The Boys and Their Music
You'll relish this Hudson Valley stringband's rollicking renditions of regional folksongs, mountain ballads, square dance tunes, and instrumental medleys. Specializing in traditional music from the Hudson/Catskill/ Adirondack regions, they're also likely to play sea songs, ragtime tunes, novelty numbers, and even more recently songs from people like Pete Seeger that reflect life from long ago. Rich and Tom have been performing as a duo since 1993, and over the years they've played at Caffe' Lena, Clearwater's "Great Hudson Revival" Festival, Sonny Ochs' "Helping Hands" Concert Series, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and First Night events in Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY, to name just a few.
In recent years, they've sometimes added a bass player for a fuller, richer sound. These days that role is being filled by Tom Wetmore, who also plays bass with hammered dulcimer virtuoso Walt Michael, and the great Celtic musician John Whelan, among others.