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02/10/2018 - 7:30 pm

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

Garth Newel Music Center
403 Garth Newel Lane
Hot Springs, VA 24445 United States

FREE Workshop 1-3 pm: Bruce Molsky, Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch will introduce the unique qualities of traditional music and teach participants to play some Appalachian tunes. Participants should be able to learn short phrases of music by ear. This workshop is open to the public and all instruments are welcome.

Picnic at 6 pm
Doors Open at 7 pm
Concert at 7:30 pm

Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered “multi-hyphenated career” ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music. For decades, he’s been a globetrotting performer and educator, a recording artist with an expansive discography including seven solo albums, well over a dozen collaborations and two Grammy-nominations.

Allison de Groot combines love for old-time music, technical skill and a creative approach to the banjo forming her own sound – unique and full of personality.  Although firmly rooted in old-time music, she loves to collaborate and create outside this genre, pushing the boundaries of the clawhammer banjo.

Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass’ great young genre-bending pioneers. He got his start as a guitarist in metal bands before immersing himself in the structures of roots music as a member of progressive bluegrass act, The Deadly Gentlemen. Stash has shared the stage with The Del McCoury band, David Grisman and The Yonder Mountain Stringband, to name a few.

Picnic Menu

Roasted Salmon with Tarragon Butter on Warm White Bean and Corn Salad

Artichoke and Vegetable Casserole with Romano and Red Pepper Pesto

Sides, Salads and Desserts



Stay with Us

Complete your Garth Newel experience by spending the night on our 114-acre mountain property. After an evening of music, food and drink, enjoy a short walk to our 1920s Manor House. The spacious and comfortable rooms are quaintly decorated and the original art on display gives you a glimpse into our creative past. A continental breakfast is served in the morning.

The Dining Experience

Garth Newel Music Center has a long tradition of culinary excellence paired with inspiring performances. After many of our concerts our resident chef, Josh Elliott prepares a meal served right in the concert hall. The musicians join the audience in sharing good food and great company.