Parsonsfield + Patrick Maguire
PARSONSFIELD + Patrick Maguire Appearing Live at Moes Alley Thursday, August 31st Americana/Folk/Rock Favorites Debut Moe's 8:30 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $10 advance, $14 day of show, Moe's Alley welcomes PARSONSFIELD for their debut performance at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz, CA. Patrick Maguire opens the show starting at 8:30pm so be sure to come early! Day One in the abandoned axe factory hadn't gone as planned, so today is the first time the five members of Parsonsfield will actually get to make music here. They'd been looking forward to converting this cavernous industrial space on the banks of the Farmington River in Collinsville, CT, ever since singer/banjo player Chris Freeman, who grew up nearby, brought it to their attention. The idea of recording in such a reverberant, reactive space held great appeal after the past six months spent in Canada exclusively performing their critically acclaimed original songs for 'The Heart Of Robin Hood,' a musical that required them to wear in-ear monitors for eight shows a week in theaters designed to be sonically dead. They've got their amps and PA plugged in now, and there's a faint layer of sawdust on top of all the gear. It's nothing compared to yesterday, when they opened the doors for the first time and discovered sawdust an inch thick coating every imaginable surface. It was so bad they had to purchase respirators and devote the entire day to sweeping and vacuuming, trying to outwit the neighbor's overzealous guard dog every time they came and went from the building. The whole process left so much dust still floating in the air that every time they take a break, another layer settles back down to earth, but at least they can comfortably breathe now.