PARLOR SESSION No. 3 // The East Pointers // BORDER CROSSING

The East Pointers

The East Pointers are a roof-rattling, adrenaline-fueled monster trio from the great northern home of string players, Prince Edward Island: guitarist Jake Charron, fiddler Tim Chaisson, and banjoist Koady Chaisson. The Chaisson cousins are members of the seventh generation of PEI's reigning musical dynasty, and you can hear long-standing tradition -- not only Scottish but Irish and French -- deep in the bones of the ten original tracks of the trio's debut album Secret Victory. The East Pointers are known for bringing the music of Eastern Canada, a region called more Scottish than Scotland, to a rising generation of music lovers.

ZOË DARROW

Zoë Darrow has been playing the fiddle since she was four, kicking up dust in the Pioneer Valley and way beyond with her famously riotous blend of Celtic and Old-Time fiddling that feels a little like punk music and always takes our breath away. Darrow is a longstanding member of The Fiddleheads and the Trio de Pumpkintown. She’s played for contradances all over the United States and points north. She’s graced The Parlor Room stage dozens of times, sitting in with bands who request her. We’ve waited a long time to have her take that stage as her own. We are forward to any tunes and any guests she chooses to bring with her …

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On assorted winter Sundays we welcome American roots musicians to the Parlor Room for a concert, a break for hot soup, and an all-comers' jam session. These nights -- The Parlor Sessions -- are our antidote to the dark, chill of winter. A little like home, if home is a houseful of wicked great musicians. [The 2016 Parlor Sessions are sponsored by Goat Peak Strings, which sells vintage, rare, and handmade stringed instruments in Easthampton, Massachsuetts, and by Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack, Hungry Ghost, and Bread Euphoria.]

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