After nearly two decades of criss-crossing Maine, playing shows from Andover to York, Kittery to Waterville, the World Famous Grassholes will make their first ever appearance in Freeport with a March 12 show at Cadenza. As Freeport’s premiere venue for live music, with the best sound north of Portland and impeccable taste, Cadenza is the ideal spot for seeing Maine’s hottest bluegrass band take the stage.
“We’re really excited to play the home of LL Bean,” said Sam Pfeifle, frontman and guitarist. “It’s almost like we’re opening up our own little outlet store, except we’re selling hot licks and tight harmonies instead of cool boots and loose flannels.”
Attendees will get an early preview of songs recently recorded with producer Jonathan Wyman, to be released in June as their third album, “South Congress.” All five Grassholes now have lead vocals on their resume and the band has really expanded their range and dynamism, with everything from heartbreaking waltzes to rip-roaring boot stompers.
No worries, though, these Grassholes aren’t trying to get all contemporary on ya. They’re still focused around one mic, and you’ll get your fill of banjo and fiddle licks. Add those to country twang and some of the crispest lyrical turns outside of Nashville’s songwriter clubs and you’ve got yourself a hell of a good time.
“Some people, they don’t really like to have fun,” noted Pfeifle. “They shouldn’t come to our shows, for sure. They’re going to have a bad time. It will just be too fun for them.”
For tickets, $12 in advance, $15 on the day of show, visit www.cadenzafreeport.com.
Photo credit Lindsay Raymondjack.