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Poor Monroe – Record Release Party!

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Poor Monroe – Record Release Party!

Fri, Sep 22 - 6:30 pm

Presented by Gateway City Arts

The Divine Theater Doors Open at 6pm

16+ unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

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“In this brave new world of song, Eric Lee sings and writes gems of truth with a new kind of language, and whose energetic performances are subtly captivating” – Eric Andersen

In addition to receiving two New England Music Award nominations, Poor Monroe has enjoyed a tremendous break-out year, with performances including the Green River Festival, Podunk Bluegrass Festival, Ossippee Valley Music Festival, The Back Porch Festival, Basin Bluegrass Festival, and Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special. That’s no small feat, considering the band was formed in the spring of 2021! Drawing from distinct musical paths, this energetic group of seasoned players bring a unique approach to their performances, delivering unmistakably tight vocal harmonies and scorching tempos that form the benchmark of the genre. Featuring songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eric Lee, guitarist Sean Davis, bassist Gareth Buckley, banjoist Chris Boucher, and mandolinist John Benjamin, Poor Monroe is a collaboration of long-time friends whose dedication and expertly-honed performances catch the attention of every audience.

Performing original and traditional material with a deep sense of honoring the legacy of bluegrass music, this group of fiscally-bereft but spirit-full individuals shows how a love of music and good sense of humor can transcend trying times.