This summer WUMB and Berklee College of Music will team up to bring you four Saturdays of unforgettable music!
Located at the beautiful boardwalk on Carson Beach, Dorchester, these free concerts will be just the way to spend your Saturday afternoons. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket & your love of music!
165 William J. Day Boulevard
South Boston, MA
Joe's Truck Stop: where the coffee's hot and the showers free. You can usually find the band ripping apart old-time fiddle tunes, saying grace to their country heroes, and dishing out original songs to the dancing feet in the crowd. Their unique sound is characterized by bluegrass vocal harmonies and twin fiddle lines, driving Appalachian dance tunes, and lonely honky-tonk songs.
Bronwyn Keith-Hynes is a Boston-based musician originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. Accepted on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at age 16, she graduated in 2013 with a diploma in Violin Performance. Keith-Hynes is fast gaining recognition for her fiddling across many genres, including bluegrass, Irish, Cape Breton, and old-time music. Her playing, improvising, and writing is informed by four years of intense immersion in the Boston acoustic music scene and time spent studying traditional Irish and Cape Breton music before moving to Boston. While at Berklee, she studied with Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Matt Glaser, John McGann, Wes Corbett and Mark Simos.
Few great ideas have ever arrived through apprehension. We Avalanche knows this, applies this, and shares this with their audience. They are explorers. Brady Custis found Zach Baldwin-Way in the ruins of ancient Greece and soon after found Eric Law through passing nods on a train to anywhere. Their specific brand of folk music is representative of this undying desire to explore the unexplored, attempting to preserve this historic art form while pursuing progress as well.
Often characterized by the unique blend of their instruments (voice, guitar, cello & mandolin), We Avalanche's sound is uncommon. The band cites folk legends like Hank Williams, Paul Simon, and Pete Seeger as influences, but both modern pop and counterculture subgenres have a recognizable impact on their music. Often drawing comparisons to recent acts such as Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, and Joanna Newsome, We Avalanche puts new spins on a dearly respected tradition, resulting in either a flutter of strings pulling rhyme into motion or a cacophonous rumble, as free as it is inspired.
The Dwells were born on the fourth of July. Paige Califano and Matthew Bean were enjoying the night on a hot, crowded Boston rooftop, but soon found themselves one floor below with some old notebooks and a guitar. Their voices blended minutes into hours, and as morning glazed the window, they both left hearing music come to life like they had never heard before. As they dove into new ideas, they slowly crafted their sound and what emerged was a neo-Americana folk duet that gave a nod to earlier genre-benders like Gram Parsons and Ryan Adams.