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Folk Bands Hit Up Sixth & I

2With bands like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers bursting onto the mainstream music scene of late, lesser-known folk bands are capitalizing on Americana twang being the new “it” sound. At the start of 2013, Sixth & I is will host three downstairs shows that feature up-and-coming folksy folks with a sound all their own.

  • Sligo Creek Stompers – Saturday, January 5 at 8:00 pm

Local band Sligo Creek Stompers plays a raucous but refined blend of traditional roots music—Appalachian and Midwestern old time; bluegrass; New Orleans-style traditional jazz; haunted Irish fiddle tunes; honky tonk and classic country; and Texas and gypsy swing.

  • Jayme Stone – Thursday, January 10 at 8:00 pm

Two-time Juno-winning banjoist Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world bridging folk, jazz, and chamber music.

  • The Last Bison – Thursday, February 14 at 8:00 pm

The seven-member ensemble has captivated the national music scene with a rare blend of folk and classical influences. The Last Bison is a tight-knit community of family and friends—front man Ben Hardesty shares the stage with his father and sister.

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