The Earlville Opera House will host a night of American roots music at 8 p.m. Saturday. The show will feature a trio of Americana bands — Rusty Doves, McMule and Jeremy Wallace Trio. According to a media release, the three bands “exemplify the fusion of folk with blues, bluegrass, rock and country music.” It’s sometimes called alt-country.
Opening the concert will be Utica’s Rusty Doves, an Americana mandolin-and-upright-bass duo playing a progressive blend of swing, bluegrass and folk, with musical selections spanning every decade since 1900 as well as its own originals. The group’s name, Rusty Doves, presents the region, sometimes called the Rust Belt.
McMule is a five-piece band from the Hudson Valley that topped the Americana charts in 2010, when the Americana Music Association reported that the group’s album, “Whiskeytalk,” was the most-added Americana album at the time. McMule combines acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica and vocal for a sound that is “one-part whiskey, two-parts toil,” the release said.
Tickets are $18 for the general public, $16 for EOH members and $13 for students. For more information, call (315) 691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.