Heading to Australia! 

red dots: 12/27-1/14 
12/27-1/1  Woodford Folk Festival, QLD 
1/2  Lefty's  Brisbane, QLD 
1/3  5 Church Street Bellingen, NSW 
1/4  Wauchope Community Arts, NSW 
1/5  Lizotte's Newcastle Lambton, NSW 
1/6  Metropole Katoomba, NSW 
1/7  Django Bar Marrickville, NSW 
1/9  Smith's Alternative Canberra, ACT 
1/10  Spotted Mallard Brunswick, VIC 
1/11  Mountain Mumma Sheffield, TAS 
1/12-14  Cygnet Folk Festival, TAS

Back from a great time in UK & Ireland! 

Our first night and a wonderful audience and theater in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. Big thanks to Phil and Jeremy and everyone who came out. Feeling welcome and ready to rock!! And big thanks to Richard Mountain for the photo. .  met lots of wonderful folks along the way, and out last night in London we were joined by... 

 John Paul Jones​ for some tunes and a tune on stage at Kings Place.Thanks, John! And thanks to Jonathon Cuff for the photos .

We're Official - IBMA Bluegrass Ramble Showcases! 

It's Official! Molsky's Mountain Drifters have been chosen as official Showcase Artists at IBMA's Bluegrass Ramble! In addition we are performing at a number of sponsored showcases and radio events during the week. Looking forward to seeing all our Bluegrass and Acoustic Music friends. Here's the schedule of where we will be: 

Official IBMA Bluegrass Ramble Showcases 

  • Tuesday 9/26 8:00pm Pour House Music Hall - 224 S. Blount St. 
  • Wednesday 9/27 9:20pm Convention Center - Rm304 


Sponsored Showcases 

  • Tuesday 9/26 
    • 9:30pm Charm City BG - Marriott Presidential Ste 
  • Wednesday 9/27 
    • 2:00pm Radio Bristol Session – Conv Ctr Rm201 
    • 4:00pm WHUP Radio Spot – Live (off site) 
    • 10:15pm Nefesh Mountain - Pour House Music Hall 
    • 11:30pm Boston BG Union - Marriott State Ballroom 
  • Thursday 9/28 
    • 2:25pm Bluegrass Country Radio – Conv Ctr Rm204 
    • 11:30pm CA Bluegrass Assoc - Marriott Rm320 
    • 12:30am Rooster's Wife - Marriott Rm321

It's Official! 

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters are stoked to be among the official showcase artists at Folk Alliance International Feb 2017

Fires are getting stoked for some good musical happenings here. 

There’s nothing like the anticipation of a concert coming up . . . especially when it’s the first show ever with a brand new band. Molsky’s Mountain Drifters played its first a few weeks back, and we’re happy to have some video here! MMD has been coming together for months now, in rehearsals jammed into busy schedules, emails about what to play and how to play it. 
The Trio! 

Molsky's Mountain Drifters at Jalopy Dec '15


Ma​ny of the old players I met years ago said that each person should play their own way, have their own voice, even when playing old tunes and songs. I want to see where traditional music is headed through my own eyes, and have been pounding away at the possibilities. And I’ve been lurking and listening to newer voices emerging around me, and want to be part of where they’re headed, too. 
Allison de Groot sees it that way, with fresh approach, huge abilities and her own voice, no doubt. She does almost all of it on clawhammer banjo, through her own groups like The Goodbye Girls, Oh My Darling and others. She jumps into jam sessions and on-stage mashups, and the energy just blossoms; you can see it on everyone’s faces. 

Stash Wyslouch comes to traditional music through some mysterious creative vortex, with metal and punk at the top, then the transition to acoustic music and finally into the barrel of tradition. His evolution includes the ground-breaking Deadly Gentlemen plus his own groups. His songs simply kick ass. I don’t know how to play them yet, but would like to. 

Allison and Stash have agreed to dive into the possibilities with me. And so we’ll be playing concerts and festivals and growing ourselves as a musical unit. In March we recorded our record to be released September 2016, and we are stoked at the possibilities of such a snapshot in time. 

I hope that Molsky’s Mountain Drifters will always be an old time band steeped in possibility. The journey finding out just what that means is going to be it’s own reward.

Molsky's Mountain Drifters High Res CD Cover (Foto©Kate Orne)

Molsky's Mountain Drifters High Res CD Cover (Foto©Kate Orne)

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Molsky's Mountain Drifters @ Fiddle Hell Massachusetts

Fiddle Hell Massachusetts, Westford, MA

Fiddle Hell Massachusetts is an amazing gathering of fiddlers and other musicians to meet, learn, jam, and have fun. Our Fourteenth Annual Fiddle Hell will be held on November 1-4, 2018. at the Westford Regency in Westford, Massachusetts. This will be the fifth year in this location for us, with lots of workshop and jam space, plenty of free parking, reasonably priced sleeping rooms, and good food onsite and nearby. We expect about 425 scheduled workshops and jams, plus an epic Saturday night concert and contra dance. Come for the whole 4 days, 3 days, 2 days, or just a day!
Molsky's Mountain Drifters Photo © Kate Orne

Molsky's Mountain Drifters Photo © Kate Orne