The Vollmers (CD Release) – 10 Jul 2019

w.s.g. Hoot & Holler

Presented by Chenango Sessions
Wednesday 10 July 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Potluck and doors at 6:30 p.m.
Binghamton, New York
Suggested donation $10 (100% to the artists)

The Vollmers are an acoustic duo composed of newlyweds Claire Byrne of Driftwood and Brian Vollmer of Old Time Music Party & The Gerry Jarcia String Band. They are full-time musicians, who also teach and lead workshops, and who make their humble home along America’s Rust Belt in Binghamton, New York. Their performance is an endearing set of older Country and Bluegrass songs, Archaic Fiddle Tunes from Rural Appalachia, and Original Roots Music. Their interpretation of timeless American music is compelling and revealing; the show, charming.

The Vollmers’ brand new album, Waves on the Sea, will be available for purchase, and an open jam will follow the show.

Hoot & Holler

Brought together by a mutual love for American folk music, Amy Alvey (fiddle, guitar) and Mark Kilianski (guitar, banjo) have been entertaining audiences all over the U.S. with their tight duo sound since 2013. They call themselves Hoot and Holler as a nod to the “hootenanny” song gatherings during the folk revival of the 1960s, while also hinting at the infectious energy that occurs during a barn dance in the south. After cutting their teeth in Boston’s burgeoning roots music scene for two and a half years, they could not help but heed the call of the open road, and spent the better part of 2016 touring nationally while living in their camper van “Irene”. Ever inspired by the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home. Their songwriting comes across as simple, honest, and fresh to the ears. Both are Berklee College of Music alumni, and the listener can expect the polished technique of conservatory training, in tandem with the grit, drive, and soul of musicians like Roscoe Holcomb or Ola Belle Reed.

Chenango Sessions

The Chenango Sessions, hosted by Andru Bemis, is a weekly, one-hour radio program which primarily features world-class musicians playing in intimate spaces—living rooms, galleries, and listening rooms—for small, enthusiastic audiences around Binghamton, New York. Audiences and artists are encouraged to interact, and the spirit of the live show is preserved in the radio program and recordings.

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100% of audience donations go directly to the artists. To ensure a seat for you at the performance, and so we know how many folks to expect, we encourage you to make your donation in advance by clicking the red “Reserve My Seats!” button above. Guests without advance reservations may donate (cash or check only, please) when they arrive, and will be seated according to availability. Reasonably well-behaved kiddos and babies are always welcome.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a potluck dinner. Don’t feel that you must bring a dish or drink to attend; there’s plenty to go around. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and will continue until 9:30 or so. Feel free to stay and visit after the performance, and don’t be afraid to arrive late or leave early if your schedule requires it.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Andru.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the show!