Molly's Boys Jug Band to Perform at the Bloomsburg Children's Museum

Just for Kids

August 18, 2018

1:00 PM

Bloomsburg Childrens Museum

 

 

What: Molly’s Boys Jug Band           When: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18th

Where: The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum, 2 West 7th Street, Bloomsburg

Sponsors: The Children’s Museum and The Exchange                      Cost: Free to all

 


 

Calling all musicians – and by this we mean anyone who can bang on a can!  Molly’s Boys, an old-fashioned jug band, will perform at The Children’s Museum in Bloomsburg starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, the 18th of August, and they will encourage everyone in the audience to participate with the band in a “jam session” using homemade instruments, including spoons and washtub bass.

During the all-ages presentation, the band will describe how to build simple instruments out of materials you can find at home, from kitchen utensils to five-gallon buckets.

As part of its mission to bring the arts to all communities throughout our region, The Exchange joins with The Children’s Museum to co-sponsor this event which fits with the Museum’s mission to enrich the lives of people in the region by fostering a lifelong love of learning through enjoyable interactive programs and exhibits that bring out the imagination of every child and the child in every visitor.

The three-person band plays contemporary and old-time songs and original tunes on banjo, guitars, clarinet, saxophone, flute, washboard, and musical saw, among other noisemaking things.

A classically trained professional musician, David Driskell has played clarinet since age 9 and has developed his own unique style using homemade instruments in classrooms and school assemblies.   He studied at the Aspen Music Festival, Interlochen Arts Academy, and the University of Colorado, majoring in music performance. For thirty years, he toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe with the Sadie Green Sales Jugband, and since 2002 he has taken part in the Pennsylvania Arts Council's Residency Program.  Proficient on clarinet, saxophone, flute, banjo, and other instruments, David plays many unconventional ones as well.

Allan Combs II, from Bloomsburg, started playing Blues guitar at the age of 13 and never looked back.  For three years now a full-time singer/songwriter and guitarist, he draws on inspiration from his musical heroes and channels the Motown and Rock n’ Roll sounds from years past into his own original compositions.  In January 2018, Allan and a duo partner competed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, and made it to the semi-finals.  In any given week, you can find Allan performing locally as well as working in the studio as a session musician; in addition to his solo work, he also plays with Heartland Drive and Soul Medicine, two bands based in Lewisburg.

A teacher in the Danville area for the last 25 years and pretty much self-taught on guitar, Gerry Cavaliere wrote children’s songs for his kids and performed at their childcare centers and schools.  Following a 16-year hiatus, he picked up his guitar out of storage in 2016, after one of his children received a guitar for Christmas.  After playing with each of his current bandmates at local open mics, Gerry had the idea of all three of them performing together for his students – although he had never played in a band before nor sung into a microphone; he feels grateful for the opportunity to do both.

 

For more information about The Children’s Museum and its many programs, visit The-Childrens-Museum.org.  For more information about The Exchange and its varied art and music offerings, visit ExchangeArts.org. For more information about Molly’s Boys, contact Gerry Cavaliere at 570-428-5390 or gwcavaliere@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 


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