Bluegrass with Pretty Saro and Rachel Sumner
Pretty Saro, burst into the Boston bluegrass scene in early 2016, shaking up the definition of American roots music. Since then the four-piece string band has been crafting their invigorating blend of contemporary songwriting, burnin bluegrass traditionals, and modern sensibilities into a sound that is uniquely their own. Dynamic arrangements and high-energy performances enhance the Saros (sair-ohs) stories of commitment and desertion, taking the listener on a journey through their personal experiences.
Pretty Saro draws their inspiration from acoustic giants such as Nickel Creek, Crooked Still, Hot Rize, and John Hartford to name a few. Maxfield Anderson (mandolin), Devon Gardner (fiddle), Alex Formento (guitar), and Joe Everett (bass) bring together their wide array of musical backgrounds, to create music that follows in the footsteps of their heroes, without fear of wandering off the beaten path.
The band has appeared on stages throughout the Northeast at FreshGrass Festival, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Club Passim, Daryls House Club, and is currently coming off a win in the 2018 Telefunken Band Competition at Podunk Bluegrass Festival.
Rachel may be best known as the former guitarist and singer-songwriter from bluegrass string phenom Twisted Pine, but it is in her recent venture as a solo artist that we are beginning to fully recognize her dynamism as a writer and performer. Whether shes fronting her new band of lush, low-voiced strings or appearing with only a guitar, youll be mesmerized by her elegantly intricate arrangements and captivated by the delivery of each and every word. Now, you may be getting the idea that all of her songs are delicate, crystalline confessionals; they are most certainly not. Rachel is both a Willie Nelson and a Patsy Cline of indie-folk - writing the heartfelt but catchy songs and conveying their emotional complexity with candor and an achingly beautiful yodel. And it is her diverse love of pop, classical, country and everything in between that she draws upon to synthesize into her own unique sound.
$14/advance $18/door (plus $2 Building Restoration Fee)
The Dance Hall (View)
7 Walker St
Kittery, ME 03904
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