This Saturday, July 14th, the Bristol Boys (so named for the "Birthplace of Country Music," Bristol, Tennessee & Virginia) will be performing at the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum, 55 Bridge Street, Willimantic, CT. Showtime is 4:30PM. This show is part of the museum's summer concert series known as Rhythm on the Rails. There is an alternate rain location: Fred's Brick House Cafe, Gateway Commons, Willimantic. For more information on this show or the series, call (860)228-3197.
While the members of the Bristol Boys are all veterans of various New England Bluegrass bands (including Traver Hollow, Charter Oak Bluegrass, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, the Bear Bridge Band, and others) , the band mainly performs old country music from the 1920s through the early 1950s. Check them out, if you're so inclined. Admission to the show is free, but a $5 donation is strongly encouraged. All proceeds benefit the museum, and really, is there anyone who DOESN'T like railroads?
And keep this in mind: if you find yourself enjoying the Bristol Boys, they'll also be appearing in Plainfield, CT on Sunday, November 18th in a show featuring David Peterson & 1946, as well as Nick Anderson & Tall Grass. That show is sponsored by the Canterbury Historical Society, and more information can be found by clicking here.
Small confession: my brother, Dave, is a member of this trio. I think you should go to the show, anyway.