Local indie-folk heroes Parsonsfield blew minds at FreshGrass 2016 playing live to an excerpt of the iconic Robert Flaherty documentary Nanook of the North. We’ve asked for the band to score the whole film, and they’re back to perform the world premiere.
Folk Alley has dubbed Parsonsfield’s songs “the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas.” Their rowdy live performances only upped the ante, with The Bluegrass Situation falling for their “fun and frenzy” and No Depression raving that they’ll “give you rich five-part harmonies one minute, sound like bluegrass on steroids the next, and then rock you over the head with unbearably cool and raucous Celtic rhythms.”
Parsonsfield is: Chris Freeman (vocals, banjo), Antonio Alcorn (mandolin), Max Shakun (vocals, pump organ, guitar), Harrison Whale Goodale (bass), Erik Hischmann (drums)
What to expect
Seating is general admission within each section. Preferred tickets are general admission seats located in the first rows of the theater. A full bar serves Bright Idea Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits.
Planning on dinner before the show? Our museum café Lickety Split rolls out a menu of favorites including Vermont black bean burgers, angus burgers, tasty paninis, quiche, and an array of fresh salads featuring field greens, goat cheese, and grilled pineapple, all priced at $10 or less.
Sponsored by The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, FreshGrass, and No Depression
photo by Douglas Mason