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The Red Hen Stringband Live on Atlantic Weekly Pt 1

Innovative Old-Time Music from
the American South and Beyond
Red Hen Stringband
with special guest Joe Newberry
on Atlantic Weekly Pt 1
Saturday September 25, 2010, 8-10am

Red Hen String Band

RED HEN, with special guest Joe Newberry, will be performing in concert Saturday, September 25th at 7:30pm at The CFOOT Studio-1106 West Main St. Charlottesville

WORKSHOPS with Red Hen Stringband on Saturday 3-5pm: Fiddle (Int/Adv) with Jane Rothfield, Singing/Harmony with David Kiphuth and Linda Schrade, and (Int/Adv) Guitar (alternative chords/celtic stylings with Old Time music) with Allan Carr.

Reservations: to register for the workshops, email Pete Vigour.

RED HEN will also play for the Greenwood Contradance in the Greenwood Community Center on Sunday, September 26th at 6:30pm

Acoustic quartet Red Hen Stringband delves into the deeper roots of American traditional music, playing songs and tunes from Appalachian Old-Time and Celtic sources. Their authenticity is enhanced when mixed with award-winning music (2010 Best Original Tune at Clifftop) and songs written by band members. Red Hen Stringband is Jane Rothfield (fiddle, banjo and vocals), Linda Schrade (guitar, vocals), Scottish native Allan Carr (guitar, acoustic bass, vocals) and Dave Kiphuth (banjo, banjo-dobro, vocals). Boasting distinctive lead voices with great harmonies and hot tunes, Red Hen Stringband is acoustic Americana at its best – true roots or roost music!

Since forming in 2008 Red Hen Stringband has performed at concerts, contra dances and festivals with their special brand of Old-Time Music-including the Dance Flurry Festival (Saratoga Springs NY, Old Songs Festival (Altamont NY), New Bedford Summerfest (New Bedford MA), Perkassie Coffeehouse (PA), Common Ground on the Hill Festival, The 8th Step (Schdy NY) and at the \ International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis Tennesee. In Spring 2011, Red Hen Stringband will appear live on The Midnight Special Radio Show out of Chicago with veteran Folk DJ Rich Warren. Their debut CD CROSSING, has been extremely well received and is getting radio play around the country.

“Red Hen combines peerless musicianship with tunes and songs that will move your feet…and your heart. Jane Rothfield, Linda Schrade, Allan Carr and David Kiphuth honor the traditions that came before them, but at the same time feel right at home contributing a new lick or phrase to music’s timeline. Above all, they are having fun and it shows! I love this band!” Joe Newberry (Big Medicine, HIcks, Craver and Watson)

“I also was blown away by Red Hen– an old-timey band with great tunes and songs, wonderful style and poise. They were an unexpected surprise and a highlight of the NE Regional Folk Alliance weekend!” Ron Olesku WFDU radio DJ TRADITIONS

Review of CROSSING, by Red Hen-Greg Haymes, Nippertown.com “Magnificent vocal harmonies and a trio of ace instrumentals. Striking the delicate balance between the traditional and traditionally minded original tunes, “Crossing” is a perfect introduction to Red Hen, who make honest, sparkling acoustic music. This is pretty stuff, and fun, too.”

JOE NEWBERRY - Joe Newberry is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. Best known for his powerful and innovative banjo playing, he is a prizewinning guitarist, fiddler, and singer as well. Joe makes music with the string band Big Medicine, old-time music stalwarts Bill Hicks, Mike Craver, and Jim Watson, and with mandolinist and singer Mike Compton. He writes songs that show up on the Bluegrass charts, does solo and studio work, and teaches and performs at festivals at home and abroad.


Jane Rothfield (fiddle, banjo, vocals)
Jane’s award-winning fiddling adds fire and whimsy to the Red Hen sound. She moves easily from driving old time to country tunes and romantic Celtic melodies and doubles on groove banjo. Her clear, true voice adds a plaintive note to Red Hen. Jane teaches fiddle and banjo privately and also performs and teaches at The Old Songs and Philadelphia Folk Festivals with Groovemama and teaches fiddle at the Old Songs Fiddle & Strings Camp.

Linda Schrade (vocals, guitar)
Linda’s pure voice and expressive singing goes right to the heart, with a powerful quality that stops people in their tracks. Whether singing lead or harmony, her beautiful voice rises to the top. With Parents’ Council awards for two Gentle Wind children’s albums, Linda has recorded with John and Trish Miller, vocalists Sarah Pirtle, Lui Collins, Cosy Sheridan and more. Linda’s rhythm guitar with Red Hen defines their solid groove. Linda is the owner of Saratoga Bead in Saratoga Springs.

Allan Carr (vocals, guitar, bass)
Born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland, Allan brings his amazing Celtic guitar, bass playing and powerful voice to the Americana music of Red Hen. With wife Jane Rothfield, Allan has performed for 30 years, beginning as a duo and in Scottish band Hadden, Rothfield and Carr (with Silly Wizard bassist Martin Hadden), in NY-based band Atlantic Bridge and Jane’s Gang. His originals songs, arrangements and superb voice are essential to Red Hen’s band sound.

David Kiphuth (vocals, bluegrass and old time banjo, dobro/banjo)
“Lonesome” Dave, a banjo devotee since 1962, is an outstanding bluegrass, old time banjo player and singer. His tasty playing is unrivaled for backing up a singer and on blazing tunes. David has played with Phil Rosenthal and for years played the bluegrass circuit. David performs regularly with wife Linda, as well as with John Kirk and Trish Miller and other Upstate NY bands. David’s high, lonesome voice lends a true mountain flavor to Red Hen. He is also teaches banjo privately and at Banjo Camp North (near Boston), The Common Ground on the Hill and at Old Songs in Voorheesville NY. David is also an accomplished artist and illustrator.
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