Free concert New & Used Bluegrass at the Mainstay

Rock Hall
August 2012

New & Used Bluegrass, a bluegrass band based on the Eastern Shore will bring their bright mix of bluegrass, country classics and originals to the Mainstay’s back deck in a free outdoor concert in Rock Hall, MD on Saturday September 8 at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free. A cash bar will be open. Bring a comfortable chair. In the case of rain or extreme heat, the concert will move indoors. For information and reservations call 410-639-9133. Information is also available at the Mainstay’s website www.mainstayrockhall.org.

New & Used Bluegrass plays classic, straight ahead bluegrass with hot instrumentals and great harmony vocals. The core of the band is made up of three musicians who have been friends since high school – Ed Finkner, Toby Price and Alan Breeding.

They have played for fun and in various bluegrass groups for many years enjoying each others bluegrass roots and the friendships that make playing in the band more fun. Ed Finkner (sometimes known as Fink Floyd) lives near Longwoods, Maryland (near Easton). He plays guitar and sings lead on many of the songs they perform. Alan Breeding lives outside of Greensboro, Maryland and plays banjo and keeps them straight on bluegrass facts and lyrics. Toby Price lives near Preston, Maryland and plays mandolin and sings lead and baritone. Jon Simmons lives between Denton and Greensboro, Maryland and plays fiddle and sings lead and tenor. The bass position is currently being filled by a rotating cast of players including Bryan Irwin and Cody Finkner.
This concert is the final concert in the Mainstay’s free outdoor concert series,“Music at Oyster Court.”

Like the other concerts in the series it is sponsored by the Sener-Johnston Family Fund at MidShore Community Foundation, the Rock Hall Business Association, the Kent County Arts Council and The Mainstay. Audience members are encouraged to bring a comfortable chair but not alcohol as the Mainstay will have a bar open. In case of rain or extreme heat, the concert will move indoors to the air-conditioned Mainstay.

The Mainstay (Home of Musical Magic) is the friendly informal storefront performing arts center on Rock Hall’s old time Main Street. It is a 501(c)(3), non profit dedicated to the arts, serving Rock Hall, MD and the surrounding region. It is committed to presenting local, regional and national level talent, at a reasonable price, in an almost perfect acoustic setting. Wine, beer, sodas and snacks are available at the bar.
The Mainstay is supported by ticket sales, fundraising including donations from friends and audience members and an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

For information and reservations call the Mainstay at 410-639-9133. More information is also available at the Mainstay’s website www.mainstayrockhall.org.

Upcoming Mainstay performances include:
September 20 Rogerio Souza Trio
September 29 Chesapeake Scenes
September 30 Hendrik Meurkens Quartet
October 12 Toby Walker ( a Rock Hall FallFest concert)
October 13 Sue Matthews sings Sinatra (a Rock Hall FallFest concert)

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