Toughcats perform at Billy's Tavern

Jan 06, 2014
Toughcats is headed back to Billy's Tavern in Thomaston.

Thomaston — Toughcats will perform at Billy's Tavern Friday, Jan. 17, beginning at 8 p.m. Known for their Maine-made progressive bluegrass and Americana pop, Toughcats come from the islands of North Haven and Vinalhaven, 12 miles off the coast of Maine. They are a nationally touring indie Americana rock trio and have been performing together for over eight years. Jake Greenlaw plays drums. Colin Gulley plays an electric banjo. Joe Nelson plays guitar. Greenlaw and Nelson both sing lead and harmony vocals.

Toughcats have released two albums, with a third on the way. In 2006, they released their first full-length album, Piñata. It was recorded and mixed by Joe Nelson and mastered by legendary producer (and Butthole Surfer) Kramer. In 2010, Toughcats released "Run To The Mill," recorded and mixed by Nelson, and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Adam Ayan at Gateway Studios. In September 2012, Toughcats released "Woodenball," recorded and mixed by Nelson and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Spoon, Andrew Bird, Magnetic Fields). "Woodenball" continues to display Toughcats originality and one-of-a-kind style.

Billy's Tavern is located at 1 Starr St., behind the business block. For more information, visit billystavern.com or call 354-1177.

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