The Kitchen Theatre opens a play this week called Last Train to Nibroc, by Arlene Hutton. In addition to being a beautiful, romantic play performed by two stellar actors, it’s a wonderful chance to hear some great old style music by local musicians.
The main musical theme, entitled “Home”, was composed by Ithaca College student Rob Dietz in the style of an early bluegrass waltz. Dietz is the conductor of Ithacappella, IC’s award-winning male a cappella group. Joining Dietz at Rep Studio to record the music for Last Train to Nibroc was Harry Nichols, guitar, Stephanie Jenkins, banjo & vocals, and Rosie Newton, fiddle & vocals. Harry is a member of Ithacappella and plays with Rob in a folk/blues duo called Passing Through (http://www.myspace.com/musicpassingthrough). Stephanie and Rosie play together locally as The Pearly Snaps (http://www.myspace.com/thepearlysnaps). Both duos are great–so musical and tight. Bringing them together was a blast. They created a gorgeous sound pretty much instantly.