Poor Old Shine to bring foot-stomping Americana to Unity

Posted May 12, 2013, at 9:11 p.m.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 8 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St, Unity, Maine

For more information: 207-948-7469;

On Saturday, May 18th, foot-stomping Americana group, Poor Old Shine, will perform at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. Show starts at 8:00PM. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

From their hand paintedcereal box cd cases to their thoughtful arrangements, Poor Old Shine, a Roots/Americana band from Storrs, CT is about honesty and hand crafted creativity. It’s foot stomping, mind racing, dirty, down home Americana. They travel with an assortment of instruments including guitars, banjos, pump organ, mandolin, string bass, musical saw, washboard, and a yard-sale-scrap-metal drum set. It’s old songs with a new feel, banjos with paint peeled, shoes with holes and treadless soles, and music that is real.

The music is rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition and fits in well at bluegrassfestivals and sticky rock clubs alike. They have been compared favorably to The Band, John Prine, and Johnny Cash. Each set mixes the band’s original songwriting with traditional folk ballads, prison work songs, and front porch style jamming.

Poor Old Shine features Chris Freeman (banjo), Max Shakun (guitar, pump organ), Antonio Alcorn (Mandolin), Harrison Goodale (Bass), and Brian Conlon (washboard and aux. percussion). Since forming at University Of Connecticut in 2011, Poor Old Shine has played to sellout crowds at some of the best venues in New England including Infinity Music Hall (Norfolk, CT), Club Passim (Boston, MA), Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY), and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC). In the summer of 2012 Poor Old Shine appeared at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Hillsdale, NY), and in September traveled to California to perform at the National Heirloom Festival in Santa Rosa, CA.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 207-948-7469. The Unity College Center for the Performing Arts is located at 42 Depot St in downtown Unity.

Built from a one hundred year-old barn with attached farmhouse, the UCCPA is a vibrant cultural and arts center that offers an eclectic mix of music, films, art, lectures, and other various events.

Unity College is a small private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education, which emphasizes the environment and naturalresources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.