The joy of Parsonsfield is palpable. They trade instruments, share microphones, and shoot each other big grins. They sing in tight multi-part harmonies, their voices blending like they’ve been doing this together all their lives. See them live outdoors on the South Stage during Market Days for a free performance.
THIS IS A LIVE FREE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE DURING MARKET DAYS, ON THE SOUTH STAGE
American Songwriter says Parsonfield’s album Blooming Through The Black “captures both the live energy the band has come to be known for as well as the sonic evolution that occurred after months of feeling stagnant.” WNYC Soundcheck had the band in for a session, and say that “the quintet Parsonsfield is based in western Massachusetts, but their music draws on the string bands of
Appalachia. At least in part. They also like to crank up the amps and pin your ears to the wall.” Folk Alley says “a lot of string bands like to talk about how they are innovating, but Parsonsfield actually delivers on that promise…their sound kick out the windows of what most people think of folk and bluegrass.”
Parsonsfield is: Chris Freeman (vocals, banjo), Antonio Alcorn (mandolin), Max Shakun (vocals, pump organ, guitar), Harrison Whale Goodale (bass), and Erik Hischmann (drums). Catch them onstage any night and the band’s joy is palpable. They trade instruments, share microphones, and shoot each other big grins. They sing in tight multi-part harmonies, their voices blending like they’ve been doing this together all their lives. That’s because Parsonsfield is a family band, not by birth but by choice.
The On the Edge Series is generously sponsored by CherylAnne Williams and Ron and Stephany Lavallee.
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