Guitar and banjo player Larry Unger and fiddler Audrey Knuth are a Boston based traditional duo who play exhilarating tunes with driving rhythms. Their concerts feature American and Celtic tunes with elements of other traditions including swing and blues. They also draw from Larry’s catalog of original fiddle tunes, which have been featured in several of Ken Burns’ documentaries. Declared a “guitar genius” by Sing Out Magazine, Larry Unger joins fiddler Audrey Knuth for an unforgettable evening full of stirring musical experiences.
Larry & Audrey are appearing at Halsway as part of the team running our Autumn Dance Holiday for callers, musicians and dancers; the concert will last approximately an hour, after which there will be an informal, friendly and fun dance lead by Ted Morse with band Meg ‘n’ Mor. All concert attendees will be made very welcome should you wish to stay and dance – Audrey and Larry will have got your feet tapping, so why not join the fun?!
Larry Unger has been a full-time musician since 1984 and has presented a diverse range of musical performances across the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia. Titled “master guitarist” by Dirty Linen, Unger has played with many top contra dance bands and has accompanied such fiddlers as Judy Hyman, Matt Glaser, and Lissa Schneckenburger. Larry’s original waltzes and fiddle tunes have been played and recorded by musicians around the world and can also be heard in four Ken Burns documentaries including, Our National Parks. Initially studying blues guitar with Etta Baker and John Jackson and later taking up the banjo and bass, Unger has become one of the most sought-after rhythm players in the country. He has a great breadth of understanding of traditional music to complement his considerable technical proficiency and enjoys telling stories about the origins of his music and the people who taught him.
Hailing from Honolulu, Audrey Knuth moved to Boston in 2008 to attend Berklee College of Music and to explore the thriving New England folk scene. After graduating, Audrey has made a name for herself in the music community, namely as a dance fiddler and audio engineer. With her contra dance band, The Free Raisins, she has travelled across the East Coast playing for dances and concerts. She’s equally adept at teaching workshops, and has been on staff at the renowned Pinewoods Music Camp in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Audrey’s fiddle playing can be described as rhythmically lively; she’s guaranteed to get you up and dancing.Book now