Bruce Molsky and Big Hoedown to Perform Free Outdoor Concert at the Clark July 25

For Immediate Release

July 14, 2000

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA (July 14, 2000) - Bruce Molsky and Big Hoedown will perform rural and mountain music in a free outdoor concert at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, July 25, at 6:00 p.m. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome, and children receive free balloons.

Fiddler Bruce Molsky is one of the most influential exponents of traditional American music today. According to a Washington Post review, "time flies backwards when Bruce Molsky plays and sings, back to when string bands flourished in the south and when the hills of Appalachia were alive with the sound of fiddles, banjos, and guitars." Molsky is joined by fiddler and banjo player Rafe Stefannini and guitarist and caller Beverly Smith. Collectively known as Big Hoedown, the trio shares a love for American roots music, performing "the old songs" rooted in traditional, blues, and folk idioms. The group can be heard on their self-titled CD on Rounder Records and on the recordings Young Fogies II. Bruce Molsky and Big Hoedown (then known as the L7s) also appear on Mike Seeger's 1994 Grammy nominated recording, Third Annual Farewell Reunion.

On July 25, the galleries will remain open until 6:00 p.m. and admission to the galleries is free. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the auditorium. The Big Hoedown performance is the last in this year's series of free outdoor concerts at the Clark.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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