BLUEGRASS IN WRENTHAM

SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH

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THE LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND

The Original Congregational Church, in Wrentham will be hosting The Lonely Heartstring Band at 7:30 PM, Saturday, March 11.

Although calling themselves a classic Bluegrass quintet, these talented musicians have developed a style of their own, incorporating folk, pop and jazz, including songs by the likes of the Beatles and Paul Simon.

Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition???an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.

Since their beginnings in 2012 at Berklee College of Music, The Lonely Heartstring Band has been on the rise and shows no sign of slowing down. With their 2015 IBMA Momentum Award and their 2016 release of their debut full-length album on the legendary Rounder Records label, there is every reason to hope that they are at the front edge of a significant career.

Already they have generated a devoted following of music-lovers across North America, performing and headlining at major music festivals and historic venues from Western Canada to California, from Kentucky to New Hampshire.

Whether it???s a festival stage, theatre, or intimate listening room, The Lonely Heartstring Band always delivers a dynamic, diverse, and heartfelt performance. Over the last three years of touring, the band has crafted shows that generate a genuine connection and bring crowds to their feet.????

Band members are George Clements, from central Massachusetts, guitar and vocals, Patrick M???Gonigle, from Victoria, British Columbia, violin, Gabe Hirshfeld, from Newton, MA, banjo, Matt Witler, from Los Angeles, CA, mandolin and guitar, and Charles Clements, from around Boston, bass.

Ken Irwin, a founder of Rounder Records, said ???The Lonely Heartstring Band is not only one of the most exciting bands musically we???ve heard in a while, but they combine artistry with a great attitude and commitment that makes them irresistible. Plus, they???ve just made an amazing record!???

George Varga of the San Diego Union Tribune said ???this fast-rising young quintet is the most notable bluegrass band to come out of Berklee well, maybe ever.???

Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available at the church office, 508-384-3110, or at www.musicatocc.org. The event will be in the Fellowship Hall of the church, accessible from the parking lot in the rear.

For more information and to be added to the mailing list, visit the website or contact Ken Graves, 508-384-8084, occmusic99@gmail.com.