The Marlborough Arts Center (231 North Main Street, Marlborough, Ct) is holding the next concert in its summer series on September 12, 2020, and features a new group for the center, Driving Route 9. The original music of Driving Route 9, loosely fitting the description of modern folk/pop, takes listeners to a place not found anywhere else.
Fronted by Becca Gripp of Wilmington, Delaware and Barry O’Doherty of Donegal County, Ireland with Jim David on drums and Geoff Cox on whistle, this band hails from Southeast Connecticut and is currently flourishing along the East Coast. They create an Irish-American experience unlike any other, a contemporary folk feel with an upbeat and Celtic twist. They traveled to Dublin to record and integrate the talents of professional Irish musicians, specifically with fiddle and flute, and their efforts to extend beyond the region have yet to be heard while they produce their debut album, “Matter of Time”, that began in 2017. It is a matter of time before Driving Route 9 completes a carefully designed musical recipe for the world to experience.
The concert will be held on the front lawn of the Marlborough Arts Center, starting at 2:00pm on September 12, 2020. There is a rain date of September 13, 2020, again at 2:00pm. People should plan on bringing their own chairs/blankets to sit on and any refreshments they wish. Social distancing will be in place and people must wear masks. Pen this date on your schedules. It should be a fun event.