The bluegrass band Chasing Blue, along with Emily Hague and Black Jack Crossing, will present an evening of music on Saturday, May 5, as part of the Sharon Arts Center Good Neighbor Series. The concert will be held at 7-9 pm in the Sharon Arts downtown Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove St., Peterborough. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $10 general admission and $8 for students, seniors, and Sharon Arts Center members.
Formed four years ago at Berklee College of Music, Chasing Blue band members hail from across the United States and Canada and now reside in Boston, MA. They tour the New England festival circuit playing a mix of original and traditional bluegrass material with unique arrangements and hard-driving style. Their original material holds true to the bluegrass tradition but with the addition of strong lyrical and progressive musical ideas.
Born out of a bluegrass jam, Blackjack Crossing now incorporates elements of Irish music, Gypsy, folk and rock into its unique take on string band music. With a blend of their own songs and careful arrangements of traditional and others' material, the band pays respect to its roots while keeping an eye to the future.
For more information call (603) 924-7676 and see www.sharonarts.org.