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Critton Hollow String Band to play free concert in Hancock April 29

Hancock Arts Council will host a free concert of traditional American music by acclaimed trio Critton Hollow String Band at the Hancock Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 29. The concert will start at 7 p.m.

Hancock Performing Arts Center is in Hancock Town Hall, located at 126 W. High Street in Hancock.

Since 1975, Critton Hollow has brought traditional American music to audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Scotland.

With fiddle, hammer dulcimer, banjo, and guitar, they tend a stable of songs from the first settlements of Appalachia to the best of contemporary American folk music.

Critton Hollow combines precise instrumentation, melodic interplay, and vocals to create a warm and engaging sound. Their repertoire includes songs that express a range of experience that can make you laugh or make you cry and occasionally do both at the same time, ballads that tell stories of bad men and disappointed lovers. Instrumentals that will make you want to get up and dance or sit back and listen.

The members of the band — Joe Herrmann, Sam Herrmann and Joe Fallon – combine precise instrumentation, melodic interplay and three part harmony to create a warm and engaging sound.

As Mitch Podolak, the artistic director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, commented, they have a “unique ability to make their audience feel a part of their performance.”

This free event is sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council.

For further information, contact [email protected].