The Geezer and the Kids
Bryan Bowers, Danny Knicely & Geoff Goodhue
Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:30 pm.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door.
Students (with ID) & Children: $15 advance, $20 door.
$2 per ticket box office fee added to all purchases.
Advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show.
All tickets are general admission.
Join Join us for an evening of masterful picking, fiddling, soulful singing, and storytelling!
Bryan Bowers (Washington state-based Autoharp Hall of Fame member, songwriter, and singer), Danny Knicely (world class Virginian mandolinist, guitarist, and mandocellist), and Geoffrey Goodhue (New England based singer and multi-instrumentalist) come together for a special evening of American folk and mountain music.
About Bryan Bowers:
“Master of the Autoharp, Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller” Born in Yorktown, Virginia, Bryan Bowers was raised in New Bohemia near Petersburg of the Civil War’s Battle Of The Crater fame. As a child, Bowers would tag along with the field workers and gandy dancers and learned to sing old call-and-answer songs. Bowers recalls, “The music I heard while working in the fields was mesmerizing. And, I’d see the gandy dancers coming down the tracks, setting the rails and getting their ties straight. You’ve heard that song `Whup Boys, Can’t you line ’em?, Chack a lack.’ Whup Boys, can’t you line ’em? was the call the leader would sing. Chack a lack was the bounce- back of the hammer after falling on the pin. I just thought that music was something that everyone did. It was years later that I realized what I’d been raised around.”
About Danny Knicely:
Danny Knicely comes from a musical family steeped in a mountain music tradition for generations. He first learned music from his grandfather, A.O. Knicely, who has been playing dances and social events in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia since the 1930's. Danny has used his roots in old-time and bluegrass to explore various types of music from around the world. He has shared his music and collaborated with musicians in a dozen countries spanning four continents, including U.S. State Department tours in Tunisia, Morocco, and Russia.
About Geoff Goodhue:
Having begun Suzuki violin method at age 5, Geoff transitioned his focus to drumming at age 10 and went on to graduate from Ohio University in 2004 with a B.F.A. in Percussion Performance plus a certificate in Environmental Studies. Now living in Charleston, Vermont, Geoff performs regularly as mandolinist and vocalist in both Granite Junction and Beg, Steal or Borrow. Geoff has appeared on Mountain Stage in Morgantown, West Virginia and at Appleton Wisconsin’s Mile of Music with Composer and Producer, Nick Vandenberg. Geoff’s family outfit, The Goodhues Band, has performed with autoharp legend, Bryan Bowers, and was featured at the 2016 Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering in Newport, PA. As a member of Athens Ohio’s Realbilly Jive, Geoff played drums on an album of J.D. Hutchison’s original songs to be released on Howdy Skies Records in September of 2016 in collaboration with folk, country and bluegrass icon, Tim O’Brien.