BROWNFIELD, Maine — Tennessee-based band’s trio Bill and the Belles will be performing at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine, on Saturday, July 6, at 8 p.m.
Rolling Stone said Bill and the Belles are ”committed to helping early country music remain appreciated — not just replicated.”
With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, the group puts its own spin on a golden era of music, specifically the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, including their own original tunes and sometimes it hard to tell the difference.
“Generally, speaking I'm writing from my personal experiences, though I do my best to not make songs feel like they are part of any particular time," said band member and founder Kris Truelsen. "I would like to think someone could listen to ‘Finger Pointin' Mama’ and think it was written today, or maybe their grandma might hear it and think it was written when she was a kid. I hope timelines are blurred and that the music speaks for here and now, and for way back when.”
Tickets are available at stonemountainartscenter.com or by calling the box office at (207) 935-7292.