Easton-based folk and traditional string band, Ampersand, starts their gig season at the Blue Crab Coffeehouse in St. Michaels, Maryland, Saturday, June 12 from 12-2pm. The next day, Ampersand will present a program as part of Preston’s Concert in the Park series, at the James T. Wright Memorial Park, 105 Backlanding Road, Preston, Sunday, June 13 from 4 to 6pm.
Ampersand brings guitars, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and four-part harmony to a wide range of songs and tunes from colonial America to the blues of the 1920s and 30s, on up to modern folk music. This group shares a love of history through their music, and are happy when audience members singalong or come up afterwards to try out one of the instruments. Both concerts are a great opportunity to hear some live music outdoors, sample great food (Blue Crab kitchen and food trucks at Preston), and kick off summertime! For more information, please go to Ampersand’s website.