The Early Mays to perform old-time style concert

PHOTO PROVIDED The Early Mays (Emily Pinkerton, Ellen Gozion and Rachel Eddy) will perform old-time style songs Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Center for Well Being in Lemont.

LEMONT — The Acoustic Brew Concert Series presents a show by The Early Mays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 9 in the Center for Well Being.

The band members — Emily Pinkerton, Ellen Gozion and Rachel Eddy — are known for their flawless three-part harmonies and for performing songs in an old-time style.

They burst onto the scene with a No. 2 debut on the National Folk-D.J. charts: an album on which fiddle, banjo and guitar are the backdrop to their vocal harmonies. Most recently, they took home the blue ribbon in the Neo-Traditional Band Competition at Clifftop 2016 (The Appalachian String Band Music Festival).

The Early Mays say they love the camaraderie of the studio, the road and rehearsals, and their listeners can feel the gratitude radiate from whatever stage they are on. Audience members never leave a show without carrying a little bit of that warmth away with them.

Andy Mulkerin wrote in Pittsburgh City Paper, “As local folk music goes, The Early Mays are a bit of a supergroup… Together, they literally make beautiful music — a play on the Appalachian folk all three are steeped in, with close vocal harmonies, and guitar, banjo and fiddle work.”

For ticket information, visit www.acousticbrew.org/tickets/

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