september, 2018

fri28sep8:00 pm11:00 pmFeaturedBlackjack Crossing CD Release Party w/ Grain Thief8:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Stone Church

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Blackjack Crossing CD Release Party w/ Grain Thief

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Blackjack Crossing was born out of a bluegrass jam in 2009. Since then, theyve performed their unique blend of originals, traditionals and covers at festivals, theaters, bars and everything between. From foot-stompers and barn-burners to quiet ballads, the band mines the catalog of American Roots music, paying respect to tradition, but not being stuck in the past.

The band is Coretta Corbin Bliss, guitar, Ben Yelle, mandolin and guitar, Ben Ridgway, doghouse bass, Carey Bluhm, fiddle, and Eric Zablowsky, banjo. Everyone sings.

Grain Thief is a 5-piece Americana Stringband from Boston MA. The group is made up of Patrick Mulroy (guitar, vocals), Zach Meyer (mandolin, vocals), Michael Harmon (bass, vocals), Tom Farrell (guitar), and Alex Barstow (fiddle). Their debut EP Animal was released in November 2015, which showcases the band’s roots in folk, bluegrass, and old time music. Since their first release, Grain Thief has performed throughout the northeast at various music venues and festivals, and currently holds a weekly residency at The Burren in Somerville MA.

The band’s first full-length album, Stardust Lodge, is due out August 2018. The band teamed up with Alan Day of the band Four Year Strong to produce the album at Wachusett Recording, located in Central Massachusetts. Mulroy’s lyrical approach to the album is met equally with songs of loss and regret, and the struggles of the everyday working man with a satirical twist. The inspiration behind Grain Thief’s first full length was to fully explore the boundaries of the Americana genre by utilizing the various instrumental talents within the band, incorporating instrumentation such as electric guitar and drums to their acoustic roots.


(Friday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Stone Church

210 Main St