September 7th from 2 pm to 11 pm at Canal Place
Little Falls, NY— Organizers of The Bluegrass, Bikes & BBQ Festival announced today that Appalachian Still, an acoustic string band out of Northampton, Massachusetts will be playing their high-energy mix of ‘new-time Folkgrass’ at this year’s festival on September 7th, from 2 pm to 11 pm at Canal Place in Little Falls, NY. Their distinctive sound is a result of combining traditional Appalachian music with many “modern” influences like The Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Grateful Dead, Norman Blake, and The Avett Brothers.
“This is a lively group that our festival audience is going to love, ‘singing songs of drinking, cheating, murder & trains’ as they explain their collection of work,” stated David E. Warner, Event Director. “For this band, it’s all about the music and great songwriting,” added Warner.
The band’s unique musical fusion is no doubt a result of their varied musical background. Band members Andrew Woodland, Jared Libby, Noah Diamond, Derrick Bovee, Nick Parr and Rick Mauran blend their diverse experience in old-time clawhammer banjo, bluegrass and rock-infused mandolin, jazz, funk, folk-influenced guitar, acoustic bass and drums to deliver their innovative style of three-part harmonies, mountain music, bluegrass, classic rock and folk. Their songs have been featured on commercial and college radio stations from Vermont to Georgia and have been used in radio spots to promote summer festivals.
“We have stringed band instrumentation but we hit all kinds of genres. It’s a little bit of Bluegrass, folk, rock, funk, blues, it’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that,” said Andrew Woodland.
He continued “One of the things that I think is really neat is that people are taking Bluegrass in all kinds of different directions. Just like what has happened with rock and roll and jazz over the years. Bluegrass is mixing with all kinds of other genres. One of the things you think of for Bluegrass is harmonies, and that’s one of the things that we focus on with our band.”
“I can’t hear a fiddle or a banjo and not be happy. I love the upbeat nature of the music, and we love bringing music like this to towns like Little Falls. That’s what we do,” said Woodland.
Bluegrass, Bikes & BBQ, is a free concert on September 7th from 2 pm to 11 pm at historic Canal Place in Little Falls, NY. It’s a day filled with continuous music and great food and beverages from area vendors including The Cafe at Stone Mill serving hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream, Canal Side Inn with their beer tent, Leo’s Taco Tent,Holy Smoques BBQ Fusion, Frozen Rollies, K Dogs BBQ, Louie’s Grapevine Gyros and DikinDurt Distillery’s tasting booth showcasing their locally handcrafted Mohawk Valley Moonshine.
About the Bluegrass, Bikes & BBQ:
Bluegrass, Bikes & BBQ is an annual festival held at Canal Place in Little Falls, NY and co-sponsored by the City of Little Falls Tourism Committee and the YMCA.
The festival offers entertainment for people of all ages, celebrating creative expression and nurturing the art of songwriting. The 2019 festival will be held on September 7th, 2019 from 2 pm to 11 pm in the city’s historic Canal Place, an open-air family-friendly environment with interactive demonstrations, continuous music, food and fun throughout the day. For more information about the festival, contact David Warner, Festival Event Director, at (315)508-5310 or email [email protected].