Ben Rudnick and Friends, the group who played at the Strawberry Festival in Concord.
A very fun, family friendly and quirky little band with easy going music, a combination of blue grass and rock in their own original musings.
These guys seem to play all over the state and further out, but pretty much all are free concerts such as town summer green concerts, or fairs etc.
They played 3 sets of around 40 mins a piece with great music that the kids could dance around to, which was a lot of fun to see.
You have the opportunity of getting free music if you sign up to their newsletter, but also check out the samples they have of all their CD’s.
At the end of each set, you could hang around and have a chat with the band and get the chance to buy their wares, which included CD’s, fun tie dye t-shirts and a collection of other small things, but they really didn’t put up a hard sell at all which was rather refreshing.
For a line up of coming soon events, which is listed on their site, include:-
July 11 – West Bridgewater, MA
July 12 – Newton, MA
July 13 – Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA
July 14 – North Kingston, RI
July 15 – Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Oak Hill, NY
July 19 – Revere, MA
July 20 – Candia, NH
July 21 – Medford, MA
July 22 – Lexington, MA
So for those in Boston, there’s Newton and later in the summer, Natick as well as a host of other venues you could catch these guys. Well worth keeping an eye out for!