8 February 2019
Emerald Rae opens
Concert starts at 8:00 pm
. . .
Photo by Anna Colliton
- Cold Chocolate plays a style of bluegrass that is so ridiculously good, that I really love Cold Chocolate. Singer and guitarist, Ethan Robbins has a depth and soul to his voice that blends certain aspects of soul and blues music into their traditionally instrumented sound, creating a unique quality that makes their music far more than a couple pickers playing Bill Monroe tunes. This is something special. High energy, excellent harmonies, and, of course, killer picking from the group makes Cold Chocolate an experience that you won’t want to miss out on. Brian Carroll Red Line Roots
- They sound softer than the dew on the mountainside, harder than a Harley pushing back red dust, sweeter than true love. Simon Waxman, The Boston Review
- . . .
- Emerald Rae takes her folk roots into fresh sounding regions, maxing out her axe’s potential in the service of her consistently compelling melodies. A spell-caster of no small skill, Ms. Rae matches her bowing prowess with appealing use of her fiddle for strumming and plucking vocal punctuation. Minimal production touches provide the ideal finish on one of the year’s more fetching releases. Duane Verh, Roots Music Report
- The self-titled album is quite stunning — sharp, solid soundscapes, rich with intensity; a striking balance of fragility and substance. Joshua Farber, Unity House Concerts
- Reliably one of the sweetest and friendliest people in the biz, as well as being a great player . . . and on top of the business end too. Russell Gusetti, Blackstone River Theatre (Venue & Festival)