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Fri, Dec 09


Old Route 9n

Possum Haw

Time & Location

Dec 09, 2016, 7:00 PM

Old Route 9n, Old Rte 9n, Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

A  special combination: the drive of bluegrass and the original lyricism  of folk, delivered by one of the finest female vocalists in the region.  Vocalist Colby Crehan brings this sound to audiences with the Vermont  band PossumHaw. Formed in 2004 by husband-wife team Ryan (banjo player)  and Colby Crehan and lead guitarist Charley Eiseman, the group has  evolved into a well-oiled machine with stunning vocal harmonies and  stellar acoustic instrumentation. Mandolinist Stephen Waud joined the  group in 2009 and bassist Mitch Barron in 2013. Jazz and blues  influences weave through a repertoire of original music fueled by  Crehan's skilled songwriting. Crehan’s song “Road to Mora” was named  Vermont Song of the Year, and Crehan named Vermont Vocalist of the Year  (Tammie Awards, Times-Argus). In addition to finely-crafted music  provided by the entire band, front man Ryan Crehan makes audiences feel  right at home with wonderful stage presence and wry humor. PossumHaw is  what the Northeast folk and bluegrass music scene is all  about—excellent original acoustic live music delivered with skill,  sincerity, and personality. The band is: Colby Crehan: lead vocals, guitar, piano Stephen Waud: mandolin, vocals Ryan Crehan: banjo, vocals, harmonica Charley Eiseman: lead guitar, vocals Mitch Barron: upright bass, vocals PossumHaw  has produced four full-length albums: Waiting and Watching (2014),  Fortune’s Name (2010), Madtom (2007) and Split-rail (2005). The band has  appeared at Caffe Lena, the Champlain Valley Folk Festival, First Night  Burlington, Higher Ground, the Long Trail Festival, and at venues  throughout the Northeast. Here’s what critics are saying about PossumHaw: On the new album, Waiting and Watching: -Addison County Independent "The best female vocalist in country music this state has produced in many years" -Rutland Herald/Barre-Montpelier Times Argus "Crehan has penned a few instant classics -Robert Resnik, Seven Days "Easygoing beauty" -Burlington Free Press

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