SPECIAL GUEST RICK DIDIA
Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, respectively, singer-songwriter Melody Walker and picker extraordinaire Jacob Groopman have fused their influences into a style they like to call “Americali.” They define it as Americana with a California twist, but of course, it’s much more. Drawing from diverse genres and provocative songwriting yet staying close to their American folk roots, the duo create literate music that honors tradition, yet sounds completely of the moment. Fresh off winning the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, and Telluride and RockyGrass competition wins with their bluegrass project Front Country, Melody and Jacob have been tearing it up in 2013 and just released their first Duo record, “We Made It Home”, produced by Grammy-winning bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis.
Based right here in Richmond, Melody and Jacob are already among the Bay Area’s best and brightest, establishing a national reputation for their songwriting, playing and singing. Mike Witcher is a fantastic Dobro player, and has performed for us before as a member of Peter Rowan’s Big Twang Theory! This is a show you do not want to miss!
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