Formerly a rock band, this group of teeners acquired a banjo player and became a rock-centered bluegrass band in, they claim, the tradition of the Avett Brothers & Munford & Son. Appearing between sets on Friday, they're enthusiastic and developing, showing a good deal of promise.It might help to add a knowledge of classic bluegrass to their antecedents.
Tim and Mollie O'Brien toured as a popular duo for some years, although now Molly is less often seen on the music circuits. Meanwhile, Tim, whose career extends back for nearly forty years, including his membership in the classic band Hot Rize, now in the studio cutting their first new record in years. His repertoire long ago reached beyond bluegrass into the wide ranging and undescribable music world called Americana, where he has earned a Grammy award for his solo album Fiddler's Green, been named IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year (1993, 2006). Hot Rize was named IBMA Entertainer of the Year in 1990. His recent recordings with Darrell Scott are simply magnificent. Singing together, the brother sister vocal blend of the two is without peer. Rich Moore, Mollie's husband of more than thirty years, adds strong guitar backup as well as humor and grace to make this trio a don't miss attraction. They have recently recorded a Roger Miller tribute album, along with other members of their extended family. Unfortunately, a too large portion of the audience was busy socializing and eating during the early portions of their fine performance and missed much of it.