with Jerry Wicentowski
Marty Cutler, Kenny Kosek
Zack Bruce, Jim Whitney
Thurs. March 27 7:00pm
Jerry Wicentowski has imbibed the vocal stylings of first generation bluegrass singers such as Lester Flatt, Carter Stanley, and Jimmy Martin, then came up with a vocal formula that is his own. Jerry is best known for his critically-acclaimed solo recording ‘Lucky Break’ on which he was assisted by Byron Berline, Tim O’Brien, and Andy Statman
Marty Cutler’s roots in the New York bluegrass scene extend from the mid-’60s as a teen in Washington Square to a long-time membership in the Wretched Refuse String Band. He’s also worked with Hazel Dickens, Peter Rowan, Tex Logan, Frank Wakefield, Laurie Lewis, the Kathy Kallick Band, Bob Paisley, and others. Marty and Kenny Kosek head up Chef of the Pasture, an eclectic, banjo, fiddle, and computer band.
Jim Whitney is a bass player who occupies many musical worlds. He can be heard playing American Roots and Jewish music with the Andy Statman Trio, jazz and Indian classical music with The Journey To Light Ensemble, or country and rock with Miller’s Farm, to name a few. He has played on numerous recordings, and has toured extensively worldwide. The younger generation has heard Jim’s bass on the children’s TV shows Blue’s Clues, Word World, and the new PBS show Peg Plus Cat.
Zack Bruce is a mandolinist, drummer, singer, and artist based in Brooklyn. He is a founding member of the Birdhive Boys, a traditional bluegrass and ”string country” outfit. The Birdhive Boys have shared the stage with Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Dailey and Vincent, Michael Daves and Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, the Deadly Gentlemen, and many others. His mandolin playing is also featured on Julia Weldon’s acclaimed 2013 release “Light is a Ghost”. Zack also holds down the drumming seat for Brooklyn honky tonk band The Boot Heel Drag and Manhattan indie folk artist Anastasia Falcon. When Zack is not making music, he’s making functional and wearable art, which he sells on his Etsy store, “Brooklyn Bluegrass
Kenny Kosek has been playing, recording, composing and teaching fiddle music for 50 years. He is an alumnus of Breakfast Special, Country Cooking, The Jerry Garcia Acoustic band and the David Bromberg band. His Rounder record, Angelwood was called: “Ha
an album that will surprise and delight fans of fiddle music in all its many forms” (Bluegrass Unlimited)”