Local forester Mike Mauri describes Pitchfork's music as "Chestnut Hill groove", a unique blend of cutting-edge New-England sugar-shack Americana, mysterious wigwam manifestos, and foot-stomping radical anarcho-lounge chilltones. Let's just say that if every New England hilltop had a band like this, we'd be well on our way to a new revolution!" Now imagine adding starkly poetic narraives of past and present to that. Wow! Now buckle up for the ride.
Recorded @ Lil Shack Records, proprietor Mark Herschler, winter 2012 Northampton MA; engineered and mixed by Dan Richardson. Played by drummer J.J. Humphrey, bassist Brian Rodrix, guitarist Tom Ricard, trombonist J. Starpoli, with Kevin Smith on tuba. Poetry and voice by Mike Mauri; songs, guitar, and harmonica by Rob Skelton. Cover art by John Sendelbach; photo by Paul Franz. © 2012. All rights reserved.
Recent Venues Played:
Greenfield Farmer’s Market (on the Town Common, Greenfield, MA)
Burrito Rojo (Turners Falls, MA)
The Stone Church (Brattleboro, VT)
North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival (Orange, MA)
Memorial Theater (Shelburne Falls, MA)
The Ashfield Lake House (Ashfield, MA)
The Rattlesnake Gutter Coop Spring Fling (Leverett, MA)
Homegrown (Greenfield, MA, Public Access Channel)
The Orange Innovation Center (Orange, MA)
Fool for You (art opening at Art for Life Gallery, Orange, MA)
Greenfield Annual Word Festival (Greenfield Grille, Greenfield, MA)
Bart’s Cafe (Greenfield, MA)
Creative Economy Summit, Shelburne-Buckland Community Center (Shelburne Falls, MA)
The Bookmill (Montague, MA)
Shadows (outdoor art opening on the Sawmill River) (Leverett, MA)
Upcoming CD Release Party: December 16, 2012, 7:45 p.m.,
at the Luthier’s Coop, Cottage Street, Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA, $5.
More information to be provided soon.