Upstairs at The Globe 22 Feb
Jeri Foreman & Ruth Eliza
Jeri has been playing and loving old-time fiddle for about a decade and is a founder of the Glasgow Old Time Session. After playing all of the major folk festivals in Australia, she went travelling and jamming through North America and Europe, settling in Scotland in 2018. She now works as a session musician and tours with a wide variety of projects including The Fountaineers. Influences include: Brittany Haas, Bruce Molsky, Tommy Jarrell, Tara Nevins, Rayna Gellert and Rhiannon Giddens.
A well-established clawhammer banjo player on the UK scene, Ruth’s rhythmic and melodic clawhammer style draws on her love of traditional old-time Appalachian music as well as contemporary banjoists. She also plays in Blue Lass, an all-female five-piece old-time and bluegrass band. Influences include Allison De Groot, Adam Hurt, John Herrman, Sarah Jarosz, Abigail Washburn, Chris Coole, Frank Evans.
Join them together and the sparks start flying! Jeri and Ruth have spent many a late hour jamming at festivals and now join forces as a duo to produce powerful, driving fiddle and banjo tunes and songs. Past performances include Gainsborough Old-Time Festival, Fire In The Mountain, Gower Bluegrass Festival and Moniaive Bluegrass Festival. They will be recording an album in early 2024.
Jeri Foreman – Fiddle, vocals
Ruth Eliza – Clawhammer banjo, vocals
Joe Danks & Rowan Piggott were introduced at in 2021 and bonded over a shared passion for Old-time
Appalachian music. They released their eponymous debut album in 2023, with two UK tours in support
of the release, BBC Radio 2 airplay and festival performances throughout the summer. The success of
the album’s release is closely followed by ‘Moving Lightly’ a 7″ single comprising of two live favourites.
Expect dynamic and hypnotic music on fiddle, banjo and gourd banjo, punctuated with close harmony
singing of traditional and modern songs. Influenced by contemporary musicians like Rayna Gellert and
Jake Blount as well as first-wave recording artists like John Hartford and Bill Monroe, they create
contemporary Appalachian music with modern audiences in mind. Old Spot sees two musicians from
different traditions exploring a shared musical love and creating traditional music that is bursting with
joy and imagination
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