Grammy nominee Bruce blends past and present to create unique sound

Bruce Molsky is 'one of America's premier fiddling talents' (Mother Jones) and a twice-Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 9:09 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 10:12 am
Bruce Molsky

He has dug into the deepest reaches of mountain music, while growing his own unique voice.

His skill at performing a deep and varied repertoire and a reverence for the past, combined with a relaxed, conversational wit, draws listeners in as if they were sitting on the front porch of Carnegie Hall.

The result has landed him in collaborations with some of the most highly respected players in the world, from roots to rock. Molsky is a guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler’s latest CD, Tracker, playing banjo, fiddle and guitar. His collaboration with Anonymous 4, 1865 – Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks.

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Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like Andy Irvin​e​’s Mozaik, with Celtic giant Donal Lunny, and he has been featured on BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions singing with Joan Osborne, Julie Fowlis and fiddling with Scottish legend Aly Bain and America’s great dobroist Jerry Douglas.

Molsky was recently named by Berklee College of Music as its Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Music Program.

Bruce plays the Eyemouth Hippodrome on Saturday, May 28 at 8pm. Tickets cost £12, from, or on 01890 750099.