Back-to-back acoustic string band concerts to be presented at Arts at the Armory in Somerville

Seventh and eighth concerts of the season, many more on the horizon


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Who: The Freewheel Trio & Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and Matt Witler

When: Monday, December 7, 7:30pm (the café opens at 6:00pm)

Who: Wrong is Right and Morgan Weidinger and friends

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 7:30pm (the café opens at 6:00pm)

Where: Somerville Armory Café, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville

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Admission: Free-will offering, suggested $5-10, cash.

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Back-to-Back Acoustic String Band Concerts: The Freewheel Trio & Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and Matt Witler – Monday, December 7 & Wrong is Right and Morgan Weidinger and friends – Wednesday, December 9 at Arts at the Armory Café

Part of notloB Music’s Rising Talent Café Series

Seventh and eighth concerts of the season, many more on the horizon


(Somerville, MA) Over two evenings in early December the notloB Music concert series will team up once again with Arts at the Armory to present special acoustic performances, this time by rising Berklee Colllege of Music students or recent graduates The Freewheel Trio, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and Matt Witler (Monday, December 7) and Wrong is Right and Morgan Weidinger and friends (Wednesday, December 9).



The Freewheel Trio is a contemporary string band based out of Denver, Colorado. Through shared experiences in the bluegrass, old-time, classical, and American jazz traditions, the Freewheel Trio approaches both original and traditional music with the weight of this varied musical background behind their creative process. The trio is committed to versatility, both in their approaches to the performance of their instruments, and with the musical traditions they explore as a group. This versatility fosters a close connection with audiences and a unique style from a familiar instrumentation.
Joe D’Esposito is a violinist and composer from Long Island, NY, and is currently based out of Denver, CO. Playing and performing violin from a young age brought him to Ithaca, NY to study with Susan Waterbury as well as to complete a degree in music education. Joe has performed in both the contemporary string band setting and the classical setting across the U.S. Through his involvement in music, Joe hopes to foster a more equitable music education system, and a personal connection with his audiences.
Mike Robinson is a guitarist, composer and singer based in Brooklyn, NY. Although often referred to as a bluegrass musician, Mike comes from a very diverse background of jazz and various styles of the American music canon. In addition to the Freewheel Trio, he is currently a member of the Brooklyn folk group, The Leeway, and Colorado based progressive acoustic group Taarka. 

Andrew Ryan is a bassist and composer who makes his home in Denver, CO, where he contributes to the thriving jazz, classical, and acoustic music scenes. A gripping performer and sensitive collaborator, his playing stresses the versatility and personality of the double bass. 
Andrew Ryan is a bassist and composer who makes his home in Denver, CO, where he contributes to the thriving jazz, classical, and acoustic music scenes. A gripping performer and sensitive collaborator, his playing stresses the versatility and personality of the double bass. 

Bronwyn Keith‐Hynes is a Boston-based musician originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. Accepted on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at age 16, she graduated in 2013 with a Professional Diploma in Violin Performance. Bronwyn is fast gaining recognition for her fiddling across bluegrass and acoustic music circles. Her playing, improvising, and writing are informed by her past five years of intense immersion in the Boston acoustic music scene and time spent studying traditional Irish and Cape Breton music before moving to Boston. Bronwyn has performed with Peter Rowan, The Milk Carton Kids, Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug and Tony Trischka. In 2014 Bronwyn won first place in the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship in Winfield, KS. In 2014, Bronwyn also was selected to attend the prestigious Acoustic Music Seminar in Savannah GA, where she was one of sixteen students to participate in a groundbreaking new program of intense study with such notable acoustic musicians as Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, Casey Driessen and more. 


Matt Witler grew up in Los Angeles, California. Starting on the fiddle at the age of nine, Matt fell in love with old time and bluegrass music. At the age of 14 he picked up the mandolin and began to study music in earnest. Under the guidance of teacher Evan Marshall, he learned the fundamentals of mandolin playing, improvisation, and musical interpretation. While Matt is rooted in the bluegrass tradition, he has explored and been influenced by Jazz, classical, and pop music. In 2010, he moved to Boston and began studying at the Berklee College of Music. While there he had the opportunity to study with many great musicians including John McGann, Darol Anger, Julian Lage, Andy Statman, Mike Compton, and Tim O’Brien. In 2012 Matt won first place in both the mandolin, and flatpick guitar contests at Rockygrass bluegrass festival. Matt is currently based in Boston and is a founding member of The Lonely Heartstring Band, a progressive bluegrass group that has been performing around North America for the past two years.



Wrong Is Right is the blend of mandolin, fiddle and upright bass, played by Jake Howard, Sumaia Jackson and Mike Gaisbacher respectively. These three vibrant players and tune-writers met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music. Bringing backgrounds in many American roots music styles with combined skill and finesse on their instruments, Wrong Is Right is carving a path through the contemporary acoustic scene. With driving groove and elegant melodic interpretation, they explore the converging aspects of Bluegrass, Jazz and other roots music. Their poise and witty personalities bring their music to life.

Born and raised in the great bluegrass state of Ohio and currently residing in Boston, Jake attends school at the Berklee College of Music. With a background in Bluegrass music, he now studies Jazz and other roots music since beginning his studies at Berklee. Most of Jake’s free time is spent tuning his mandolin, and also is sometimes seen playing the mandolin.

Sumaia began studying classical music in California at the tiny age of 5. About eight years into her studies she was captivated by Irish and Scottish fiddle music. In 2012, she began studying at Berklee College of Music where she has since branched out into Old Time fiddle music, Bluegrass and Jazz. She plays all this, sometimes on a fiddle with five strangs, also on one of them ones with four strangs.

Sometimes known as “MAN WITH CELLO”, Mike plays the bass and also lives in Boston having graduated from Berklee College of Music. Since arriving in Boston in 2013, he has broadened his playing to include The Jazz, The Bluegrass, and Old-time roots music. Mike enjoys long walks on the beach and sunsets.

Morgan Weidinger is a St. Louis-born violinist who also plays piano, guitar, and sings. Although Morgan’s initial training emphasized classical music, she now performs her own songs and creative covers. In 2015 she hopes to incorporate wireless sound and Ableton in her live performance. Morgan sings while she plays her violin, sometimes looping the guitar underneath. 
Morgan made her Carnegie Hall debut on the violin at age 14 as a member of her high school Symphonic Orchestra and performed at Alice Tully Hall in 2012. Over the last three years, she has studied with rock violinist Adam DeGraff, revolutionary 6-string violinist Tracy Silverman, and Berklee fiddle Professor Darol Anger.
In 2013, Morgan was accepted to Berklee College of Music with a full-tuition scholarship to study Performance and begin the next stage of her career. She performs year-round as a solo and featured musician in Boston and St. Louis. 

And friends? You’ll have to come to find out!
These are the seventh and eighth concerts of the notloB Music’s current season presented at this venue. As it did at its long-running Loring-Greenough concert series, admission is by free-will donation, suggested $5 students/low income, $10+ all others.

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About the series

Founded in 2007, notloB Music has presented close to 200 folk, old-time, blue grass, string band and Celtic concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area.



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Food and getting there.

Food, coffee/tea and beer/wine are served by the Armory staff.

Free parking in the back lot and on street.

MBTA: Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MBTA Red Line. Also served via MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop, or from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.

Bicycle: The Armory is four blocks (down Lowell Street) from the Somerville Community Path.

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