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9th March 2018 - Friday 19:00

Parsonsfield, Connecticut’s sensational folk artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Brighton Music Hall!

The band was formed in Mansfield (Connecticut) in 2011 and consists of Chris Freeman (banjo, guitar, and pump organ), Max Shakun (guitar, pump organ, and synthesizer), Antonio Alcorn (mandolin and banjo), Harrison "Whale" Goodale (upright and electric bass), and Erik Hischmann (drums). They first called themselves Poor Old Shine (taken from a line in a traditional prison work song - called Ain’t No Cane on This Brazos – of the American South). Unfortunately, they had to change it because Poor Old Shine turned out to be an obscure racial stereotype for a shoeshine boy, or someone who is looked down upon, in the Deep South. Chris said in an interview, “It was hard to know whether to just ignore it, people are going to criticize you on the Internet no matter what you do or what your called. We tried to forget about it for a while, but whenever it came up it stung for a while and was a distraction.” They renamed themselves after a town in Maine (where they recorded their debut album) and their musical style can be best described as a blend of folk, rock, and bluegrass. They’ve released 1 extended play and 2 studio albums.

Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to folk, rock, and bluegrass! Click the button below to see Parsonsfield on Friday, March 9th!

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