The Ale House String Band will provide tunes to shop by Saturday, Aug. 24, during Thomaston Farmer's Market by the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The weekly market opens at 9 a.m. and the music will begin at 10 a.m.

The Ale House String Band was formed in, and caused by, the artistic whirlpool that is Waldoboro. Oren Robinson is a classically trained vocalist, Brian Dunn is a wandering soul who picked up music along the way, and April Reed-Cox has a master’s degree in music performance. The three, who have just released their first CD, have an uncanny ability to improvise music on the spot.

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