Long-time friends Charlie Shafer- Fire in the Kitchen and the Kimberlys- American Wanderer are joining forces to bring an incredible evening of music to the Norfield Grange in Weston, CT.
Fun Fact: Fire in the Kitchen is on sort of a roll...in the past two years, three of the young bands we've introduced at the outdoor concerts have been picked up by a pretty superb booking agency, hopefully launching them to the stars and beyond.
One of these is Rakish, made up of Maura Shawn Scanlin and Conor Hearn, who are the main players in Pumpkin Bread Band, seen in August at the Rettich Preserve. Rakish was primarily a Celtic duo, Maura Shawn having won the world Scots fiddling championship. But, when you're really good, you're really good, and you can do pretty much everything. It's no surprise then that this tune, an original, old-timey feel thing, is as exceptional as everything else they do. And they'll be visiting us the Saturday before St. Paddy's day in March, but with a twist. It'll be Fire In The (Grange) Kitchen along with American Wanderer Foundation. Rakish YouTube
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