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Event Archive - An explosion of folky strings and vocal harmonies!: Parsonsfield, Luke Wallace

Thu. February 23rd 2017 @  Fox Cabaret (No Minors)
8:00 pm doors at 7:30 pm
Tickets at: Vancouver Folk Festival Office
The most beautiful mix of bluegrass, folk and rock you've heard in awhile.

"They harmonize; they play saws, mandolins and pump organs; they back their songs with crickets and squeaking screen doors; they are boisterously youthful yet deftly sentimental...I fully expect to hear more from this band as the years go on.'
- David Vescey, The New York Times

Though they call western Massachusetts home, Parsonsfield draws their name from the rural Maine town that's home to the Great North Sound Society, the farmhouse-turned-recording-studio of Josh Ritter keyboardist/producer Sam Kassirer. It was there that they cut their outstanding debut, 'Poor Old Shine,' which established them as a roots force to be reckoned with. The New York Times hailed the band as "boisterously youthful yet deftly sentimental," while Folk Alley dubbed their songs "the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas." Their rowdy live performances only upped the ante, with The Bluegrass Situation falling for their "fun and frenzy" and No Depression raving that they'll "give you rich five-part harmonies one minute, sound like bluegrass on steroids the next, and then rock you over the head with unbearably cool and raucous Celtic rhythms."

Opening is Vancouver's Luke Wallace. His music is rooted in ideas of conservation and environmental action.... some dub it as 'folktivism'.


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Luke Wallace

I am a folk artist from Vancouver BC. I planted trees to fund the recording of my first music release called "From The Ground Up". I have a passion for conservation and protection of natural places. more info
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