September 14th, 2022 8pm Stage 2
Heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by the New York Times, Georgia-born guitarist/singer Michael Daves has garnered attention for his work with Tony Trischka, Steve Martin, and Chris Thile, with whom he shares a Grammy nomination for their 2011 album Sleep With One Eye Open. Daves’ unruly interpretations of American roots music standards have won him a place of almost fanatical admiration as a "renegade traditionalist." His most recent project is the double album Orchids and Violence, which renders identical track lists in contrasting bluegrass and experimental electric styles.
Jacob Jolliff is one of the country’s premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists. His namesake solo project, The Jacob Jolliff Band, is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, which features a rotating quartet of some of the most virtuosic and innovative young pickers in the country. Jolliff has also performed with Yonder Mountain String Band and Joy Kills Sorrow
As a duo, Daves and Jolliff use hard-core, traditional bluegrass songs as a jumping-off point for improvisation and spontaneous re-working of classic forms. Expect fiery picking and and high lonesome vocal harmonies.