Billsville House Concerts
A band from Connecticut, a house in the foothills of Green Mountain National Forest, a Super Moon, potluck foods and handmade "Feel The Bern" t-shirts all came together last Saturday night for a wicked good time.
Doug Hacker and his wife, Caroline Schneider, converted their front yard into a natural amphitheater for the evening. But first you had to get past the guy at the garden path, were you on the list? Doug and Caroline's son, Kai, checked his iPad and if you were cool, he would let you find a spot on the lawn. The couple’s older son, Ethan, manned the sound board for the night. Ethan even got a shout out from that night's band-Parsonsfield. To paraphrase, they said he was doing an amazing job, even better than professionals twice his age.
The band took the stage very close to 7 p.m. making use of the slowly setting sun. They weren't always called Parsonsfield (the band started out as Poor Old Shine, but changed in July 2014).
From their website: In 2013 they recorded their debut album Poor Old Shine (Signature Sounds Recordings), produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive). The new name was born of the inspired experiences recording two albums in beautiful, rural Parsonsfield, Maine, at Great North Sound Society, Kassirer's farmhouse studio/retreat. It was there they met current drummer Hischmann, who was working as Kassirer's assistant engineer.
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Before the show folks enjoyed a potluck dinner and a special treat.
For more shows at Billsville, check their schedule page: http://www.billsvillehouseconcerts.com/tickets/
Billsville has hosted some pretty AWESOME shows over the years...I've been lucky to attend a few: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/BillsvilleHouseConcerts