NOTE: Severe snow in Southern West Virginia kept this show from happening, but you should still check out the band’s website and videos. They plan to make up the date later.
Thursday night, Poor Old Shine, a roots/Americana band from Storrm CT, will bring their original and exciting music to The Empty Glass at 9 PM.
Poor Old Shine is a band that’s all about honesty and hand-crafted creativity. From their hand-painted cereal box CD covers to their thoughtful arrangements and wild menagerie of instruments they deliver foot-stomping, mind-racing, dirty, down-home Americana. The band travels with guitars, banjos, pump organ, mandolin, string bass, musical saw, washboard and a yard-sale-scrap-metal drum set,
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). Since forming at University Of Connecticut in 2011, Poor Old Shine has played to sellout crowds at some of the best venues in Southern New England including Infinity Music Hall (Norfolk, CT), Bridge Street Live (Collinsville, CT), Toads Place (New Haven, CT), and The Lizard Lounge (Cabridge, MA). They performed at the Emerging Artist Showcase at the 2012 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and voted fan favorite at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival (Norwich, CT).
Poor Old Shine straddles the worlds of bluegrass and grungy rock clubs, walking in the footsteps of The Band, John Prine and Johnny Cash. You can check out a couple of their videos below, and if you miss them at the Glass Thursday, you can catch them Friday at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. If you go to The Empty Glass, the show kicks off at 9 PM (Empty Glass Time) and the cover is, I believe, five bucks.