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(Town of Nelson, NY – Aug. 2014) Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine) will bring its Roots/Americana sounds to the Nelson Odeon Friday Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

From their hand painted cereal box CD cases to their thoughtful arrangements, Parsonsfield, from Storrs, Conn. is about honesty and hand crafted creativity. Its foot stomping, mind racing, dirty, down home Americana.

They travel with an assortment of instruments including guitars, banjos, pump organ, mandolin, string bass, musical saw, washboard and a yard-sale-scrap-metal drum set. Its old songs with a new feel, banjos with paint peeled, shoes with holes and treadless soles.

The music is rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition and fits in well at bluegrass festivals and sticky rock clubs alike. They have been compared favorably to The Band,John Prine, and Johnny Cash. Each set mixes the band’s original songwritingwith traditional folk ballads, prison work songs, and front porch style jamming.

Parsonsfield features Chris Freeman (banjo), Max Shakun (guitar, pump organ), Antonio Alcorn (Mandolin), Harrison Goodale (Bass), and Brian Conlon (washboard and aux. percussion).

Tickets are $20 an can be purchased at

The Nelson Odeon is located at 4035 Nelson Road in Nelson. (3 miles east of Cazenovia).

Upcoming shows:

Sep 20: Jeffrey Foucault

Sep 26: Alash

Oct 3: Lost Bayou Ramblers

Oct 10: Caravan of Thieves

Nov 7: Myles & Tim Thompson

Nov 15: Andrea Beaton, Dick Hensold, and Dirk Freymuth (Celtic music from Cape Breton)

Dec 13: The Wiyos

By martha

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