Even if you know nothing about bluegrass, Tricky Britches should convince you that a solid groove is more important than anything else—be it mind-blowing virtuosity, a high-lonesome voice, even an unbelievable head of hair. Hailing from the frigid climes of Portland, ME, the indie string band is doing everything in its power to prove that bluegrass is not just the domain of southerners, and succeeding admirably.
Tricky Britches have an amiable, boyish vibe and plenty of tight guy-on-guy harmonies. It’s pretty much all you could ask for.
They excel at the kind of no-nonsense bluegrass that’s starting to feel like a rarity these days, writing up-tempo originals which sound like they could have been swiped from Bill Monroe’s discography.
I don’t know about you, but I find it comforting that a faction of traditional bluegrass’ last bastion is straight chillin up in Maine.
Catch Tricky Britches at Club Passim on Wednesday, May 9!