Bluegrass Benefit for First Congregational Church of Thetford Hill’s Historic Community Building
Concert by the band Reckless Breakfast, with special guests The Mansur Brothers, followed by breakfast-themed snacks. Plan on a great night out [/in] and bring your friends and relations! And think about what “breakfast themed” finger food you could bring! Plan on a great night out [/in] and bring your friends and relations! And think about what “breakfast themed” finger food you could bring!
Reckless Breakfast gave us a spectacular show last March and we are delighted that they are helping us again. “Reckless” is the product of years of evolution in the Upper Valley Bluegrass scene. Their playful antics, creative arrangements of many different genres into bluegrass and stock of classic, flatpicking numbers are sure to delight any listener. Their simple harmonies and boisterous instrumentals have timeless appeal.
Jen Freise – fiddle, Ford Daley – Dobro and Dave Lloyd, guitar, provide virtuosic instrumental leads, while Rory Gawler’s vocals, banjo or mandolin and Duff Cummings’ bass round out the sound. With Jen, Laura Jean Binkley and Ford singing harmony, the good-old fashioned string band sound is accessible to all.
Opening will be Rivendell students “The Mansur Brothers” featuring Eli on fiddle and Owen on the bodhran. Eli has played fiddle since he was 7; he also plays with his band “Cows with Wings” and recently graduated from “Little Lumberjack” to “Lumberjack” on the Sunday menu. Owen has been playing bodhran for the last several years and after recent Irish immersion switched his breakfast preference from eggs to oats over easy.