Celia Woodsmith & Joe K. Walsh

August 25, 2017 8PM
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$18 / 15

Celia Woodsmith is a GRAMMY Nominated performer and songwriter. The daughter of the Vermont based writer and poet Sybil Smith she is heavily influenced by artists like John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline and Mahalia Jackson. Over twelve years of touring Celia has molded her own style and has been hailed as  having a "one of a kind voice: gritty, muscular, folksy and intimate sometimes all at once" **Bluegrass Situation 

Celia has shared stages with the likes of Taj Mahal, Leon Russel, Janis Joplin's Big Brother and the Holding Company and Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls. 

Since 2007 she has released seven albums of original music playing with Boston based Avi & Celia, "washbaord rock and roll" outfit Hey Mama and eventually Nashville based Della Mae. In 2013 Della Mae  won IBMA's Emerging Artist of the Year and in 2014 they were nominated for a Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY for their record "This World Oft Can Be". Della Mae has toured over 200 days a year for four years in over 35 countries playing almost entirely original material. Celia is currently playing solo shows all over the Northeast and also performs regularly with "Woodsmith & Hersch" a Boston based vintage electric outfit.




Roots music isn't made in a vacuum. It's the creation of a community, of a circle of friends, of a teacher and a student. It’s something to be passed back and forth to be treasured. As an acclaimed master of American roots music, mandolinist and songwriter Joe K. Walsh knows this better than most. He’s toured with countless artists, collaborated with other master musicians like Darol anger and the Gibson Brothers, founded progressive stringband Joy Kills sorrow in the early 2000s, and is currently on faculty at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. His new album, Borderland, is an exercise in subtlety and careful creation. Turning through songs he wrote, or setting the words of Yeats to music, and picking out instrumental tunes of his own creation, Walsh plays and sings with the kind of ease that comes from years of practice and creation.

The touch of sawdust in his vocals, or the buzz of the mandolin strings may hint at the deep rural roots of this music, but what he’s creating now is a new kind of tradition. His first inspiration came as a teenager when he heard David Grisman, and then again when first hearing Del McCoury. The music he heard at that young age opened a window to new harmonic possibilities, and started Walsh exploring how to create new American roots music. What’s surprising then is that his new album is no act of wild fusion. Instead, it’s a joyful exploration of just why he loves this old music so much in the first place. With mastery comes restraint. With nothing left to prove, Walsh has dived deeper into the tradition, seeking to craft new music from old roots.




Please note that the seating chart has recently been updated, so be sure you are purchasing the seats you want.  If you do not purchase all seats at your table, other patrons may be seated with you.  Your ticket reserves you a place at the table you select but not a specific location at that table.  There is no food or beverage minimum.  All tickets are non-refundable.

$18 / 15
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