Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 5:47 PM
RM Tour Diary #224: Old Shine Copper Ponies
One of the many perks of playing music is sometimes getting to pick great opening acts. This weekend we had two! Poor Old Shine is a CT based high energy quartet ala Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers. These guys kicked off the night for us at our long-awaited show at The Narrows in Fall River, MA. (This was the show that was cancelled due to "Frankenstorm" back in February.) Thanks for everyone who came to the rescheduled show - it was sold out!!
Saturday night we returned to the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Society in Fair Lawn, NJ. Our long time friend Eric Balkey recently teamed up with vocalist Annie Donohue to form a duo named (by Abbie) The Copper Ponies. These are sweet people with sweet harmonies. It's been especially fun playing our new tune "Lay Down Your Burden" with our opening guests at the end of the night.
We've got some time off now to write and rehearse - our next big trip is back to Kate Wolf Festival in California!
Molly, Abbie & Laurie