On Friday, June 10th at 7:30 p.m. the Blue Moon Coffeehouse in Rockland closes out their season with the award-winning bluegrass quartet, Three Tall Pines. The group’s timeless songs persuade listeners that bygone eras were just a short while ago. According to W. J. Hallock, writing for No Depression: The Journal of Roots Music, “Their talent is that they can write so simply, yet expansively, that each individual listener’s memories and experiences are jostled loose, enhanced by the music and enjoyed all over again. Songwriters who can make the listener a participant in their compositions are truly gifted.” Other critics have recognized the band’s ability to give voice to the past. They were named 2011 Bluegrass Band of the Year by the Motif Arts Magazine and were the winners of the Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival band competition. Short While Ago, the band’s debut album, won top prizes from Ourstage.com (#1 in bluegrass, July 2008), the Ossipee Valley Songwriting Contest (third place, August 2008), and garnered a finalist ranking in the national Newsong Contest run by NPR’s Mountain Stage. The band has recorded two other albums: All That’s Leftand Taproot. They have played festivals and venues all over the US and Europe. After their Blue Moon show, they are off to New York, then Amsterdam, then Denmark. Tickets are $10 at the door; children 12 and under are free. The address is 45 Webster Street, Rockland. For more information visit www.thebluemooncoffeehouse.com. To listen to the band, visit www.threetallpines.com
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