BREWER, Maine — Next Generation Theatre is hosting Bluegrass group Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, at the theater at 39 Center St. in Brewer. Admission for Amy Gallatin and Stillwater is $10 per person and $15 per couple.
Come and enjoy the powerhouse duo of Amy Gallatin and renowned resophonic guitarist Roger Williams. The two joined forces a few years ago to explore their mutual love of country standards, served up with an acoustic treatment in the bluegrass vein. The result is a toe-tapping blend of heartfelt vocals, soaring harmonies and red-hot picking, traditional yet modern and distinct.
Americana radio host Ed McKeon says: “Amy’s vocals, with the power and tone of her voice, are tempered by Roger’s baritone which has been sanded smooth by cigarettes and, shall we say, maturity. The song selections are perfect, the harmonies glorious, the sentiments wonderfully maudlin (like any good old country song).”
The two are enhanced on mandolin and vocals by the recent addition of Roger’s son, Berklee College of Music student J.D, who–in the time-honored tradition of musical consanguinity complements his father’s style perfectly–and by veteran bassist Eric Levenson, formerly with Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass Boys and later with Boston City Limits.