67 South Randolph Avenue, Poughkeepsie
Tickets: $15 at the door
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.