It’s a venerable tradition as old as American music itself… And that’s why FOLA will be presenting ‘The Sky Blue Boys’ at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium on Saturday, May 25 at 7 PM.
Two guys with a mandolin and guitar, a musical teamwork built of habit, their voices fused in the special blend produced by kinship. They were called “brothers duets,” and during the 1930s and ‘40s it was the predominant format in country music, practiced by now-legendary teams of brothers on radio stations and stage shows throughout the countryside.
In Vermont, Dan and Willy Lindner, The Sky Blue Boys, have revived the tradition. Willy and Dan have played together for decades. They formed the celebrated Vermont bluegrass band Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys in 1972 and have toured and recorded extensively in that context, as well as sitting in on shows and recording sessions for many of the region’s top acoustic musicians. It’s that clean, evocative sound The Sky Blue Boys now recreate for audiences throughout New England…a reminder of things past, and of things constant.
Tickets are $8 a person and may be purchased on-line by clicking HERE to go to FOLA’s web site at www.fola.us. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on May 25 or, up to that date, in Ludlow at Peoples United Bank, the Book Nook, and the Wine and Cheese Depot. For further information, call 802-228-7239 or email@example.com.