As of Tuesday, July 11, 2017
GRANGEVILLE Grab a chair, a snack and your family and head to Pioneer Park this Thursday, July 13, as the Grangeville Summer Concert Series kicks off with the band “Gipsy Moon.”
For the eighth year. Grangeville Arts, Inc., and Grangeville Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from local donations, will offer the annual series. All concerts will take place Thursdays, 6 p.m., at Pioneer (city) Park.
Gipsy Moon will start the series off this week. The group is a five-piece folk band based in the Rocky Mountains of Nederland, Colo. They provide a spectrum of music ranging from folk melodies, to jazz improv, from retro Slavic moods, to gypsy rhythms.
Gipsy Moon consists of members Mackenzie Page (vox, tenor banjo, guitar), Silas Herman (mandolin, octave mandolin), Matt Cantor (bass, harmony vox), Andrew Connley (cello) and Omar Al’Tbal (percussion). The have played sold-out shows with bands including Elephant Revival, Rising Appalachia, The Oh Hellos, Greensky Bluegrass, Blondie, Devotchka and The Infamous Stringdusters.
In 2016, Gipsy Moon released “Sticks and Stones,” an album that takes a further step away from their bluegrass roots and begins to explore a “world sound.”
“We came together and collaborated on the song in this album. I see us creating more like this in the future.” said Page.
For details and to listen to music clips, go to www.gipsymoonband.com/.
July 20 will feature Moscow duo Jon and Rand. They provide vintage favorites and singer/songwriter classics. The Moscow Mules will play July 27. This four-piece string band from Moscow, plays an eclectic, high-energy, harmonious mix of bluegrass, swing, and old-time music. The band features Grangeville High School graduate Sean Long. The final concert of the season Aug.3, will bring in Lewiston favorites The Hitmen. This group offers a “fresh arrangement, and a genuine perspective on contemporary music.”
All concerts offer open, free admission to the public with donations accepted to help cover the travel expenses of the groups. The Grangeville Farmers’ Market will also have limited booths open on concert nights