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TRICKY BRITCHES BLUEGRASS BAND COMES TO PATTEN FREE LIBRARY

Posted April 19, 2013, at 9:38 a.m.

Put away your mud boots, haul out your dancing shoes, and come to Patten Free Library in Bath for an evening of foot-stomping bluegrass music by Portland band Tricky Britches. The concert starts at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 14. This event is free and open to the public.

Rooted in old-time country, with a bluegrass kick and the bounce of a street-corner jug band, Tricky Britches will put some swing in your step from the moment you hear them. Songwriting chock full of down-home harmonies and dirty licks, their original material harkens back to humble beginnings sawing out mountain tunes on the Portland, Maine sidewalk.

Band members Jed Bresette, Seth Doyle, Tyler Lienhardt, and Ryan Wilkinson formed Tricky Britches in 2009, playing on street corners across the country, simply as a means of paying for a road trip. Suddenly there were weddings, parties, and dances to be played, and before the boys knew it, Tricky Britches had gained too much momentum to be stopped. As time went by, they focused more on songwriting and original material, which the majority of their recorded tracks are. Their influences include John Hartford, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, The Grateful Dead, The Everly Brothers, and American traditional folk music. Their 2011 album Hard Fought Day has been played all across New England, and their new album Good Company, will be released in May of 2013.

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