Harvester to welcome We Banjo 3, Bob Mould

ROCKY MOUNT, Virginia — Harvester Performance Center has added two new shows to its schedule. 

We Banjo 3, based in Galway, Ireland, and Nashville, will perform Sunday, May 1, at 8 p.m.

The two sets of brothers that make up the band — Enda and Fergal Scahill and Martin and David Howley — seamlessly blend the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with popsensible songcraft. Brilliantly commanded instruments –– banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion –– elevate lead singer David Howley’s propulsive voice. 

With recent stunning performances at such broad-ranging festivals as Merlefest, BottleRock, Summercamp, ROMP, Wintergrass and others, enthusiasts of almost every genre of music are taking notice.

The band’s sixth album, “Roots to Rise Live,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart, spending four weeks in the peak position. 

Bob Mould, known for his work with alternative bands Sugar and Hüsker Dü will take the Harvester stage Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. as part of his “Distortion and Blue Hearts” tour. Musician H.C. McEntire will open.

The tour spans Mould’s more-than-40-year career, including songs from the multi-box Distortion collection and his critically acclaimed album, “Blue Hearts,” about which Rolling Stone’s 4-out-of-5-star review raved, “feels like a lost Hüsker Dü album with Mould howling invective over his buzzsawing guitar.”

Mould’s just-released EP, “The Ocean” collects new acoustic performances of songs from the “Blue Hearts” album as well as the Hüsker Dü classic, “Divide and Conquer.” 

Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at harvester-music.com