4 May 2018
The Lonely Heartstring Band
The Lonely Heartstring Band is quickly becoming known as a crossover band that is mesmerizing music fans the world over. Their sweet bluegrass sound is contemporary yet tinged with just enough of the traditional spirit of old. They will be making their me&thee debut on Friday, May 4.
Concert starts at 8:00 pm
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. George Clements (guitar, vocals) Patrick M’Gonigle (fiddle, vocals) Charles Clements (bass, vocals) Matt Witler (mandolin) and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo) bring together their own musical styles to create a sound greater than the sum of its parts.
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. The band first met in 2012 via an advertisement for a bluegrass Beatles wedding band on a bulletin board at Berklee College of Music. A music critic for Bluegrass Unlimited said of the band, “Topnotch instrumentation and a beautiful vocal blend are the cursory reasons to begin forming an allegiance to this band. Their music is addicting, and just like viewing the Grand Canyon, you can’t begin to find the words to describe the wonder witnessed.”
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, Deep Waters, on Rounder Records, there is every reason to hope that they are at the front edge of a significant career. The Lonely Heartstring Band always delivers a dynamic, diverse, and heartfelt performance. Over the last several years of touring, the band has crafted shows that generate a genuine connection and bring crowds to their feet.
- The Lonely Heartstring Band:
- Topnotch instrumentation and a beautiful vocal blend are the cursory reasons to begin forming an allegiance to this band. Their music is addicting, and just like viewing the Grand Canyon, you can’t begin to find the words to describe the wonder witnessed. Bluegrass Unlimited
- These are musicians of dynamic imagination and massive musical talent. However, the music on their album feels as comfortable as a pair of long-worn leather slippers. A fascinating debut. Tom Clarke, Elmore Magazine
- One of the most talked-about young groups on the modern bluegrass scene. Vineyard Gazette