A triple dose of alternative folk will take the Roots & Tendrils stage Friday, Feb. 19 starting at 8 p.m. Admission will be $5 at the door of the visual and performing art space, 2 Cross St.

Northern Maine wonders Travis Cyr and The Strings Of Calamity play Acousta-Funky-Folk-Grass or, perhaps cerebral folk music. Whatever it is called, the music is a genuine reflection of the land they live on: quiet, gentle and peaceful, yet vast, dark and strong. Combining vividly honest and poetic lyrics with aggressive, fast-paced acoustic guitar work, these songs break a lot of strings.

Jesse Pilgrim is a folk musician born and bred in Maine. His latest EP, “Pecos Bill is Dead” (a reference to his former stage name, Pecos Bill), shines with original material that covers everything from life and death to whiskey in the tradition of Woody Guthrie with a little Johnny Cash swagger thrown in.

Jump, Buck! is led by singer/songwriter and Belfast native Thomas Dalholt. Jump, Buck!’s first release, “The Wolves Must Eat as Well,” combines folk with a lo-fi alternative sound — think Neutral Milk Hotel and Bright Eyes.

For more information about the evening or Roots & Tendrils, visit rootsandtendrils.com or call 872-5111.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.