Based from the outskirts of Ayer, MA comes the americana infused sounds of Town Meeting, who opened for The Sheepdogs at their show at Thunder Road in Somerville the other night. The collective have elements of The Avett Brothers and The Lumineers with their own unique and distinct musical personalities thrown into the mix that when all added together, presents for a fine and original musical blend that definitely provides that extra perk. They're led by vocalist Luke Condon who adds an air of originality and distinctiveness to the group that makes the songs that much more beautiful and poetic. His brother Brendan contributes harmonica and tambourine rhythms, usually without any shoes that adds upon the rhythmic backbone of the group, while his other bro Russell wears his trademark hat and signature beard to give the group that little extra flair, with lead guitarist Dean Adrien and bassist Tim Cackett rounding out the group. I was greatly impressed with what I saw from these guys, and they have definitely have that real down to earth, authentic folk blend that is seems to be omnipresent and extant throughout music today, and have that ability to really connect with the listener personally on a emotional level which is the overall basis and common goal for what music is all about.
For more on Town Meeting, 'Like' them on Facebook over here and check out their official homepage right here for more in depth info surrounding the gentlemen, including tour dates and links to stream their music.