Tricky Britches will bring its high-energy string band to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, as part of the Concerts for a Cause series.

From their roots of playing foot-stomping old-time fiddle tunes, the band has progressed into a fusion of original material, classic bluegrass, country, and folk rock.

Band members include Tyler Lienhardt on fiddle, Seth Doyle on mandolin, Jed Bresette on bass, and Richard Bicknell on banjo.
The story of the band begins in the spring of 2009 when three longtime friends from Gorham decided to take the songs from their back-porch jam sessions and Portland street corner busking to the next step. They produced a CD of old-time tunes and started playing for weddings, parties and contradances.

After adding a banjo to the group, Tricky Britches produced two more CDs featuring their original material. Their influences include John Hartford, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, The Grateful Dead, The Everly Brothers, and American traditional folk music. The band has played on stages big and small across the U.S., Hawaii, and Europe, but at the end of the day, their favorite show is still on a crowded street corner at midnight.

Tickets cost $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $5 students/children.

For more information, call 729-4857 or email [email protected].

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