MFoA-Me and Thee Coffee House Night
Sunday July 3rd
Pesky J. Nixon – Folk/Bluegrass/Americana www.peskyjnixon.com
Boston-based Pesky J Nixon exudes a genuine musical authenticity and mirth on stages wherever they play. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England’s localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences. Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation including- zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, a variety of tribal percussion, and a myriad of string instrumentation. With rich harmonies and musical versatility PJN brings a unique brand of infectious energy and stage banter to every stage they grace. At times putting on a show that borders on brotherly bickering these boys specialize in bringing the audience into their world, songs, and stories. The band has been one of the most popular acts at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in recent years and won the prestigious “Most Wanted to Return” as part of the fest’s Emerging Artist competition. They have also appeared as NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance) formal showcasers and at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Roots on the River Fest and Connecticut Folk Festival among others. They have three albums: Monkey Business and Mislaid Hopes and Red Ducks Volumes 1 and 2.
Following this performance the MFoA 2016 Small Film Festival will have is outdoor premiere starting at dusk.