(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Folk-roots quintet Poor Old Shine brings its energetic take on acoustic Americana to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, November 23, at 9pm. The band will be celebrating the release of its new, eponymous album – showcasing the group’s vintage bluegrass and grassroots ethos – at the show.
Poor Old Shine’s music is rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition and fits in well at bluegrass festivals and sticky rock clubs alike. Each set mixes the band’s original songwriting with traditional folk ballads, prison work songs, and front porch style jamming.
Emerging out of the thriving folk music scene at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Poor Old Shine travels with an assortment of instruments, including guitars, banjos, pump organ, mandolin, string bass, musical saw, washboard, and a yard-sale-scrap-metal drum set. The members of Poor Old Shine are Chris Freeman (banjo), Max Shakun (guitar, pump organ), Antonio Alcorn (Mandolin), Harrison Goodale (Bass), and Brian Conlon (washboard and percussion).
Poor Old Shine fits into the neo-folk scene led by such groups as Mumford & Sons, Avett Brothers, and the Lumineers. They were voted Most Wanted at the 2012 Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in nearby Hillsdale, N.Y.
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800. For the most up-to-date concert information, visit Club Helsinki Hudson.