Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Main Stage


Cover:$10 adv/dos
$7 w/ dead on the deck wrist band at the door

Brad Parsons & Starbird is the culmination of two forces crashing into each other to form one amazing treat for your mind, body and soul.

Brad Parsons fell in love with music at a young age as the son of a preacher in Lewiston, ID. After touring for a few years as a sideman playing banjo, keys, and guitar in folk band Horse Feathers, Brad shifted his focus back to his solo band in 2016 and has been blazing trails from Alaska to Atlanta. His booming voice and well-crafted songs led him to appear at festivals like Northwest String Summit, Winter Wondergrass, JamCruise, High Sierra, Aiken Bluegrass Festival, Yarmonygrass and many more. Brad has also shared the stage with his good friends Fruition, Lil Smokies, Trout Steak Revival, John Craigie, etc. In November 2017, he joined forces with Starbird to create a powerful musical experience.

The instrumental trio Starbird was formed in 2017 by accomplished nationally-touring musicians looking to create fresh new sounds that were both progressive and timeless. The structure of the band lends itself to improvisation and deep jams while still remaining fundamentally sound and true to the music. The band consists of Justin Mazer (Ryan Montbleau Band) on electric guitar, Dylan Skursky (Cabinet) on electric/upright bass, and Alex ‘Al’ Smith on drums/keys. The musicians of Starbird have individually or collectively performed with artists such as Larry Campbell + Theresa Williams, Holly Bowling, Jackie Greene, Steve Earle, Bob Weir, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Billy Martin, Keller Williams, Soule Monde, and members of Snarky Puppy.


The Mallett Brothers Band’s busy tour schedule over the past seven years has helped them to build a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home. With a style that can ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that’s influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds. Texas Hill Country Explore Magazine calls them “New England’s wildly eclectic crew of genre rebels.” Bill Copeland Music News says “Combining their authentic roots rock sound with a reflective lyrical style that perceives stories on the level of epic myth, it’s like William Faulkner has been resurrected with an electric guitar in hand..”

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