The Rear Defrosters are a honky tonk, country soul rock-n-roll band with a large and rotating cast of all-star players from Vermont, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts. They are
The Rear Defrosters are a honky tonk, country soul rock-n-roll band with a large and rotating cast of all-star players from Vermont, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts. They are most at home playing in country roadhouses, at farm weddings, for barn dances and hoedowns, and anywhere there is cold beer nearby. Having become the house band at Nova Arts, the Defrosters are taking the summer off, but first, we’ll be celebrating the TEN YEAR anniversary of this one of a kind band.
The Corn Potato String Band earns high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern life, the members of this band are outcasts of society who survive by playing the lost music of the flatlands where they were raised.
The Corn Potatos have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, "ho-downs," country "rags" and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes.
Doors at 7pm, music starts at 8!
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
48 Emerald Street