Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Ruthy Ungar, and Mike MennellThursday, March 7 at 8 pm, at the Scottish Rite Theatre. ADVANCED TICKET SALES REQUIRED. Purchase your tickets at Ted's Fun on the River, Gravity Records ($2 service charge applies) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910-777-8889.
With exceptional musicianship and a vast knowledge of numerous musical styles, Jay & Molly are one of the most celebrated duos in American acoustic music. They achieved international acclaim in 1990 when their performance of Jay's composition Ashokan Farewell became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns' The Civil War on PBS. You may know Mike Merenda (Pete Seeger's Grandson) & Ruthy Ungar from The Mammals. Ruthy cut her teeth on traditional music, and grew up to be a top-flight performer. She brings fiddle, ukulele, guitar and deeply moving vocal performances to the Family Band. Mike Merenda favored rock and ska before being drawn into the world of acoustic music and brings those sensibilities to his playing on old-time banjo, guitar, percussion and his own compelling vocals.
Four terrific musicians. Put them together and the sum really is greater than its parts. Double fiddles, sweet vocal harmonies and rhythmic energy abound as two generations collaborate to entertain you with music from the heart and soul of America.
Brought to you by Stone Soup Concerts, Ted's Fun on the River, Rev. P.D. Midgett.