 508-540-0320.

 

 

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