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The Ruta Beggars

The Ruta Beggars

Combining bluegrass & early swing, Berklee College classmates The Ruta Beggars put a fresh and modern twist on traditional roots music.

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Date and time

Thursday, Mar 14, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866



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About this event

Appealing to traditional and progressive acoustic music fans alike, The Ruta Beggars combine bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals, and plenty of fun. They have been praised for their creative yet tasteful arrangements and charming performances, winning Thomas Point’s band competition in 2019. Since 2018 they have brought the joy of their live show to audiences across the US and Canada from festival stages to storied folk listening rooms and as support for legacy acts Lyle Lovett and Ricky Skaggs.

Best-of-friends since their inception, The Ruta Beggars are Micah Nicol (guitar), Sofia Chiarandini (fiddle), Ariel Wyner (mandolin), Trevin Nelson (banjo), and Noah Harrington (bass) who met while studying in Berklee College of Music’s American Roots Program. “They entertained the crowd from the get-go. Their energy, instrumental expertise, powerful vocals, and remarkable creativity set a great tone for the rest of the [Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass] festival.” –Bluegrass Today

“The Ruta Beggars are an outstanding young band, fostering the traditions of the music and fearlessly expanding its boundaries. Exceptional vocalists and instrumentalists, the acoustic world is enriched by their presence. I can’t wait to hear what is in store for them and I hope to run into them at a show somewhere soon!” – Stephen “Mojo” Mougin, Musician and Record Label Executive