March 9th – Podunk Bluegrass Presents: Telefunken Band Competition Winners
For the past 10 years, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has been sponsoring the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, a contest growing in popularity across the national bluegrass scene. We are excited to host two previous winners: Beg, Steal Or Borrow (2017) and Pretty Saro (2018) for a performance at TELEFUNKEN Soundstage on Saturday, March 9th. Join us for a high-fidelity hang starting at 6pm with an artist meet & greet. 7pm Pretty Saro kicks things off, with Beg, Steal Or Borrow starting at 8pm. This is a BYOB event. Light refreshments and snacks will be served!
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Beg, Steal Or Borrow
Beg, Steal or Borrow was formed in 2013 and since their debut replicating the influential self-titled Old and in the Way album before an enthusiastic crowd at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, the group has toured from Maine to Bermuda. The band is a convergence of five veteran musicians: Jeremy Sicely, Roland Clark, Fran Forim, Luke Auriemmo and Geoff Goodhue, all residing throughout northern Vermont and New Hampshire who have collaborated with the likes of J.D. Hutchison, Tim O’brien, Bryan Bowers, Danny Knicely, Bill Frisell and Yonder Mountain String Band.With rhythmic drive, intricate instrumental arrangement and vocal harmony, the quintet is now broadening its repertoire to showcase original material. Beg, Steal or Borrow won the 2017 Podunk and 2018 Thomas Point Beach bluegrass festival band competitions, has been featured at Greyfox and Ossipee Valley and will be at Winter Wondergrass this coming December.
In their own words Pretty Saro is an acoustic roots quartet based in Boston MA, fusing traditional styles with modern ideas to create a unique and exciting musical experience. The band is affiliated with Berklee School of Music and its members include Maxfield Anderson from Oklahoma, Alex Formento, New Jersey, Devon Gardner, Arizona and Joe Everett, Ohio. The contemporary quartet draws inspiration from traditional bluegrass and blends it with their diverse background to create a sound uniquely theirs.