Drowsy Maggie is performing at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 27, in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.
In the band are: Danny Shipe and Molly Cary, both lead and harmony vocalists with Cary on guitar and Shipe on guitar and banjo; Daria Lin-Guelig on hammered dulcimer and concertina; Bruce Smith on upright bass; and Dave Driskell on flute, clarinet and whistle.
The five play a mixture of Americana that includes folk, rock, Celtic, bluegrass, and old-time and will feature new tunes as well as old favorites.
This concert is a tribute to Bob Rubin who passed away on Friday, Sept. 29 at age 71.
An avid musician who played mandolin, Rubin performed with many local, regional, and statewide musicians throughout his life.
An active contributor to the music community in Tioga County, Rubin participated in local jam sessions at the Deane Center and throughout the area, open mike sessions and was always willing to help novice musicians in any way.
He was a friend of the Drowsy Maggie band and individuals within the band.
Rubin and Shipe were among the four founding members of North Fork Alliance in 1980. This bluegrass band was based in Wellsboro and played at festivals and many other venues in New York and Pennsylvania.
In 1980, Rubin, a third-generation glass glazier from Levittown, and his wife Debbie moved to Tioga County and opened their own business, Whitneyville Glass. In 1988, they added a recording studio where the couple did mastering and recordings for country, bluegrass, and rock and roll bands and solo artists in the area. Among them was the Sadie Green Sales Jugband featuring the duo of Timothy Walker and Driskell, now the newest member of Drowsy Maggie.
Beginning in 2014, Rubin and longtime friend Steve Ziemak played and sang as a mandolin and acoustic guitar duo and formed Take2. In 2020, they performed as part of the Deane Center’s free summer outdoor concert series and invited Daria Lin-Guelig on hammered dulcimer and Dave Driskell on clarinet to perform with them as guest artists.
The concert is BYOB with audience members encouraged to bring their favorite snacks and beverages and sit at a table with family and friends.
Admission is $20. For tickets and to reserve a table, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220, or visit deanecenter.com. Tickets, if available, will be sold at the door beginning at 7 p.m. this Friday.