Signature Sounds Presents:
Back Porch Festival: Del McCoury & David Grisman, Molly Tuttle, Honeysuckle
Sun · March 4, 2018
Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm
Academy of Music Theatre
$39.99-49.99 (plus applicable fees)
The fifth annual Back Porch Festival returns March 1-4, with all-star line-ups of American roots artists at The Academy of Music and The Parlor Room in Northampton, MA.
The Back Porch Festival takes its name from the long-running Sunday morning radio program on 93.9 The River and hosted by Signature Sounds president, Jim Olsen. The festival is curated to present some of the favorite artists featured on the Back Porch radio program.https://www.signaturesoundspresents.com/event/1604352/
Through the years they have shared the stage at venues and festivals across the country and in 2012 released Hardcore Bluegrass, a unique collection of bluegrass classics, made at two Dawg studio jam sessions in the 1990s, Del & Dawg celebrates the nearly 50-year bluegrass friendship that these two legendary musicians have shared.
"I love coming up with interesting guitar parts that don't really fit––that don't sound like any specific genre or any other guitar players," Molly says, home in Nashville the day before heading back out to tour. "I am hoping to create my own sound. To find some new ground."
On her debut solo EP Rise, Molly reveals the rich new ground she's discovered. Produced by Kai Welch (Abigail Washburn, Bobby Bare, Jr., the Greencards), the seven-song collection relies on a rock-solid bluegrass foundation as Molly breaks free without breaking ties, singing and exploring what her six-string acoustic guitar can do. "This album was a big learning process for me," Molly says. "I knew Kai would know directions to take my songs that would push me a little outside of my box. I grew a lot more confident in the direction I am heading as an artist."
Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, the trio can frequently be found performing in the Boston area and surrounding cities in the Northeast, playing alongside bands like Drive-By Truckers, The Ballroom Thieves, Boy & Bear, Sam Moss, The Western Den, The Novel Ideas, Shook Twins, John Craigie, Grey Season, Damn Tall Buildings and others.
In 2015, Honeysuckle performed at Newport Folk Festival, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and was nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year at the annual Boston Music Awards. In 2016 the group played Lollapalooza on the Pepsi Stage as well as CMJ in New York City.They have also been nominated again for the categories Best Americana and Best Folk Artist at the 2016 Boston Music Awards, as well as new nominations, Americana/Roots Act Of The Year and Album Of The Year for Red Line Roots' 2016 Big Reds.
Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA, 01060