Friday, August 10, 2007

Concerts of the Week

Uncle Earl and The Devil Makes Three
Friday Aug 10
Iron Horse, Northampton Mass

This all-woman string band brings a new energy to traditional old-timey, bluegrass and Appalachian music, and weave a traditional approach into their original songs. Uncle Earl has already sprung a young superstar, Abigail Washburn, onto the scene. The Devil Makes Three takes old music from many decades and spins them into an appealing new sound.

The Devil Makes Three and Pariah
Saturday Aug 11
Charter Oak Cultural Center

Rock Yer Socks is injecting new music energy into a decades-old musical dormancy in Hartford. This not-for-profit production company is unconcerned with musical labels, or with their audience's ability to move readily from punk to folk. As a result, they have brought some of the most adventurous billings to Hartford in the past two years. This appears to be a night of retro-ragamuffin and insurgent country music. And it sounds like fun.

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