High Rock Mountain Plays the Woods Hole Library!
The Woods Hole Public Library will once again be the place to hear some great live music as the bluegrass band High Rock Mountain comes to town on Saturday evening, February 21, at 7:30 pm. Their Library benefit concert will be the latest performance in the “Listening at the Library” music series.
The members of this band met in 2012 while enrolled in the Berklee College of Music American Roots Music Program. Since then, playing traditional broken-hearted love songs, murder ballads, and most everything in between, they have been performing together around the Northeast. The band, which is known for its fresh groove, two and three-part harmonies and lively instrumentals, lists credits including appearances in numerous Bluegrass Festivals, among them the Joe Val, Grey Fox, and FreshGrass festivals, the annual fiddle and banjo contest in Lowell, two appearances at the Isabella Steward Gardener Museum, and shows in many smaller venues. In early 2014 the band recorded their own self-titled album, High Rock Mountain. Here is a link to the band’s album, www.highrockmountain.bandcamp.com.
Hailing from Columbia, Missouri, Sadie Currey is a performer with panache, grace, and depth, whose charismatic fiddling and sultry vocals define the band’s sound. She started violin lessons at age 7, and found her style and voice through years of performing with her family’s band, CurryKorn, and Missouri based Bluegrass band Midnight Flight. She appears in several recordings of CurryKorn, and has released her own album, Sadie Caroline.
Maryland-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist Chris Rooney picked up his first guitar only 12 years ago, and has devoted every spare moment since then to perfecting his craft, and ultimately writing his own music. He began teaching music while in college, and discovered a passion for that as well. Chris has played his way through Rock ‘n’ Roll, Metal, Blues and Folk on his way to discovering his true passion, Bluegrass.
All the way from California, banjo guru and teacher Ricky Mier combines his love for Bluegrass, Celtic, and Newgrass with playfulness and humor that complement his amazing talent. He was the winner of the prestigious 2014 FreshGrass banjo competition, and plays regularly with the bands Twisted Pine, Cat and the Moon, and Hot Day at the Zoo.
Mandolin player JD Williams is descended from a long tradition of Country and Bluegrass musicians. He is the son of Dobro player Roger Williams, and has been immersed in Bluegrass from an early age. He began playing violin at age 6, was given his first mandolin the next year, and has never stopped playing. He has performed full time with Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters, and has appeared on recordings with Stillwaters, Nathan Day, Dawn Kenney and others. The talented father-son team recently released a CD entitled Williams Squared. His playing expresses his passion for harmonics and love of American Roots Music.
Pittsburgh, PA native Mike Gaisbacher on upright bass, lends his steady and experienced hand to the rhythm section of High Rock Mountain. In his last year at Berklee, he has performed with numerous bands in the Boston area and around New England, including gigs with talented singer and banjo player Laney Jones.
Tickets for this February 21 Library fundraiser show are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and may be purchased two weeks in advance at the Woods Hole Library at 581 Woods Hole Rd., the Bank of Woods Hole, Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, and at the door the evening of the show. Doors open at 7:00. For more information, please call 508-548-8961.