Concert at Canfield Casino
An evening with Floodwood, The Mallett Brothers Band and The North & South Dakotas
On Friday, April 18 the historic Canfield Casino will be the setting for a concert featuring three of the country’s Americana/Folk/Bluegrass bands, two of whom are products of our region. The bands are the North and South Dakotas based in Saratoga Springs, Floodwood from the Adirondack foothills, and the Maine based Mallett Brothers’ Band.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door
The Mallett Brothers Band is an alt-country/rock band from Portland, Maine. Slightly more rock than country, theirs is a musical melting pot that’s influenced equally by the folk and singer/songwriter influence of brothers Luke and Will’s dad David Mallett – himself a noted musician – as by the harder rock, punk and even psychedelic influences of the other band members. Brian Higgins on drums, Nick Leen on bass, Wally on dobro and electric guitar and Nate Soule on electric and acoustic guitars and mandolin. It’s song-driven music that holds up under the lens of solitary listening, but that’s equally apt to crank a room full of rockers into whiskey-fueled high gear.
Since forming in 2009, they’ve released three full length albums and toured the country extensively, providing support for acts ranging from The Josh Abbot Band, Blackberry Smoke, Charlie Robison, and the Turnpike Troubadours, to .38 Special, Toby Keith, Chris Caigle, and Travis Tritt. They have also appeared on stage in a huge range of clubs from Maine to Texas, including the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and the famed Continental Club in Austin.
The Mallett Brothers Band was named best band in New England, and recieved best album in New England for “LAND” at the New England Music Awards this year. Sharing the nomination with some powerhouse bands such as Kingsley Flood and Deer Tick made these awards even more of a nice surprise.