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LISTEN: Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, “There’s a Bright Side Somewhere”

Nov 12, 2018

LISTEN: Molsky's Mountain Drifters,

Artist: Molsky’s Mountain Drifters (Bruce Molsky, Stash Wyslouch, Allison de Groot)
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts / Beacon, New York
Song: “There’s a Bright Side Somewhere”
Album: Closing the Gap
Release Date: February 22, 2019
Label: Tree Frog Music

In Their Words: “It started while on tour in Australia last year when Molsky’s Mountain Drifters were asked to lead a multicultural musical workshop at the wonderful Woodford Folk Festival, for all to join in a piece of music together. The band wanted to present a musical setting that offered a spark of hope and optimism in troubled times, something both beautiful and accessible that could bridge across cultures. I remembered one of my favorite songs from the great Reverend Gary Davis that I used to love and try to play as a teenager, ‘There’s a Bright Side Somewhere.’

The band got to work–changing it from Reverend Davis’ very personal bluesy guitar rendition into a fiddle/banjo stringband rendition with harmonies that everyone could sing along with. It energized the event, so much so that we have decided to include it on our second record. We’re really excited to release this song as our very first single as well.” — Bruce Molsky


Photo credit: Amy Fenton-Shine

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LISTEN: Molsky's Mountain Drifters,
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