Showing posts with label Foxboro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foxboro. Show all posts

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Molsky's Mountain Drifters in Foxboro this Sunday, Oct 20

at Orpheum Theatre
Sunday, Oct. 20, 7:30 PM

Molsky's Mountain Drifters packs a punch with three of the most captivating performers in the most recent generation of Old-Time and American Roots music. The band features Bruce Molsky, (Grammy nominated, revered Old-Time music ambassador and Berklee College of Music Visiting Scholar) along with guitar genre bender Stash Wyslouch (of the Deadly Gentlemen) on guitar and vocals, and master of the clawhammer banjo, Allison de Groot (of The Goodbye Girls).

Bruce Molsky, "one of America's premier fiddling talents" (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. Bruce's previous collaborations, with Anonymous 4, 1865 – Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was released to rave reviews and was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks. He is also a special guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler's latest CD, Tracker and is working on his 3rd album with Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny's supergroup Mozaik. You can also hear Bruce on BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions singing with Joan Osborne, Julie Fowlis and fiddling with Scottish legend Aly Bain and America's great dobroist Jerry Douglas. Bruce is also Berklee College of Music's Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program.
Molsky's Mountain Drifters
Molsky's Mountain Drifters

Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrasss great young genre-bending pioneers, a brilliant and free-thinking mind (Chris Eldridge, Punch Brothers). Coming over from the punk-metal world, Stash brings great sensitivity and real emotion to the trio, plus superb guitar and vocal chops.

Allison de Groot combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music. With her own bands The Goodbye Girls and Oh My Darling, she has played Trafalgar Square in London, Newport Folk Festival, Stockholm Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and T√łnder Festival in Denmark. Like Bruce, Allison loves collaborating and bringing new ideas to old music, and brings a fresh approach to the trio.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, available at the Orpheum Theatre box office, 508-543-2787, or online at Orpheum website

All tickets are reserved seating. For more information, call 508-543-2787 or email

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Country Blues with Radcliffe & Dillon in Foxboro, Thursday, Sept. 5


at Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center

Thursday, Sep 5, 7:30 PM

The Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (formerly the Orpheum) in the center of Foxboro has opened a new, intimate listening room for musical performers called the Upper Lobby. This 32-seat venue provides seating at tables, allowing ordering of drinks and snacks during the show.

One of the first performances in this new venue will be the country blues duo of Ragtime Jack Radcliffe and Sherman Lee Dillon

'Ragtime' Jack has been performing for more than 30 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime and stride piano, and a powerful singer/songwriter. He also accompanies himself on the keyboard, guitar and fiddle. He was inducted into the Old-Time Music Association Hall of Fame in 2014.

Jack's performances always include a lot of uplifting wit, historical anecdotes and connections with local lore, wherever he performs. His background in journalism amplifies a lifelong quest for the cultural framework of his music and the places he performs.

Sherman Lee Dillon was born in Meadville, Mississippi (pop 451) in 1951, and grew up 15 miles outside of town. Many of his family members were into music, and he learned to play piano, guitar, harmonica, banjo, steel guitar, and other instruments.

One night a band from McComb (Bo Didley's home) drove up at the Dillon house. They asked him to be their guitar player and go to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to make a record with them. At the age of 16 Sherman left home and has been playing music professionally ever since.

Deciding to be a regional performer has actually worked quite well. Sherman has performed in various configurations on shows with B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Little Milton, Bobby Rush, and many others. He also consulted and played in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Tickets are $15, available at the Orpheum Theatre box office, 508-543-2787, or online at Orpheum website For more information, call 508-543-2787 or email