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Poor Man’s Whiskey with special guests Whitherward

Infinity Norfolk


Thu, August 10, 2017
Norfolk, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Price: $19 - $34

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Americana / Bluegrass
Poor Man’s Whiskey with special guests Whitherward

Norfolk are you ready!? Bringing in two equally unique bands for your listening pleasure. A bluegrass band that can play anything (Poor Man’s Whiskey), and even released a Jam-Grass take on Dark Side of the Moon! So expect to hear some classics, some fun jams, and even some classic bluegrass too. Opening the show is Whitherward…an Indie Folk/Rock/Pop duo that is fun, quirky, and super talented. Going to make for a great listening experience!

Poor Man's Whiskey

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Artist Bio

Poor Man's Whiskey is an American band originating in the San Francisco Bay Area rooted around the songwriting talents of Josh Brough and Jason Beard (whom met in 1993 at the University of California, Santa Barbara). Poor Man's Whiskey's live show and sound is blend of high octane old time/bluegrass music (often done on traditional acoustic instruments of banjo, guitar, and mandolin) and a more psychedelic blues/jam rock style that call upon their earlier influences such as Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers Band, and the Grateful Dead. Poor Man's Whiskey seamlessly transitions between acoustic and electric styles with a carefully crafted commitment that revolves around well written songs and stories...while maintaining an exciting element of improvisation and the openness to let a song expand. Besides their seven original albums and high energy shows, Poor Man's Whiskey is also known for their special "interpretation sets". They gained international attention by their bluegrass rendition of "Dark Side of the Moonshine" (a bluegrass take on the classic Pink Floyd album), as well as successful interpretive sets of Paul Simon's "Graceland", The Allman Brothers Band, The Eagles, Old and In the Way, and Kate Wolf. These sets are are played in conjunction with an original set or a special festival late night party.

“These guys have no boundaries. You’re in the middle of a psychedelic Pink Floyd-like rock-n-roll song when someone picks up a banjo! Then they drop you into the middle of Paul Simon’s Graceland, make a quick trip across the Irish countryside & drag you through a bit of folk & bluegrass. They’re on the stage plugged in, off the stage unplugged amongst the crowd & everywhere in between. So much fun!”


Jason Beard- Guitar,Mandolin

Josh Brough -Vocals,Banjo, Keyboards,

Jeff Coleman- Keyboards

Mark Murphy-Bass

David Noble- Guitar, Vocals George Smeltz - Drums, Vocals

Band Discography:

Rock Star On The Weekend (live)-2016

Whiskey Under the Bridge-2015

Barrel Aged Whiskey (compilation)- 2014

Like a River-2012

Goodbye California-2011

Dark Side of the Moonshine-2009

Roadside Attraction-2005

Train To California-2003

Career Highlights: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Kate Wolf Festival, Byran Bay Blues Festival (Australia), Wakarusa Music

Festival, 4 Peaks Music Festival, Northwest String Summit, Summer Meltdown, Joshua Tree Music Festival, SCI's

Horning's Hideout, Phases of the Moon, High Sierra Music Festival, Dead on the Creek, Evolve Music Festival (Canada), Hillside Music Festival (Canada), Strawberry Music Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival (band competition finalists), Jibberjazz Music Festival, Road To Rich's, Earl Fest, Salmonstock (Alaska), Petaluma Music Festival, Hangtown Halloween, Las Tortugas, Lohi Music Festival, Multiple Sold out show's at the Fillmore, San Francisco, and many many more!

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