Poor Old Shine at Club Cafe
We’re here to tell our readers about an up-and-coming roots rock/Americana band from Connecticut who will be hitting Club Cafe this Wednesday, May 1. You can be one of the first to say “I remember when I saw this band play to less than 100 people” before they’re catapulted to fame reminiscent of The Lumineers and other hot “of the moment” folk artists. This band’s called Poor Old Shine, and much like the name and photo, they ooze a foot-stomping, banjo-playing persona that stretches to the tips of their worn soles. Those who entered our Bon Iver giveaway might want to check out the four piece, who are about to embark on a U.S. tour, with dates scheduled as far out as November. If you’d like to know why they’re turning heads and giving a new image to their scene, a simple listen will do.
Check them out.
With favorable comparisons to The Band, John Prine, and Johnny Cash, Poor Old Shine’s diverse sets mix their original songwriting with traditional folk ballads, prison work songs, and front porch style jamming. Formed in 2011 while attending the University of Connecticut, Poor Old Shine features Chris Freeman (banjo), Max Shakun (guitar, pump organ), Antonio Alcorn (Mandolin), Harrison Goodale (Bass), and Brian Conlon (washboard and aux. percussion). They have played at some of the best venues in Southern New England and cannot wait to bring their bearded selves to the City of Champions/Bridges/General Awesomeness!
This show begins at 8PM, with 7PM doors on Wednesday, May 1. Tickets are a whopping $8 and can be purchased here. The Unknown String Band opens the show, so get there early and support your local scene!