TETON VALLEY, Idaho. — This week, come celebrate the thick of summer with a performance from The Ghost of Paul Revere, a band known for being a little bit of a lot of things.
Country music news website, The Boot, dubbed this Main-grown crew as “not quite bluegrass, not quite country, not quite rock ‘n’ roll, but kind of all three combined.” The Boston Globe called them a “foot-stompin’ holler-folk quartet create the type of music for which festivals are made.” And they are heading to Victor on Aug. 5.
The Ghost of Paul Revere group is made up of Max Davis on vocals and banjo, Sean McCarthy on vocals and bass, and Griffin Sherry on vocals and guitar. The band formed in 2011 and have quickly gone from a grassroots local favorite to national success, sharing the stage with notables like The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, The Revivalists, Bela Fleck, and The Infamous Stringdusters, and more. A mainstay back east, The Ghost of Paul Revere are also known for their acclaimed festival Ghostland, a celebration of Maine’s local music community. It has grown over the years to become one of the state’s largest festivals held over Labor Day Weekend.
Their 2019 album and third studio recording, Good At Losing Everything, captivatingly captures life’s ebbs and flows through a distinct and dynamic distillation of folk, bluegrass, rock, and alternative sounds. Griffin Sherry says he hopes the album invites listeners to empathize as they holler along.
“Over the past few years, we’ve collectively endured many significant changes,” says Griffin. “When you’re writing music, it naturally morphs into what you’re doing. We were going through the same things without necessarily acknowledging it out loud, but the music writes itself along with life.”
The album tackles topics running the gamut of emotions, like losing a dear friend, the professional stresses of their careers, and their progression together, all told with striking lyrics, sultry voices, and impressive instrumentation. Hints of gospel with nods to roots music pop up throughout the album.
From rocks fans to bluegrass fans, get ready for a night you won’t want to miss with this group of Americana folk-rock notables on the rise.
The evening will kick off with Strumbucket, a Twang-Funk 5-piece hailing from the realm of two Teton Counties. Their southern roots influence a sonic sound, fusing together the genres of country, rock, bluegrass, samba, jazz, and funk into an all-encompassing experience.