Havin' a hard time making it through Wednesdays?
Then the last bastion of bluegrass stompin', country callin', folky strummin', and poppy shoutin' is offering you a remedy.
Yes ladies and gents, the LaurelThrist Public House is allowing the gal and guys of The Ascetic Junkies to set up shop every Wednesday evening for a few rounds of happy drinks for happy hour and a happy time.
But these kids don't play alone, they've brought friends! Each week they’re collaborating with a new artist displaying honeyed originals, twangy, traditional bluegrass, ramblin' covers, and maybe even a testin' the pluckiness of new some material.
The Junkies are joined this Wednesday by Sam Cooper of Horse Feathers (2/10) and with guests The Glyptodons (2/17) and Leigh Marble and Ezra Carey (2/24) finishing out the month. These sessions guarantee two hours (6 to 8 PM) of dosey doe switching of partners, instruments and banter. And this'll all come to you for free. (Note: The concert is free, not the booze.)
And if that's not enough to get ya in the door, singer/glockenspieler Kali Giaritta is feeling generous and giving away their latest EP Don’t Wait for the Rescue Squad on Bandcamp. “These songs are like gifts to friends, so we felt silly charging for them. Enjoy!” says Kali.
Have happy music and happy friends at 6 PM every Wednesday in February with the Junkies at the LaurelThirst.
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