BRUCE Molsky is renowned as one of America’s premier fiddling talents and a Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song.

He brings his new group Molsky’s Mountain Drifters to the Victoria Hotel in Menai Bridge on Wednesday, May 29.

Bruce’s previous collaborations, with Anonymous 4, 1865 – Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, were released to rave reviews and was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks.

He is also a special guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler’s latest CD, ‘Tracker’ and is working on his third album with Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny’s supergroup Mozaik.

You can also hear Bruce on BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions singing with Joan Osborne, Julie Fowlis and fiddling with Scottish legend Aly Bain and America’s great dobroist Jerry Douglas. Bruce is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program.

The other members of the group are Canadian Allison de Groot on clawhammer banjo who combines wide ranging virtuosity with a passion for old-time music.

With her own bands The Goodbye Girls and Oh My Darling, she has played Trafalgar Square in London, Newport Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and Tønder Festival in Denmark. Like Bruce, Allison loves collaborating and bringing new ideas to old music, and brings a fresh approach to the trio. Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass’ great young genre-bending pioneers. He started as a guitarist in metal bands before immersing himself in roots music as a member of The Deadly Gentlemen. Stash is a veteran festival performe, from the punk-metal world. He brings great sensitivity and real emotion to the trio, plus some superb guitar and vocal chops. It is no exaggeration to say that Bruce Molsky is one of the greatest American fiddlers of all time. Doors open 8pm. Tickets are from Palas Print, Caernarfon (01286 674631) and Mudshark Records, Bangor.