Acoustic duo featured at final Concert in the Pines
March 17, 2010
Jubilant Bridge returns to the stage of the final Concert in the Pines winter concert series, sponsored by the Grand Arts Council.
A dulcimer wizard and a pure-voiced poet are the heart and soul of Jubilant Bridge, a harmony-driven acoustic duo with a sound that is fresh and innovative.
Intricate arrangements, harmonies, and a sense of fun are considered the hallmarks of every Jubilant Bridge performance, along with a surprising range of critically-acclaimed originals, contemporary songs, and instrumentals.
Mountain dulcimer wizard and vocalist Willie Jaeger takes what is often thought of as a “simple” folk instrument and discovers its complexity. His unique style of playing, and his popularity as a teacher at the renowned Swallow Hill School of Music, inspired Westword, Denver’s alternative weekly, to vote him Denver’s “Best Local Folkie.” He has also been a finalist in the national mountain dulcimer championship at Winfield, Kansas.
Vocalist and guitarist Carol Van Alstine provides Jubilant Bridge with most of its distinctive original songs. She comes to songwriting by way of poetry. Her musical experiences range from performing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to singing soprano in Renaissance choirs.