Joe Walsh & Celia Woodsmith Band

Saturday, May 26 @ 7:30pm
Unitarian Fellowship
67 South Randolph Avenue, Poughkeepsie
Tickets: $15 at the door
Celia Woodsmith is a Grammy nominated performer and songwriter from Kittery, Maine. Lead singer of the highly acclaimed Bluegrass ensemble Della Mae, she has toured extensively all over the world. Described by The Boston Globe as “Unvarnished and intimate…but then sounds like she’s about to part the Dead Sea” Woodsmith has opened for and played with artists such as Taj Mahal, Leon Russel, Peter Rowan and Amy Black of the Indigo Girls. You can find her performing in New England with Joe K. Walsh on Mandolin and also in her Rock and Roll project Say Darling.

Hailed by David Grisman as a “wonderful mandolin player,” the CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation” and by Vintage Guitar Magazine as “brilliant”, Boston based mandolin player Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, banjo star Danny Barnes, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk star Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow. He’s played with everyone from John Scofield to Bela Fleck to Emmylou Harris, and performed everywhere from festivals to laundromats to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. After a number of award-winning years as mandolinist with bluegrass stars the Gibson Brothers, Joe currently splits his time between an inventive string band called Mr Sun (featuring Darol Anger, Grant Gordy and Aidan O’Donnell) a duo with Grant Gordy, and his own band. An avid educator, Joe is a mandolin professor at the Berklee College of Music. He teaches regularly at music camps throughout North America and beyond, and teaches online through Peghead Nation.

Bobby Britt is a fantastic bluegrass and old-time fiddler from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, currently playing fiddle in the young, hard-driving bluegrass band Town Mountain, which won an International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum award. He has toured, recorded and played with many top-flight acoustic and bluegrass acts over the years, including Mandolin Orange, Hiss Golden Messenger, Phil Cook and Open Road.

Zoe Guigueno is a bass player and singer based out of New York City. She is a member of Grammy-nominated Americana band Della Mae, an alumnus of string band Joy Kills Sorrow, and a regular in the New York klezmer scene. A graduate of the jazz program at Humber College in Toronto, Zoe is originally from the west coast of Canada.


Founded in 1994 to knit together the bluegrass community of musicians and fans. The HVBA is chartered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts and educational organization, we promote bluegrass and related acoustic music in the Hudson Valley through jam sessions, concerts, and open mics in conjunction with other not-for-profit organizations.

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