|. A limited number of Friday ($40) and Saturday ($50) passes are available but only with a payment by check to WVBF, 114 Dey Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.
While event tickets are still available, rooms at La Tourelle are now sold out. We are booking rooms at the Holiday Inn Ithaca located on Cayuga Street, across the street from the Finger Lakes Wine Center and a 5 minute walk from the Commons and Moosewood. Double queen rooms are available for $99 with jamming and quiet wings. Visit www.hiithaca.com for more information.
FRIDAY SCHEDULE @ LA TOURELLE
The Gibson Brothers will be opening Winter Village with a songwriting workshop at 1pm, mandolin and fiddle at 2 and 3, and an unplugged band workshop at 4pm. The band will perform two sets Friday night at 8:30 and 9:30pm. Rebecca Colleen and the ChoreLads will open Friday’s show at 7:30pm. A late night show, Bobby Henrie’s Flatpickin’ Party, has just been added at 10:30. IBMA Hall of Famer and WCNY’s Bluegrass Ramble DJ Bill Knowlton will be emceeing on Friday night. Southern Comfort dinner by Simply Red Bistro ($10) will be served at the opening reception, beginning at 5pm. Let the jamming begin!
SATURDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON @ LA TOURELLE
Saturday workshops and performances will feature Tony Trischka & Territory (with Michael Daves and Darol Anger) and Sierra Hull & Highway 111. Workshops begin at 10am at La Tourelle with a fiddle workshop (Darol Anger and Christian Ward), a guitar workshop (Michael Daves and Jake Stargel), a 11am mandolin workshop (Sierra Hull), a bass workshop (Jacob Eller), and at 1pm, a banjo workshop (Tony Trischka and Zach Gilmer) and a songwriting workshop (John Cadley and Terry Burns).
Saturday afternoon performances at La Tourelle include a 3pm set by Tony Trischka & Territory and a 4pm set by Sierra Hull & Highway 111. The Jesse Alexander Band will be opening the afternoon, performing at 2pm.
SATURDAY NIGHT BIG SHOW @ HANGAR THEATRE
The Saturday Evening Big Show will move to the Hangar Theatre. Ithaca’s Cornerstone will open the show at 7:30pm, Tony Trischka & Territory will follow at 8:30, and Sierra Hull & Highway 111 will perform at 9:30. Molly & the Motonix will be welcoming concert goers with music in the Chamber lobby.
SATURDAY EVENING DINNER EVENTS & TRANSPORTATION
To ease the chilly transition from La Tourelle to the Hangar, two special downtown dinner & music events are being offered to festival visitors . Ithaca’s renowned Moosewood Restaurant and their downtown Dewitt Mall neighbor and festival sponsor, the Ithaca Guitar Works, are hosting a Bluegrass ‘n Beans dinner with 15% dinner discounts offered to festival ticket holders and music by the Notorius Stringbusters. The new downtown Finger Lakes Wine Center is hosting a Bluegrass ‘n BBQ dinner event featuring the music of Diamond Someday. $12 for pulled pork and fixin’s with cash bar of Finger Lakes wines and beers. A ‘designated driver’ van service from La Tourelle to downtown dinner events and the concert will be provided (cost in the $5 range for a one way ride) for those who don’t have proper snow tires or, well, may be having too much fun!! Late night jamming will likely resume after the show at both La Tourelle and the Holiday Inn.
SUNDAY MORNING@ La Tourelle
Sunday morning at La Tourelle will feature the Ithaca string trio Hope Greitzer, Tom Hodsgon and Rick Manning performing unplugged at La Tourelle, followed by a jam with some WVBF performers and guest playing gospel and other songs and tunes.
SATURDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS SAMPLER
One great way to get a taste of Winter Village would be to book at room on Saturday night at the Holiday Inn, check out the dinner events and the Saturday evening concert at the Hangar Theatre.
Visit www.wintervillagebluegrass.org for information on the event and how to purchase tickets and book a room. You can also call Rick Manning, WVBF Director at 607-592-4647.
FINGERLAKES CLIMATE FUND
WVBG will make a donation to the Finger Lakes Climate Fund for weatherization projects in the Finger Lakes to offset the travel costs for headliner bands. To learn more about this important program visit www.fingerlakesclimatefund.org.
SOME WEB AND YOU TUBE LINKS OF FESTIVAL ARTISTS
Visit Sierra’s web page at www.sierrahull.com . To learn more about her years at Berkelee School of Music at the first bluegrass musican selected as the Presidential Scholar visit www.sierrahull.com/videos
Adam Steffey and Sierra Hull at Rivercity Bluegrass Festival workshop January 7, 2012. The tune is “Chinquapin Hunting” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oAWdAuwy4M
Sierra Hull performs “Tell Me Tomorrow” from her album Daybreak http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHa_0sd5qhI&feature=related
Sierra Hull performs “Chasin’ Skies” from her album Daybreak http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2ihs2PPf8s&feature=related
To learn about Tony in more detail visit www.tonytrischka.com . Tony produced Steve Martin’s banjo recording “Rare Bird Alert”, which was recently nominated for a 2012 Grammy.
Tony Trischka appears on Late Night with David Letterman. Guests include Steve Martin, Bela Fleck, Michael Daves on guitar, Skip Ward on bass and Britanny Haas on fiddle.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZN8EpfmBcc
Wonderful piece covering the reuniting of Bela Fleck and his music teacher Tony Trischka. Charles Osgood interviews the two musicians, and is clearly thrilled as he sits in for some banjo pickin’ with the masters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfwOYsYxO7s
Tony Trischka and Territory with special guest Brittany Haas perform “The Fox Chase” at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, NY on 7/16/2011. Brought to you by Less Than Face Productions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UlaKd9a9NA
The Gibson Brothers perform at the Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival, Preston, Connecticut on June 4, 2011. Original song ‘Iron and Diamonds’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9SiZdsFgSE&feature=related
Also at Strawberry Park performing Jim and Jesse standard ‘I’ll Never Love Anybody But You’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9SiZdsFgSE&feature=related
The Gibson Brothers sing their hit song “Walkin’ West of Memphis” by Chris Henry at Northern Adirondack School in Ellenburg Depot, New York on May 21, 2011
Michael Daves is a member of Tony Trischka & Territory, a great vocalist and flatpicker, and will be performing on Saturday afternoon and evening at Winter Village. He also performs in Thile-Daves a duo with mandolin wizard Chris Thile.
To learn more about Michael Daves visit his web page at www. http://michaeldaves.com
To learn more about Thile/Daves visit www.thiledaves.com
Darol Anger will be joining Territory at Winter Village. Darol was a founding member of the David Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Phsycograss (with Tony Trischka) and the Republic of Strings. He is now on the string faculty of the Berkelee School of Music in Boston.
To learn more about Darol visit his web site at www.darolanger.com
Darol Anger playing at a 2003 David Grisman Quintet Reunion with Grisman, Mike Marshal, and Tony Rice. http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/bzo-5Q-VaGI
A couple of great Psychograss clips with Darol and Tony http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSrGmmpj6Ws&feature=related ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IukSA52fzkQ&feature=related
WVBF SOUND CREW
Winter Village sound is provided by Calf Audio, owned by Barney Cole and Will Russell, Owner of Electric Wilburland Studio.