Two exciting string bands will come together in Stone Ridge on August 13 to raise funds for Family of Woodstock Domestic Violence Services and to celebrate American roots music.
Family of Woodstock Domestic Violence Services include both residential services (The Washbourne House-a 17 bed emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence) and non-residential services (educational outreach, individual and group counseling, court advocacy, and a food pantry.) Confidential domestic violence services can be accessed thru the Family of Woodstock hotline 845-338-2370 or via text to 845-679-2485.
Ramblin’ Jug Stompers play “78 rpm music for the 21st century”. With banjo, mandolin, ukulele, guitar, kazoo, washboard and more, New York State’s premier jug band fuses the ragtime sounds of the 1920s with the bluegrass edge of the ’40s, mining the manic energy of the ’60s folk revival and adding a contemporary comic sensibility all their own.
This September the Stompers will perform at the FreshGrass festival at MASS MoCA for the sixth consecutive year, but why wait? Catch them in Stone Ridge!
C.B. Smith & the Lucky Devils are a Hudson Valley quartet featuring fiddle, mandolin, upright bass and guitar topped with four-part vocal flair. Their unique work is rooted in bluegrass and other traditional American styles, but infused with modern sensibilities, singer-songwriter smarts, political conscience, classical training and rock & roll energy.
Over the last decade they’ve released two albums of original material, with a third disc in the works for 2017.
With 51 strings between them, these two bands will do their best to show you a good time and to raise funds for this worthy cause. Tickets ($15 general admission, $12 for students and seniors) are available at stringband4fowdv.brownpapertickets.com.
C.B. Smith 518.821.5811
Available on request