Poor Old Shine

From their handpainted cereal box cd cases to their thoughtful arrangements, Poor Old Shine, a Roots/Americana band from Storrs, CT is about honesty and hand crafted creativity. It's foot stomping, mind racing, dirty bluegrass like you've never heard it before! They travel with an assortment of instruments including guitars, banjos, pump organ, string bass, cello, a swarm of harmonicas, and a yard-sale-scrap-metal drum set. It's old songs with a new feel, banjos with paint peeled, shoes with holes and treadless soles, and music that is real.

POS' music is rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition and fits in well at bluegrass festivals and sticky rock clubs alike. They have been compared to The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Langhorne Slim, and The Low Anthem because of the changing instrumentation and harmonies. Each set mixes the band's modern songwriting with traditional folk ballads, prison work songs, and front porch style jamming.

Poor Old Shine features Chris Freeman (banjo), Max Shakun (guitar, pump organ), Antonio Alcorn (Mandolin, guitar), Harrison Goodale (Bass), Benedict Gagliardi (concertina, tin whistle), and Brian Conlon (drums). All are students at the University of Connecticut. The new band has had the opportunity to play around Connecticut at Toads Place in New Haven, The Space in Hamden, and Sully's in Hartford. They have opened for The Steel Wheels and Monroeville at Bridge Street Live and appeared on WWUH's Caterwaul with Ed Mckeon and The Sunday Night Folk Festival on WHUS with Susan Forbes Hansen.

Now Traveling With:
1 Taylor Acoustic
1 Nylon String flea market original
1 shitty kick drum
1 matching shitty hi-hat
1 Deering Resonator Banjo
1 Brother of the Deering Banjo
1 really old pump organ
1 pretty cool mandolin
1 Rusty Stanley 22" Saw
1 Concertina (Ben's Baby)
Some Tin whistles
1 four string banjo w/ belt strap
Enough harmonicas to make two sets of braces
1 bottle of Jim Beam

Dupont Brothers

Two brothers reunite after years of geographical separation by a fortified collaboration in music. Sam and Zack Dupont are best friends, siblings and now co-conspirators in a shared passion that runs deep in their family.This Vermont made folk-americana duo has hit the ground running since the formation of the group in March of 2013. Since then, the brothers have released a debut EP and DVD of live in studio performances and have shared the stage with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ben Sollee, Gin Wigmore, Family of the Year and The Lone Bellow to name a few. Lush finger-style guitar work is complimented by elegant prose and a vocal blend that could only be matched by blood relation. The sound is Vermont made folk-rock-americana.
" Together the DuPont Brothers resonate at just the right frequency. There were moments that honestly gave me chills."
" If you asked me to bet on the next band to make some waves outside of Vermont, I think I’d have to lay my money on the DuPont Brothers. "
-Dan Bolles, Seven Days VT

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

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The Evening Muse


Poor Old Shine, Dupont Brothers

Wednesday, April 9 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Evening Muse

Tickets Available at the Door