This five-piece alt/folk band based in Northampton, Mass. infuses a rowdy, rock-‘n’-roll spirit into its bluegrass and Americana influences, blowing away any preconception of what you think banjos and mandolins should sound like. The group — Chris Freeman (vocals, banjo), Antonio Alcorn (mandolin), Max Shakun (vocals, pump organ, guitar), Harrison Goodale (bass), Erik Hischmann (drums) — has toured steadily since forming in 2010. In 2013 the band’s debut album Poor Old Shine, produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive), came out on Signature Sounds Recordings. A new album is due to be released just in time for its FreshGrass festival debut.
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