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Max Godfey and Elias Alexander (Special Event)

  • 10 Sep 2015
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Janie Meneely's house (Carroll House), Takoma Park, MD
Max Godfrey and Elias Alexander are the New Millennium Jelly Rollers. They play Southern American music with rare soul, striking a dynamic balance between rootedness and spontaneity. Their performance will include mountain ballads, fiddle tunes, work songs and country blues on fiddle, guitar, banjo, harmonica, and cajon. Many of these songs are participatory, so come ready to cut loose, sing out, and have a great time!

Max Godfrey comes from Georgia, and has a voice that sounds like a Lomax field recording. No wonder then, that he delved into traditional music whole hog, and learned a large repertoire ranging from old-time fiddle to prison blues. He'll play dance music when the situation calls for it, but he's also committed to bringing the traditional rhythm-setting work songs to present-day cooperative organic farmers for application to modern work.

Elias Alexander is originally from Oregon, and is slowly becoming a New England regular by way of college in Vermont and a new home base in Boston. A writer and actor as well as a multi-instrumentalist musician, Elias plays everything from Afro-Celtic to brass band music. Although he probably won't show off for us, he has been known to play bagpipes while riding a unicycle.

Did we mention that each of these talented performers is a still young twenty-something?

Join Max and Elias for a raucous, foot-pounding evening of southern traditional songs and tunes at Janie Meneely's home in Takoma Park. Doors open at 7:30, music starts at 8:00 pm. Suggested donation: $15 (more if you wish--all proceeds go to the performers). Dessert, coffee and wine. Reservations required: E-mail Janie Meneely or call 443-786-0463.

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