The High and Wides

Village | Saturday, November 2 | 4:15pm; Garfield Center | Saturday, November 2 | 9:00pm (with The Dirty Grass Players)
More(Garfield Center | Saturday, November 2 | 9:00pm (with The Dirty Grass Players))
 

The High & Wides, like the large-haul trains for which the band is named, project a big, driving sound—mountain musical traditions re-imagined for a new century.  Formed on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 2015, they write music about arson and hourly motels, dystopian love songs, and ballads of violent history.  The High & Wides draw from their members' extensive backgrounds in bluegrass and take the music to a place all their own, recalling an era when old-time, rockabilly, and proto-rock'n'roll coexisted in a murky soup of hillbilly string band music.