The Cedar Presents
MOLSKY'S MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS with Adam Kiesling
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 / Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm
$22 Advance / $25 Day of show
This is a seated show. Tickets are available online, by phone, and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.
Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. Bruce’s previous collaborations, with Anonymous 4, 1865 – Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was released to rave reviews and was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks. He is also a special guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler’s latest CD, Tracker and is working on his 3rd album with Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny’s supergroup Mozaik. You can also hear Bruce on BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions singing with Joan Osborne, Julie Fowlis and fiddling with Scottish legend, Aly Bain and America’s great dobroist Jerry Douglas. Bruce is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program.
Allison de Groot combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music. With her own bands The Goodbye Girls and Oh My Darling, she has played Trafalgar Square in London, Newport Folk Festival, Stockholm Folk Festival the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Tønder Festival in Denmark. Like Bruce, Allison loves collaborating and bringing new ideas to old music, and brings a fresh approach to the trio.
Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass’ great young genre-bending pioneers. He got his start as a guitarist in metal bands before immersing himself in roots music as a member of The Deadly Gentlemen. Stash is a veteran festival performer, having played at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Rockygrass, Merlefest, Savannah Music Festival and others. Coming over from the punk-metal world, Stash brings great sensitivity and real emotion to the trio, plus some superb guitar and vocal chops.
Adam Kiesling started playing bass as a freshman in high school, and would hit as many of the local bluegrass jams in southeastern Wisconsin as he could. After moving to Minneapolis in the early 90s, he started playing guitar and soon fell under the sway of musicians like Norman Blake, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson, and the Reverend Gary Davis. In 2002 Adam joined the Twin Cities-based clogging group The Wild Goose Chase Cloggers as their guitar player, and really started playing old time string band music in earnest. Adam spent about eight years with the Cloggers, and was able to go with them to international dance festivals in England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Latvia. Adam also spent some time as the bass player for Pert Near Sandstone, a high energy string band based in Minneapolis, and traveled around the U.S. with them, playing at many festivals and clubs.
In 2012, Adam released a solo CD, "Unclouded Day," on Arabica Records. Featuring some of Adam's favorite old-time tunes and songs, the recording includes other Twin Cities musicians Dakota Dave Hull, Meghan Dudle, Liz Draper, Gary Powell, Colin Harris and Eric Lind. Adam currently spends most of his time playing guitar and banjo with a trio called Corpse Reviver. Formed in 2010, Corpse Reviver mostly focuses on the music found on Harry Smith's "Anthology of American Folk Music." Corpse Reviver has released two albums and are gearing up to record a third one sometime this year.