Common Folk will be presenting Damn Tall Buildings featuring an opening set by Not My Sister at the Houghton Mansion, 172 Church St.,in North Adams on April 7. Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic guerrilla roots band from Boston. While their instrumentation is that of bluegrass, they are not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, their songs about love and ramblin’ help to forget the everyday troubles and slip away into their up-tempo hobo-anthems. With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is truthful combination of four-different people branding their influences into a single sound. The Boston Globe described them as, “The Carter Family for the millennial generation”. Damn Tall Buildings has toured through many venues and festivals all across the United States, including North Adam’s very own Fresh Grass (where they were awarded second place in the 2016 band competition). On top of sharing the stage with bands such as The California Honeydrops, The Dustbowl Revival, Sierra Hull, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Gangstagrass, and many more. There is no doubt that North Adams needs another taste of Damn Tall Buildings.
Opening for Damn Tall Buildings will be an a capella set by Not My Sister (the ladies of Upstate Rubdown). Upstate Rubdown is an acoustic septet drawing inspiration from every corner (and decade) of America’s musical heritage. Based in New York’s Hudson Valley region, the band has spent years cultivating its sound, and continues to grow by the tune. The dynamic rhythm section supports a three part vocal harmony powerhouse of founding members Mary Kenney and Melanie Glenn with recent Nashville-transplant Allison Olender. Over its five year history, the band has played in more than twenty states, from intimate house concerts to prominent festival stages, including Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, and Green River Festival. The band has opened for Cory Henry, Phox, The Felice Brothers, and many others.
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Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and music will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door at commonfolk.org/upcoming-events/