I was very, very blessed to have a wonderful group of musicians!  Since the title of the concert is “Old is the new New”, I have named them “The New Band.”  More to come on each of these artists – subscribe to the blog to find out more about them!

Band leader and Upright BassJoseph “Joebass” DeJarnette of Sonic New York  and formerly of The Wiyos – Joebass also runs Truthface Recordings/Studio 808A in Floyd, VA

Joebass is not currently touring with The Wiyos, but he plays bass on this video and I first saw him play in this band, a very formative influence for me.

Fiddle and vocalsSarah Alden of Luminescent Orchestrii (and many other projects, but that’s how I first saw her), she resides in Brooklyn, NY

Check out Sarah’s website for more current projects.

BanjoLydia Martin of the Martin Family Band out of Fredrick, MD

– watch out for a solo recording that Lydia is working on!

Drum and BeatboxJabari Exum of Hueman Prophets and Farafina Kan a native of Washington, DC –

– check out his solo hip hop theater project!

Reproduction Banjo Greg C. Adams of the Banjo Sightings Database and our own University of Maryland, College Park Ethnomusicology Program

– he’s also frequently doing events at Harper’s Ferry, WV

Mandolin and banjo ambushDanny Knicely of many bands, including at one point the Danny Knicely Band, now known as Bluegrass and Beyond (this is my favorite song Danny sings, I was so happy he sang it at the cast party;), and the night this video was taken was Lydia Jade’s first concert, she was just 5 weeks old).  Danny also plays with my husband Matthew Olwell in  James Leva and Purgatory Mountain

– but Danny is so talented on so many instruments, so respected in the music community, and so generous with his time, he’s affiliated with more bands than I can keep track of!

VocalsAimee Curl of Furnace Mountain and she also sings with The Woodshedders, as well as being in demand for a variety of projects because of her incredible voice!  We were totally delighted to have Morgan Morrison join us on Friday night to sing “That’s Old Time,” a song that she and Aimee co-wrote!

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