Bristol Fourth of July
6:30 PM Sirsy
The Boston Globe calls SIRSY “the little band with the big sound.” SXSW Music Blog says “SIRSY is NOT simply a two piece, the sound they make is a head scratching, WOW!” SIRSY is fronted by singer/songwriter Melanie Krahmer who has “one of the most powerful and flexible voices you’ll ever hear.” (–Times Union). She’s also the band’s drummer. And at live shows, Mel plays bass on a keyboard with her drumstick, piano, and throws in a few mean flute solos too. Guitarist, co-writer, and Mel’s husband, Rich Libutti plays a road worn and well-loved Rickenbacker guitar through a pedal board full of vintage effects. Live, Rich also plays bass on a pedalboard with his feet. So, these multi-instrumentalists manage to sound like a full band, despite there being just two of them. And somehow, they do it all with big smiles on their faces. It’s clear they love what they do. And that love is contagious when you see them live.
7:45 PM Colby James and The Ramblers
Accomplished and versatile American singer-songwriter Colby James has earned an outstanding reputation as one of the most popular performers on the live stage. For the past 17 years, Colby’s powerful hard-driving vocals and brilliant guitar playing skills have continued to entertain audiences throughout the region. Appreciative of all of the support he has received throughout his career…Colby James invites everyone to join him to experience his interpretation and re-creation of exciting and entertaining brand of rock and roll acoustical music.