Since autumn 2010, the Silver City Millers -- multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter Jeff Rolfzen and mandolinist/clogger Sarah Cagley -- have been plying their trade in folk and bluegrass, deep in the midst of a music scene already hip-deep in banjos and suspenders. What sets them apart is simple enough: they've found a way to harness an ensemble's worth of energy out of just two performers. With a repertoire that covers everything from just-written originals to century-old standards, a virtuosity that doesn't sound self-taught, and a spirit that feels more like freewheeling joy than an old-timey museum piece, you can't go wrong. With Mike in the Wilderness, Andy J, Bre Lewis Band, Fairfax, AK.
Fri., May 10, 8 p.m., 2013