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Popular Maine Bluegrass Band Evergreen on final tour
SOUTH CARTHAGE -- New England Celtic Arts will present Evergreen at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Sunday.
Curtain is at 7 p.m. There is a pre-show jam session 45 minutes prior to curtain. Audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam with the performers for a few minutes.
Evergreen has been entertaining New England audiences since 1991. Their eclectic style blends elements of bluegrass, folk, blues, old-time, country and swing into a seamless mix of upbeat, energizing music that appeals to a wide range of listeners. Tight harmonies, solid instrumentation, original interpretations and strong songwriting all combine to create a uniquely engaging show.
Steve Chiasson, the "founding father" of the group, is a veteran of the club scene, and has been singing, playing guitar and honing his songwriting craft since starting his first garage band in 1965. He has won a number of songwriting awards, and several of his songs have been recorded and released by various independent artists.
Chris Prickitt is an accomplished banjo player with a flair for both Scruggs-style and good old-fashioned clawhammer. He has appeared with The Kennebec Valley Boys, The Northern Valley Boys, The Pleasin' Keys, and The Reely Clever Good As Ever Band. Chris plays guitar, fiddle, bass, mandolin, and accordion.
Nel Kennedy plays bass, guitar, mandolin, and autoharp. She cut her musical teeth on bluegrass, folk and country-rock, and spent a good bit of her early career with the well-known Misty Mountaineers. Nel recorded three albums with the Mistys, as well as one with her husband, Joe, as a member of the band Breakneck Mountain. She and Joe produced and promoted the Breakneck Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Crawford from 1984 to 1995.
Joe Kennedy, harmonica player extraordinaire (who also plays bass, as well), has worked hard to develop a style of playing that really fits the type of material the band performs - especially bluegrass. He has performed and recorded with Bluegrass Supply Company, The Kennebec Valley Boys and Breakneck Mountain.
This will be Evergreen's last performance at Skye Theatre. All things must end at some time, and Evergreen's time has come. Band member Joe Kennedy stated recently, "We will be saying our final farewells. Steve will be moving to his new home in Belfast and Chris will be returning to Vermont, his home state".
Skye Theater is located three miles west of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Dr. off Winter Hill Road and Rt. 2 in South Carthage. Ticket price is $15 at the door. For reservations, call Skye Theatre at 562-4445.