Main Street Music Series Concludes Sept. 18

Published 12:39 pm Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Downtown Farmville will hold the 2014 season finale of the Main Street Music Series at Crute Stage Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6-9 p.m. The Cafe at Poplar Hall will serve food, but as always picnics are welcome. High Bridge Railroad Club will be running the trains down below the stage, and Rochette’s Florist will share balloons for kids, young and old.

The corner of Main and Fourth Streets will open up with the sounds of Moosetrap. Formed by four friends who have been playing together since high school, Moosetrap is a new self-described “Indie rock Americana/Alt-Country band” hailing from King William. Having previously played together in bands of varying genres including the classic rock infused The Lost Vagabonds, folk and bluegrass bands The War of 1812 and The Kane Brothers, and a one off black metal/breakfast themed project simply called French Toast, Chip Hale (bass), Nate Hubbard (lead guitar), Eli Hubbard (mandolin, banjo), Daniel Blanchard (guitar, harmonica), and David Pruitt, drums, have been working hard the past year writing original music and recording home demos. Influenced by the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Wilco, and others, Moosetrap brings energy and excitement to their shows.

The Shack Band originally started as an organic, impromptu and free-flowing collection of musicians casually performing in the renovated remains of a dilapidated “shack” in Blacksburg. Since 2010, the band relocated from Blacksburg to Richmond. A true lineup was established, with four members signing on. At the start of 2013, the quartet became a quintet with the addition of a horn player adding more complex arrangements and texture to the band’s already well-established sound.

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In 2012 and 2013, The Shack Band played 250-plus shows up and down the East Coast and as far west as Chicago, while performing alongside a number of national touring acts, includin:, Moon Taxi, The Machine, Perpetual Groove, The Pimps of Joytime, The Heavy Pets, Assembly of Dust, Everyone Orchestra and Dangermuffin among others. In February 2012, they released their first EP, Born & Raised, to a sold-out crowd in their hometown of Richmond.