POOR OLD SHINE AT SANDYWOODS
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013 - POOR OLD SHINE
7:30 pm, doors open 7 pm
BYOB & food allowed
$10 advance, $12 at the door
From their handpainted cereal box CD cases to their thoughtful arrangements, Poor Old Shine, a roots/Americana band from Storrs, Connecticut, is about honesty and handcrafted creativity. This is foot-stomping, mind-racing, dirty, down-home Americana. They travel with an assortment of instruments including guitars, banjos, pump organ, mandolin, string bass, musical saw, washboard, and a yard-sale, scrap-metal drum set. Poor Old Shine plays old songs with a new feel. Imagine banjos with paint peeled, shoes with holes and treadless soles, and music that is real.
Their music is rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition and fits in well at bluegrass festivals and rock clubs alike. They have been compared favorably to The Band, John Prine, and Johnny Cash. Each set mixes the band's original songwriting with traditional folk ballads, prison work songs, and front porch style jamming.
Poor Old Shine features Chris Freeman (banjo), Max Shakun (guitar, pump organ), Antonio Alcorn (mandolin), Harrison Goodale (bass), and Brian Conlon (washboard and percussion). Since forming at the University Of Connecticut in 2011, Poor Old Shine has played to sellout crowds at some of the best venues in Southern New England, including Infinity Music Hall (Norfolk, CT), Bridge Street Live (Collinsville, CT), Toads Place (New Haven, CT), and The Lizard Lounge (Cambridge, MA). The band performed at the Emerging Artist Showcase at the 2012 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and was voted fan favorite at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival (Norwich, CT).
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Tiverton, RI 02878
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|