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Saturday, April 27, 2019

7:30pm to 10pm

New Fairfield, CT

Pesky J. Nixon with special guest Laura Sumnner

New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37 New Fairfield, CT 06812 USA

phone: 203-312-5665

Price: $10.00

Purchase tickets online: Click here to purchase tickets


Pesky J Nixon with special guest Laura Sumnner

New Fairfield, CT: Groovin’ in New Fairfield is thrilled to welcome back PESKY J. NIXON with special guest LAURA SUMNER on Saturday, April 27 2019 at 7:30pm, at the New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37, New Fairfield, CT.  Tickets are $10 and doors open at 6:45 pm.  

Advance Tickets can be purchased at the NF Sr. Center (203-312-5665) or by mail. Payments made by mail should be payable to Groovin’ in New Fairfield, and sent to GINF c/o New Fairfield Sr. Center 33 Rt.37 New Fairfield, CT 06812 Please allow sufficient time when mailing. All Sales Are Final.

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Enjoy a moderately priced dinner catered by Bruno’s Restaurant before the show. Choices include: Eggplant Rollatini, Chicken Francese, Pizza, Coffee, Tea, Hot Mulled Cider, Water, and Homemade Desserts

PESKY J NIXON:  Bombastic yet brilliant, these boys from New England exude a genuine musical authenticity and mirth on stages up and down the East Coast. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England’s localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences.
Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation including- zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, and a myriad of string instrumentation. Jay Moberg of Boston’s WUMB says of the group, “These guys represent what I love about music…great playing, thoughtful lyrics, and musicians who actually enjoy playing together!”
Similar praise for the band comes from Steve Morse, longtime Boston Globe correspondent and contributor to Billboard and Rolling Stone. “The name Pesky J. Nixon suggests a punk novelty act or the younger brother of Kinky Friedman. Fortunately for us, these guys are neither. They are a sublime group with an inspiring, eclectic approach to music topped by a folkish, living-room feel on their latest album, ‘Red Ducks.’ The album is rich in percussive acoustic guitar and a beautiful interweave of mandolin and accordion, abetted by multiple singers and songs with a spiritually uplifting focus. There are melodic covers of tracks by Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, but also gem-like treatments of tunes by Boston writers Tim Gearan and Jimmy Ryan. These songs aim for the soul and reach it.”

LAURA SUMNER began her music career at the awkward age of 18 when she walked into a pub in Connecticut with guitar in hand and asked to perform.  That on-the-spot audition (a rendition of the Allman Brothers’ Ramblin’ Man) led to an immediate offer for additional gigs.
She writes songs, too.  After a 10-year hiatus of hiding out, she picked up the guitar again as a solo player. Live performances include original songs, favorite cover songs, and musical train wrecks.

About Groovin’ in New Fairfield:  Groovin’ in New Fairfield seeks to develop and promote ongoing, regularly scheduled live music programs in New Fairfield and surrounding areas.  It is a non-profit organization supported by sponsors, local businesses, grants from charitable organizations and patron donations and is staffed by volunteers.  It operates under the New Fairfield Parks and Recreation Commission.

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