Parsonsfield is 5-piece eclectic string band from Western MA which happily mingles bluegrass, folk, and jazz. The young band deftly moves from infectious Appalachian anthems and handcrafted ballads to jubilant and danceable indie roots music, all delivered with polished musicianship. Folk Alley says "a lot of string bands like to talk about how they are innovating, but Parsonsfield actually delivers on that promise...their sound kick out the windows of what most people think of folk and bluegrass."
This Holiday Acoustic show will include Parsonsfield originals as well as their versions of holiday songs -- some traditional and some contemporary. Though the show will be plugged in, it will have a bit more of an acoustic feel!
With a suitcase of songs, Maine folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee ventured into the subways of Boston in 1995 to practice his craft. He has been making music and art throughout New England ever since, leading him to tour the U.S. performing with The Low Anthem, David Wax Museum, Lydia Loveless, The Lumineers, Liam Finn, Brown Bird, Joe Fletcher, Death Vessel and Kimya Dawson among others. Blakeslee is unafraid to bare his very soul on stage, emptying a loaded cache of emotion and passion onto the stage for all to witness, explore and devour.