The BlastyTrad concert series celebrates American and Canadian roots music in an intimate house-concert setting on McClary Hill Farm.
Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, border pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar.
7 p.m. / $20
New England’s Americana sister act…Ari & Mia’s stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to songwriting and the result is a captivating sound.
7 pm / $20
Honeysuckle was named 2018 Folk Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards and one of NPR’s Top Ten Bands of 2016. With breathtaking harmonies, virtuosic musicianship and lyrics and arrangements with unexpected twists, these guys will keep you happy and keep you guessing. They have played the Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza…and now we get to hear them unplugged in the listening room at Blasty Bough. Wow.
7PM / $20
Folkways recording artists Lula Wiles is a band deeply rooted in traditional folk music, but equally deep is their devotion to modern songcraft. Their songs span from heartbreak-drenched acoustic ballads to honky-tonk swagger to contemporary grit and back again, all anchored by powerful three-part vocal harmonies. The three band members deftly swap instruments and frontwoman duties, with Ellie Buckland (vocals/guitar/fiddle), Isa Burke (vocals/guitar/fiddle), and Mali Obomsawin (vocals/bass) each contributing their own singularly expressive vocals, instrumental lines, and songwriting. These musicians always deliver a spirited and emotionally resonant live show.
7 p.m. / $20
Putting a fresh spin on traditional Celtic music, the Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio delivers a dynamic show full of foot-stompin' fiddle tunes and classic Irish songs. Award-winning fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki is joined by fellow New Hampshire natives Matt Jensen on guitar and Chris Noyes on upright bass. Their shows blend the music of Ireland and Scotland with their own original material, drawing on multiple genres to produce a unique sound that has been described as a “larger-than-life” and “brisk, lean and exceedingly lovely.”
7PM / $20
“The Carter Family for the millennial generation." – The Boston Globe
Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic guerrilla roots band from Boston, Massachusetts. While their instrumentation is that of bluegrass, they are not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, their songs about love and ramblin’ help to forget the everyday troubles and slip away into their up-tempo hobo-anthems. With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is truthful combination of four-different people branding their influences into a single sound.
7PM / $20