07 Feb Let the Bluegrass Blowout Warm Up Your Winter Weekend!
Cabin fever got you down? Need a little pep in your step? Come up to Plymouth, NH this weekend and get ready for a show that will take you back to summertime festivals and music around the campfire—a show that could possibly warm your spirit like moonshine!
The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center presents Bluegrass Blowout on Saturday, February 8th at 7:30pm. Two of New England’s most acclaimed progressive bluegrass bands will be on the stage for one stompin’ night of music! Each band has been at this venue before as they opened for one of the big bluegrass acts, and the folks at the Monkey heard more times than they could count, “Who was the opener? They were better than the headliner!” So they’ve pulled together these two great bands, both presenting a genre-bending mix of bluegrass, folk, Americana, and roots-rock—all wrapped up with a danceable energy that can only be experienced at their live shows.
Hot Day at the Zoo (HDATZ) is a groove-friendly quintet that mixes folk, blues, ragtime, and jazz with progressive bluegrass and Americana-infused rock and roll. HDATZ’s powerful acoustic music truly resonates in their energizing live show. Says the Boston Herald, “Hot Day at the Zoo is meant at least in part to be a jam-band update of bluegrass supergroup Old & in the Way . . . And if that doesn’t do it, HDATZ’s loosely funky but powerfully soulful approach should end any argument.”
Of the Crunchy Western Boys, NH Magazine says, “Sometimes the best music is the hardest to put a label on. New Hampshire’s Crunchy Western Boys defy labeling as they pick and strum their way through the DNA of American music in all its purest forms: folk, roots, bluegrass, a touch of gospel, all with an infectious rocking beat.”
Come check out the energy for yourself! Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. For more information or to get your tickets, please call the Flying Monkey at 603-536-2551. You can also see some videos of each band at the Monkey’s website here. And don’t forget your dancing shoes!
The Mill Falls Blogging Team