Mallett Brothers, Uproot Pie at Billy's

May 03, 2013
The Sebec-bred Mallett Brothers are bringing their Band back to the Midcoast.

Thomaston — On Friday, May 10, the Mallett Brothers Band will perform at Billy's Tavern, corner of Beechwood and Starr streets behind the business block. The show starts at 8 p.m. and has a $7 cover charge.

The Mallett Brothers Band is an alt-country rock band from Portland fronted by the two sons of legendary singer/songwriter David Mallett. Since forming in 2009, the band has been accumulating accolades, sweeping the Portland Phoenix’s Best Music Poll awards each year for a total of eight awards including Best Local Band, Best Live Act, Best Local Album, Best Song and Best Roots Act. Other kudus include first prize at the Oxford Rockin' Country Showdown in 2011; nominations for Best Maine Act in the 2011 New England Music Awards; and appearances in numerous local and national Best of 2012 lists.

Frequent appearances in national as well as international magazines, blogs, podcasts,and radio programs have contributed to a fiercely loyal fan base that has fueled the band's rigorous touring schedule. MBB is regarded as one of the hardest touring bands in New England and beyond, with a touring circuit stretching from the northernmost tip of Maine to the woods of southern Tennessee.

The Mallett Brothers Band has opened for the likes of .38 Special, Travis Tritt and Josh Thompson and Lukas Nelson; and shared a bill with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Drive By Truckers, Jakob Dylan, the Deftones, and Bassnectar. Drawing from an array of influences including blues, bluegrass, neo-traditional and classic country and punk rock, the Mallett Brothers Band is known for high-intensity live performances.

The Uproot Pie Co. will be on site at Billy's Tavern during the concert, serving wood-fired pizza from 6:30 p.m. onward until people are full or the band stops playing. For more information, contact 354-1177 or visit billystavern.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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