April 22, 2014
On Tuesday, April 29, Hampden-Sydney College will host "An Evening of Americana Music" featuring the band Poor Old Shine. The Opening Act of this performance will be Dr. Victor Cabas, Adjunct Associate Professor of Rhetoric.
Dr. David Salvage, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, commented that "H-SC is proud to bring back its American Acoustic Music Series, a project that has been dormant for a few years. Given H-SC's commitment to American Studies, and our always popular American Music class, we're excited to once again be able to bring to campus some of the best American folk music out there."
Poor Old Shine is a roots band with a grassroots ethos. The Connecticut quintet began writing songs influenced by Pete Seeger, vintage bluegrass and bands like the Avett Brothers; recording a pair of self-released EPs and spending time on the road. The band has played live shows before increasingly appreciative audiences in renowned venues, including the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington D.C., Club Passim in Cambridge, Mass., Rockwood Music Hall in New York and Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Conn., where the musicians recorded a live album in 2012.
Poor Old Shine features the musical performances of Chris Freeman (vocals and banjo); Max Shakun (guitar and pump organ); Harrison Goodale (bass); Antonio Alcorn (mandolin); and Brian Conlon (washboard and aux. percussion).
The performance begins at 7:00 PM at the Settle Hall Tiger Inn and is free and open to the community. This event is sponsored by the H-SC American Acoustic Music Series.