York's own Banjaw kicks off the night at 9 pm. Followed by Still Hand String Band taking the stage around 1130 right after the DSO show right down the street.
Still Hand String Band is a four-piece progressive jamgrass machine, instilling their hand into the future of bluegrass music. Hailing from the coal region of north eastern Pennsylvania, SHSB plays a wide variety of original and cover material leaving no genre of music untouched. Their heap of originals, although bluegrass at heart, are influenced by rock, jazz, country, psychedelia, reggae, classical compositions, and other traditional and untraditional styles. Lyrical content ranges from songs about the open road, riding the American railroad drunk in a boxcar, strong whiskey, fast women, and an angry dinosaur named Harold. With all four members coming from very different musical backgrounds, none of which being bluegrass, Still Hand has found a sound that you cant quite put a name on, other than spazzmatic, schizophrenic bluegrass. SHSB has a knack for taking the songs of yesteryear and revitalizing them with a modern twist and a youthful vigor. For the past two years they have taken the northeast festival and club scene by storm, sharing the bill with a with a whole slew of nationally recognized acts such as, Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB, The Wailers, Dark Star Orchestra, The Merry Pranksters & The Furthur Bus, Keller Williams, Terrapin Flyer, Larry Keel and the Natural Bridge, ALO, Antibalas, and Floodwood to name a few. Wherever they play these guys get the crowd astompin’.