Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1
The Seth Sawyer Band has been playing its distinctive brand of country-infused traditional bluegrass for more than twenty-five years. The two constants over that quarter century have been bandleader Seth (guitar, vocals) and his wife Candi (bass, vocals), who met in 1991 at the Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival and began playing music together not long afterward.
Seth’s reputation as a songwriter goes well beyond the region, and his work has been recorded by the Warrior River Boys and the Gibson Brothers among others. The Sawyer Band has included dozens of great musicians over the years, some of whom have gone on to become fixtures in the local bluegrass community, and all of whom have left their mark on Seth’s music.
The band’s current line-up is rounded out by Dave Shaw (banjo, fiddle, dobro) and Dave “Tex” Orlomoski (mandolin, guitar). These seasoned players help out with harmony vocals, and bring to the band a deep understanding of the best of classic country and bluegrass. In its strength of vocal power and instrumental expertise, the Seth Sawyer Band continues to represent the best in New England’s long and proud bluegrass history.