The Blue Moon Coffeehouse Winds Up its Season with Hickory Strings, Saturday, May 12th

May 7, 2012

Music & Entertainment

On Saturday, May 12th at 7:30, The Blue Moon Coffeehouse in Rockland winds up its season of music with Hickory Strings.  Hickory Strings blends elements of jazz, bluegrass, classical, world, and folk music into a unique brand of modern American music. The group was founded in 2006 by mandolinist/guitarist/composer Geoff Brown in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Mark Whitaker.  Bassist Gian Pangaro adds a third dimension to the music, bringing his strong background in bluegrass, jazz, and classical music. Their debut album, Geoff Brown and Hickory Strings , is an eclectic set of originals and traditional Celtic tunes arranged for mandolin, banjo, upright bass, and guitar. Their most recent recording, Duo, was a very challenging project: an album of duets for mandolin and banjo. The 2011 release received fantastic reviews and is considered by many to be a unique contribution to the mandolin/banjo repertoire. The Hickory Strings concert calendar is packed with show dates and with a residency at Boston’s famed Cantab Lounge bluegrass night. Between sets by Hickory Strings, there will also be an open mic. Tickets are $7 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. The address is Channing Unitarian Universalist Church, 45 Webster St., Rockland, MA, located just beside the post office. For more information, visit You can check out the band at their website: .