“A new arrival to the Maine traditional music scene, The Barn Swallows were born of late-night bluegrass festival picking sessions and a mutual love of acoustic music. Founding member Rebecca Minnick, a Louisville native, spends her days teaching field hockey and square dance to Waynflete students and is currently writing a love song for her new Conley guitar. Hailing from Wisconsin, Jake Henning is a large man who plays a small, small instrument. He reports that he is not compensating for anything. Kate Driver, a Maine gal whose global wanderings have recently brought her back to Portland, is the shortest member of the group and has perfected loading and unloading her upright bass into her Honda Civic. With a repertoire of traditional and original songs, the band has deep roots in bluegrass music but play with an original twist that is all their own.”


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