Red Dog Run and Milkweed @ Cyber Cafe West

176 Main St.
Binghamton, New York 13905

RED DOG RUN (Featuring Jim Miller, Richie Stearns, Jed Greenberg, and Rosie Newton):
Red Dog Run is a group of veteran musicians and old friends who have spent most of their lives exploring the depths of American roots music. Each member brings a rich musical history of their own and a deep appreciation for the traditions from which they’ve grown. They have performed extensively, together and separately, in projects exploring folk, rock, old time, new wave, country, Celtic, Cajun/Creole, and their own compositions, at clubs, theaters, and festival across the Americas and Europe. In collaboration, they hope to harness that collective inspiration, finding new ways to express the angst and energy of modern life through music.

You’ll recognize the faces: Guitarist Jim Miller, who has shared the stage with everyone from Peter Rowan to Dirk Powell, is best known from his tenure as the third frontman of Donna the Buffalo; Richie Stearns, widely lauded as one of the premiere banjo players in the world, has toured with Bela Fleck and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Willie Watson- credits that pale in comparison to his founder status in The Horse Flies and his stint with Natalie Merchant (and Donna the Buffalo); Fiddler Rosie Newton got her start with the Pearly Snaps, but has shared the stage with Willie Watson and Chris Eldridge, and is best known as Stearns’ most frequent collaborator and as a member of Celtic band Ferintosh; Upright bassist Jed Greenberg, who played bass with Donna the Buffalo for a decade and continues to play old-time fiddle with The Buvas.

Milkweed is a bit of a supergroup in its own right, featuring Claire Byrne (Driftwood, The Lutheran Skirts, Wildcat Creek, The Honey Spots) on mandolin and vocals, Joseph Alston (of The Dangerous Maybes and the Slaves) on guitar and vocals, Jackie Colombo (The Lutheran Skirts) on guitar and vocals, and Bess Greenberg (The Falconers, Pete Ruttle) on upright bass.

Get tickets now at Cyber for $10. Showtime is Thursday 9 p/m.