Molsky’s Mountain Drifters packs a punch with three of the most captivating performers in the most recent generation of Old-Time and American Roots music. The band features Bruce Molsky, (Grammy nominated, revered Old-Time music ambassador and Berklee College of Music Visiting Scholar) along with guitar genre bender Stash Wyslouch (of the Deadly Gentlemen) on guitar and vocals and master of the clawhammer banjo, Allison de Groot (of The Goodbye Girls). These striking musicians have come together for a new sound within the traditional music genre through their audacious approach. “I was looking for a new voice,” says Molsky, “a new avenue of expression using old time mountain music as the jumping-off point, but not being constrained by hard core traditionalism. Allison and Stash are showing me the way, just where the music is headed, in directions I never would have imagined when I started my own journey into the mountains a long time ago.”
This live set was captured in front of an audience in the intimate Pewter Shop on the grounds of the Ashokan Center during the Winter Hoot festival in early February, 2019. The four songs featured here are from the Mountain Drifters newest record Closing The Gap.
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters – “There’s A Bright Side Somewhere”
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters – “Fortune”
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters – “Grey Eagle”
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters – “The Little Carpenter”