Fresh off his Grammy Award win for Best Folk Album with the Punch Brothers for All Ashore, banjo player Noam Pikelny appeared with fiddler Stuart Duncan at DC’s City Winery on Tuesday for an evening of duets.
Noam Pikelny, co-founder of Punch Brothers, and Stuart Duncan, bluegrass multi-instrumentalist, tour together again, and they will perform at City Winery in DC on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
To paraphrase the old saying about fights in hockey… I went to a light show the other night and a bluegrass concert broke out. And so it went with Greensky Bluegrass at The Anthem on Feb. 1 for the first of two rowdy nights.
The Seldom Scene is closer to their 50th anniversary (2021) of making music than they are to their 40th, and they maintain relevance in the scene that by many accounts they either buoyed or helped create. They certainly nodded to bluegrass traditions at The 8X10 in Baltimore recently. But like so many musicians that followed them, The Seldom Scene borrowed from other genres such as country, rock, and pop – with ease and a deep familiarity.
Steep Canyon Rangers released Out in the Open, their most recent album, in 2018 via Ramseur Records. The North Carolina bluegrass band is on tour with a stop at The Hamilton Live on Friday, Jan. 25.