TapRoot Sessions produces concerts featuring traditional music. In 2022 we are highlighting Women in Roots. With this series we will be providing performance opportunities for women of the trad music scene, and inspiring future generations of girls and women to participate and lead in the folk community.
About the Eloise & Co.:
Eloise & Co. features the combined creative force of two of the country’s most sought-after acoustic traditional musicians, Becky Tracy and Rachel Bell. These two crank out dance and concert music with unbridled energy and soaring beauty. Originally thrown together at a gig where Becky led the contra dance portion of the evening and Rachel led the French dance part of the evening, they have continued to fuse these two elements into their concerts and dances, as well as adding songs and original compositions to the mix. Their first recording, “More, Please” was released in July of 2018, and as the name suggests, they went on to record another album in June, 2021. Follow Eloise & Co. on Facebook.
Becky Tracy: fiddle, octave fiddle, vocals
Rachel Bell: accordion, piano, vocals
More info about Becky and Rachel at http://www.rachelbellmusic.com and http://www.blackislemusic.com and https://eloiseandco.bandcamp.com/
“It would be difficult to overstate the sheer joy experiencing Eloise & Co. brings. It exhibits my favorite combination of exuberant, even virtuosic playing with loose precision—a favorite oxymoron—and earthy, vulnerable vocals. Having recorded a great deal of Celtic, acoustic, Americana, et. Al. Over the years, ‘Eloise’s’ qualities make its performances instantly accessible.”
—Alfred Grunwell, recording engineer and sound technician
Casey Murray & Molly Tucker are a Boston-based folk duo. With Molly on fiddle and Casey on cello, guitar and banjo, the two play original and traditional tunes in Celtic, New England, and Old Time styles. They spent their first two years as a duo writing tunes and songs from a distance while Casey attended Berklee College of Music and Molly attended Oberlin College and Conservatory. Now both residing in Boston, the two delight dancers and audiences alike with their infectious energy and groove. Casey and Molly are releasing their debut album After the Sky Weeps in spring 2022.
For more information about Casey and Molly: website: https://www.caseyandmolly.com
Newly released track: https://caseyandmolly.bandcamp.com/releases
This concert is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through grants from the local cultural councils of Alford Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Monterey, Mt. Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Richmond, Sandisfield, Sheffield, and Tyringham Local Cultural Councils.
TapRoot Sessions events are Sponsored by Big Elm Brewing.
Saturday, Apr. 23
Sat. Apr. 23rd: 7pm - 9pm
91 Main St.
Sheffield, Massachusetts, 01257