Poor Old Shine
Foot stomping, mind racing, fast flinching music - day in and day out, Poor Old Shine is the Roots- Americana collaboration of Chris Freeman and Will Leet. They travel with an assortment of instruments including guitars, banjos, pump organ, string bass, cello, a swarm of harmonicas, and a yard-sale-scrapmetal 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.
Poor Old Shine’s music is rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition and fits in well at bluegrass festivals and sticky rock clubs alike. They have been compared to The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Langhorne Slim, and The Low Anthem because of the changing instrumentation and harmonies. Each set mixes Freeman and Leet’s songwriting with traditional folk ballads, prison work songs, and front porch style jamming.
Poor Old Shine also features musicians Antonio Alcorn (Mandolin, guitar), Scott Thomas McColl (Upright Bass), Malachai Madden (Cello, Guitar), and David Norman (Organ). All 6 are UCONN. The new band has performed at Toads Place, The Space and Sully’s. http://pooroldshine.wordpress.com/