Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present the Toughcats Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

A three-piece indie folk band from the Fox Islands of North Haven and Vinalhaven, the Toughcats lend a contemporary and interesting feel to Scruggs-style bluegrass, deep South ragtime and singer/songwriter folk that shows a great feel for songwriting and fine musicianship. The trio showcases Jake Greenlaw on suitcase, percussion and vocals; Colin Gulley on banjo, mandolin and vocals; and Joe Nelson on guitar and lead vocals.

Although they could be pegged as a bluegrass band, the Toughcats have just as much Tom Waits as twang in their sound. The band, and its music, has been featured on National Public Radio’s “All Songs Considered” and it has performed and recorded multiple film sound tracks. as well as with Buttered Rum, Deerhoof, Sam Bush, The Mammals, Tony Trischka, The Avett Brothers, The Red Stick Ramblers and even author Jim Hightower, to name a few. They recently played two back-to-back shows with Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, and their sophomore album, “Run to the Mill,” was released this year.

Tickets are $15 with all proceeds benefiting local hunger relief efforts in Waldo County as part of the fourth annual Arts for Hunger sponsored by the Unity Area Rotary Club. For more information, call 948-7469 or visit unityme.org. Next up at Unity College Centre will be The Brew with Roster McCabe and The Kinetix Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. ($17).

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.