Bruce Molsky & Ale Möller
Sunday, March 18, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

traditional music explorers, from Appalachia to Sweden

$24.50 advance / $26.50 at door

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March 18 8:00 pm

Bruce MolskyFiddle masters Bruce Molsky and Ale Moller entice us with an exciting evening as they take deeply rooted traditions in inspiring new directions.

One of the most influential old-time fiddlers of his generation, Bronx-born Bruce Molsky is also a remarkable guitarist, banjo player, and singer who continually proves that traditional music knows no geographical or cultural boundaries. Elegant and keenly affecting, Bruce's playing melds the archaic mountain sounds of Appalachia, the power of blues, the nimble music of Eastern Europe, and the rhythmic intricacies of traditional African music. He learned his art directly from essential Blue Ridge Mountains musicians Tommy Jarrell and Albert Hash, and has earned numerous awards at fiddle and banjo contests throughout America.

Bruce tours both as a solo artist and with the Grammy-nominated band Fiddlers 4 (with Darol Anger, Michael Doucet, and Rushad Eggleston), with Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny's Mozaik, and in numerous other collaborative constellations with musicians of other cultures. Bruce's most recent solo CD is Soon Be Time (Compass).

Ale MöllerA passionate explorer, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller blends music from widely divergent origins to create a uniquely global landscape. With his penchant for expanding the boundaries of traditional music through cross-pollinated experimentation, Ale is one of the central figures in the search for new directions and new sounds in Scandinavian folk music.

After stints playing jazz trumpet and Greek bouzouki, Ale dedicated himself to exploring the roots of Swedish music in the 1980s. A member of groundbreaking Scandinavian groups like Filarfolket, Nordan, and Frifot, he also collaborates with musicians from around the globe, including Shetlandic fiddle legend Aly Bain and Senegalese kora master Solo Cissokho. In 1998 Ale formed the Stockholm Folk Music Big Band—a “world orchestra” made up of 14 musicians with roots in different parts of the globe—and he currently heads the Ale Möller Band, a multicultural sextet that won a Swedish Grammy Award for their 2003 debut album, Bodjal. 

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