2012-03-21 / Arts and Entertainment
The Pleasure of Your Company
Fiddle tunes at the Depot Theatre
Harry Bolick and Joel Wennerstein play old timey fiddle music Saturday night, March 24th at the Philipstown Depot Theatre. They combine hard driving southern fiddle tunes, lyrical blues, and tight harmony singing to weave a spellbinding performance interlaced with a bit of history, a flavor of southern culture, and the joy of music. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.
A thirty-year veteran of the New York ‘Oldtimey’ music scene, fiddler Harry Bolick has mastered a variety of local fiddling styles from the southern states in a multitude of differing tunings, and has collected and composed a large number of contemporary fiddle tunes in traditional styles.
Born in Mississippi, he has focused on, recorded, and taught workshops in the classic fiddle tunes from Carroll County, Mississippi. He has 5 recordings to his credit and performs in the “Wahoo String Band,” as well as leading duos and bands under his own name.
Joel Wennerstrom says, “Clawhammer banjo has been a main focus for me since moving from Ohio to NYC in 2001. I perform with numerous old-time and contra dance musicians in the area, and was a founding member of Two Lost Turkeys old time string band (formerly The Moonshiners).”
Harry and Joel are looking forward to the release of their new CD. For more information, visit www.harrybolick.com