Progressive bluegrass at Rock City
Rockland — Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge will present Miner's Creek Bluegrass Band Saturday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the downtown venue, 316 Main St.
One cannot have too many banjos is the belief of the Miners Creek Bluegrass Band, which brings a progressive approach to the bluegrass genre. The band’s distinctive sound is created by mixing two styles of banjo playing that rarely meet on stage — claw hammer and Scruggs style. Guitar player and lead vocalist Resa Randolph has been writing folk songs for years, but has only recently teamed up with daughter and bass player Emily Randolph to collaborate on developing a newer, fresher approach to bluegrass music. Along with mandolin player Jesse McWilliams and banjo players Whitney Randolph and Peter Proeller, who also have contributed songs to the band’s repertoire, Miners Creek brings a new approach to traditional folk, bluegrass and Appalachian sounds.
Rock City’s lunch service is now extended till closing on music nights. For more information on this and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123 or find it on Facebook.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.