“We try to bring a modern edge to what we’re doing, and challenge ourselves to stay away from the super traditional material.”
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"Sidewalks, lovers / Storm cloud covers / Small talk hovers / Take me home..." -- Phoebe Hunt
Celtic music can be an arcane realm with a vocabulary of its own. Where else can a band's list of instruments alone run to more than a dozen items, distinguishing between a "tin whistle" and a "low whistle" and including a device known as a "bodhran"? (Which, incidentally, is a small framed drum that looks like a cousin of the tambourine.)
The name itself, Blue Canyon Boys, carries echoes of bands from an earlier century. And the audience for the group's Sunday, August 4 concert at the upcoming Beartrap Summer Festival can be forgiven if they're convinced they've been transported to the golden era when a series of "brother acts" ruled the stage at the Grand Ol' Opry: the Delmores, the Louvins, the Monroes, the Stanleys
The familiar slogan "think globally, act locally" was not on the agenda of the band known as Screen Door Porch when they scheduled their regional tour earlier this year--but it certainly worked out that way.
What do you get when you stir together a sister/sisterBluegrassduo, a brother/sister act with classical inclinations, a street musician, and two state fiddling championships? A young new Arizona group with the striking name Run Boy Run (no commas, please) who have, in the past year alone, chalked up two achievements that even more established bands would take pride in:
Five beautiful Bostonians, with incredible Bluegrass chops - what's not to like? Meet Della Mae.
Take some Irish-Americans from Philly, shake them up with a healthy dose of Irish traditional music and add a couple spoonfuls of Country, and you have Solas.
The year was 1952, in Bowling Green, Kentucky - a child was born that would end up changing the face of American Bluegrass. His name was Sam Bush.