Music on the River - Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine) - East Haddam

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  • Music on the River - Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine)

    Date: August 18, 2014
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Location:  Green of the Goodspeed Opera House



    Parsonsfield is a roots band with a grassroots ethos. Formed at the University of Connecticut, where singer and banjo player Chris Freeman met banjo and mandolin player Antonio Alcorn in a folk music club on campus, an early version of Parsonsfield landed its first gig — opening for a friend’s band at the legendary New Haven club Toad’s Place.  Parsonsfield has played live shows before increasingly appreciative audiences in renowned venues, including Washington D.C., Nashville, Cambridge Mass., New York City, Philadelphia, and Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Conn., where the musicians recorded a live album in 2012. Parsonsfield's music is influenced by Pete Seeger, vintage bluegrass and contemporary bands like the Avett Brothers.

    Concert Information
    All concerts are held on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the green of the Goodspeed Opera House.  If it rains, the concerts will be moved to the High School Auditorium (please call the Recreation Office for location information if weather is questionable; 860-873-5058). Great food and drinks will be available to purchase at the Gelston House, or you may bring a picnic dinner.  Parking is available in the Goodspeed Opera House parking lot, behind the Gelston House. The Music on the River site is made possible through the generous support of Goodspeed Musicals.  Please leave all dogs at home.