A powerhouse trio encompassing old-time and bluegrass, Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka and Michael Daves are exceptional exponents of American roots music. Tony Trischka is one of the most influential banjo players in the world, referred to as “the great banjo liberationist” by NPR and the “father of banjo fusion” by The Wall Street Journal. Georgia-born guitarist and singer Michael Daves has been heralded by The New York Times as a “leading light of the New York bluegrass scene,” whose unorthodox interpretations of roots music standards have earned him a place of nearly fanatical admiration. All three trio members are also committed educators. For more information on Bruce Molsky, see page 22.
“It is no exaggeration to say that Bruce Molsky is one of the greatest American fiddlers of all time. His playing is mesmerizing and transporting, and best experienced live” –WBUR
The Onlies are a young group of old friends—Sami Braman, Riley Calcagno, Vivian Leva, Leo Shannon—who perform together in a stringband. They grew up playing fiddles, guitars and banjos in their hometowns of Seattle, Washington and Lexington, Virginia. In 2017 while all still in their early 20s, The Onlies won first place at the Clifftop Appalachian Stringband Festival. They’ve toured the US extensively, performing and collaborating with Bruce Molsky, Elvis Costello, Foghorn Stringband, Tatiana Hargreaves and Darol Anger, among others.