PORTLAND—The World Famous Grassholes, Maine’s premiere bluegrass band, will embark this June on a Gazebo Tour of Maine, setting what is potentially a record for most Maine gazebos played in one summer by a Maine band.
“We haven’t checked anywhere, or done any research whatsoever, but five seems like a lot, so we’re saying it’s a record unless someone can prove otherwise,” said singer/guitarist Sam Pfeifle.
The World Famous Grassholes will play:
Gorham’s Gazebo, June 25, at 6 p.m.
Falmouth’s Gazebo, July 29, at 6:30 p.m.
Poland Spring’s Gazebo, August 5, at 6 p.m.
York’s Gazebo, August 8, at 6:30 p.m.
Andover’s Gazebo, August 9, at 6 p.m.
More information about each gig can be found at www.WorldFamousGrassholes.com.
At each of these fine gazebos, people will be able to hear some classic bluegrass, played around one mic, and featuring tunes by the likes of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Carter Family, along with plenty of originals penned by the band right here in the great state of Maine. Current Grassholes include Pfeifle, world-renowned fiddler and singer Heather Kahill, guitarist and singer Merrill Marsh (recently voted as best wearer of vests by Vest Wearer magazine), bassist and singer Flann O’Brien (fresh off a tour of Ireland), and banjo player and songwriter Field Rider, who already owns the record for most motorized vehicles owned by a single person in Maine.
Even more shockingly, the World Famous Grassholes will actually be paid to perform at each and every one of these gazebos. They’re, like, real gigs.
“We’d just like to thank each and every one of the parks and rec departments that booked us this summer,” said Pfeifle. “Each and every one of them have shown they have great taste in music and are exceptionally bright.”
Attendees will also be able to purchase at these concerts a limited-edition World Famous Grassholes Trucker Hat, which comes with its very own Grassholes logo sewn onto the front.
“This is really exciting for us,” said Pfeifle, “to be sponsored by Trucker Hats. They obviously had lots of options available to them, so deciding to put the Grassholes logo on their Trucker Hats was a huge decision, and we really laud them for taking a chance on the World Famous Grassholes. We’re confident that we’ll be able to really increase the popularity of Trucker Hats, which up till this point are relatively obscure, especially in Portland, Maine.”
Those interested in hearing the World Famous Grassholes right this minute, because they can’t wait a minute longer, can find the band on all the popular streaming services, which are on computers and phones everywhere (so we’ve been told).
The best bet is Spotify: World Famous Grassholes.
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