|Sunday 05 April 2015 @ 02:00pm : -
You won’t encounter a fresher delivery of the Appalachian old-time stringband style than comes from this upbeat trio who first took Brooklyn by surprise and still have their base – and an impressive following – there. Named after the 19th Century Columbus Washboard Company’s Dubl Handi musical washboard (pronounced double-handy), they’ve added a hugely-appealing rhythmic groove to traditional well-loved songs and tunes. They’ve taken oldtime and bluegrass music and turned that into their own joyful music making!
Recently named Best Bluegrass Band in NYC by the Village Voice in November of 2014 Dubl Handi is drawing new audiences, and oldtime music lovers into well-done and fantastic arrangments of traditional music. Opening the doors to people of all ages, Dubl Handi’s perspective and arrangements have made traditional music even more accessible to all walks of life, and also to those who have never been exposed to folk or bluegrass or banjo played in a traditional way.
The band is comprised of Hilary Hawke, Brian Geltner, and Jon LaDeau.
Hilary has conquered the keening vocal style that is the hallmark of so many of the great old field recordings and the album, rich in texture and deep character, has won superb reviews and much radio exposure on this side of the Atlantic. Brian Geltner is known for his brilliant drumming and rhythmic virtuosity. Playing on a suitcase kick drum and snare, he’s able to add dynamics and subtleties to a driving drumming beat! Completing the line up on guitar and vocals is stylish Jon LaDeau with roots and country blues influences that he’s turned into a appealing style all his own.