The Coloradas, Asa Irons at Waterfall Arts

Bluegrass stomp and well-crafted songs

Jan 28, 2014
The Coloradas

Belfast — Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., will present The Coloradas and Asa Irons, local musicians with big followings, in the downstairs FallOut Shelter Friday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. The concert follows the 5 to 8 p.m. opening reception for Abbie Read’s “Library” and the “Denizens” group show.

The Coloradas formed in 2011, as songwriters Roy Davis and Bernie Nye plus a handful of virtuosic bluegrass musicians and have recorded and toured ever since. Touring in a 1986 Toyota Motorhome, they play performing arts spaces, roots music festivals, house concerts and other listening-based venues. They also travel to Europe several times a year. Their live show is an experiment in finding common ground between American roots genres with improvisation and creativity, while staying true to their basic source of inspiration: the songs.

Irons, who lives in Montville, is a stonemason, carpenter and musician from New Hampshire. Few people can perfectly poach a duck egg, repoint a chimney or write a song that will really raise hairs … and even fewer people these days can distill these qualities into a song in the timeless way that Irons does. Whether he is constructing a song or a stone wall, patience leads the way for total awareness.

Admission will be $10 at the door, and there will be a cash bar to support Waterfall Arts. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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