A Newgrass Revolution In a New Erie Venue

Categories:  Arts & Culture/Entertainment    Events    Music
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 6:10 AM
A Newgrass Revolution In a New Erie Venue by Alex Bieler

It’s been eight months since State Street hangout the crooked i closed its doors for good. For lovers of local original music, it was a sad day when news hit that the establishment would be no more. Still, it’s not all bad, because in the crooked i’s ashes rose a new enterprise, one that would still be able to showcase area talent, but with a bit of a countrified twist.

McCoy’s Barrelhouse and Grill has been putting its stage to good use since it opened earlier this year and will do so once again when Sean Patrick and the Newgrass Revolution make their way to 1013 State St. The bluegrass band has plenty of punch in their earthy Americana tunes, pairing personal and dark stories to fuel the band’s own take on string music. Songs like the melancholy “Surrounded By Pines” and the jaunty “Downtown” will endear the group to people looking to head downtown for some good old-fashioned original tunes.

It’s encouraging that the 1013 State St. address is still pumping out locally-crafted music, so head to McCoy’s to see Sean Patrick continue a proud tradition of shows in a beloved space. 

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 // 1013 State St. // mccoysbarrelhouse.com

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