Our Album of the Week from Saturday 8th May will be Bruce Molsky’s Soon Be Time. Ross caught up with Bruce after Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop’s concert at Strachur Memorial Hall.
Incidently, you can also hear this concert from 10pm on Saturday 8th May, starting with support, Bellevue Rendezvous.
Alone or with fellow musicians; guitar, fiddle, or banjo in hand, Bruce Molsky has been exploring traditional musics from an astonishingly broad range of cultures over the past two decades – synthesizing them and refracting them through his own evolving sensibilities to the point where the sources of his inspiration transform themselves into a sound that is uniquely his. While most identified with traditional American old-time music, Molsky’s influences range from the Appalachian soul of Tommy Jarrell to Delta blues; from the haunting modal strains of Irish music to the rhythmically nimble music of Eastern Europe. Soon Be Time is his sixth solo album, and is his most demanding, personal statement to date. The unifying element of Soon Be Time sounds simple, yet it required an immense amount of consideration and concentration.