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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Blind Owl Band to performs at Aug. 29

  • - On Friday, August 29th, The Blind Owl Band will be at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale, PA as part of the ‘Concert in The Coop’ series.
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     - On Friday, August 29th, The Blind Owl Band will be at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale, PA as part of the ‘Concert in The Coop’ series. Doors will open at 6:45pm and the show will start at 7:30pm.
    Since forming in Saranac Lake, NY in 2011, the Blind Owl Band has established itself as one of the most unique and hard-working young bands on the Northeast circuit.
    They came up with their band name when a saw-whet owl (also called a “blind owl”) flew into the window and stared at them while they were playing.
    As the owl flew away, “The Blind Owl Band” name was born.
    The Blind Owl Band has built a reputation the old-fashioned way; by putting their trust in busted-up vans, the kindness of strangers, and the music, meandering the country and winning fans one performance at a time.
    "They play as one but not bluegrass-tight – rather, like a racing stagecoach with slack in the reins. They're all heart and gut and energy, playing the music of hobos, tramps, trail crews, river rafting guides and forestry students,” as stated in The Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
    The Blind Owl Band calls their own brand of contemporary northern bluegrass "Adirondack freight train string music" and titled their current album "This Train We Ride is Made of Wood and Steel."
    According to a review by Upstate Live (New York State’s Music Guide), “This Train We Ride is Made of Wood and Steel is a testament to their past whilst forging a path where their sound is becoming uniquely their own."
    The Blind Owl Band is made up of Arthur Buezo on guitar and vocals, Christian Cardiello on bass, Eric Munley on mandolin and vocals, and James Ford on banjo and vocals.
    Page 2 of 2 - There will be chairs around the room for the listening crowd, but most of the floor space is reserved for moving. Get ready to dance to the Adirondack freight train string music! The music begins at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:45pm. BYOB. Donations collected at the door.
    The “Concerts in the Coop” performances take place on the last Friday of each month between April and October. The series is arranged by local artist John Kascht, who began the last friday tradition nearly a decade ago in his (honest to goodness) chicken coop.
    The Cooperage is operated by the The Cooperage Project, is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that seeks to build community through performance, learning and good times. For more information visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570.253.2020.

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