2015.08.21 Bald Hill Grittys

AUBURN, Maine — In wake of a raucous, rug-cutting debut on Aug. 21, Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Co. will bring Bald Hill back for two more Friday night gigs, Oct. 2 and Nov. 20.

Bald Hill, those surprisingly hip purveyors of blues-inflected, swingin’ newgrass, rock and folk, couldn’t be more pleased to have secured these return engagements. Gritty’s is the finest music venue in the Twin Cities of Lewiston-Auburn, and all six members of Bald Hill reside in nearby New Gloucester.

With a private party on the docket for Saturday, Sept. 5, in Falmouth, Bald Hill will conclude a busy summer of shows. Autumn awaits, at Gritty’s and elsewhere. Fans should stay tuned to this space for upcoming dates and band news.

For those unfamiliar but curious as to what exactly “blues-inflected, swingin’ newgrass, rock and folk” entails, see here the set list from the last Gritty’s show — with the understanding there will be plenty of new/different material forthcoming:

Rocky Road Blues (Bill Monroe)

Whiskey Before Breakfast (Norman Blake)

Annabelle (Gillian Welch)

Nellie Kane (Tim O’Brien)

Dear Mr. Fantasy (Traffic)

If It Hadn’t Been for Love (Steeldrivers)

Sweet Amarillo (D.T. Weiss/Old Crow Medicine Show)

California Stars (Woody Guthrie/Wilco)

Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)

Galway Girl (Steve Earle)

Walk Away (Tom Waits)

Duncan (Paul Simon)

Bad Angel (Dierks Bentley)

Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead)

C’mon up to the House (Tom Waits)

Frolicking/Satan (Ben DeTroy/Uncle Tupelo)

Just Because (Stanley Brothers)

Folsom Prison (Johnny Cash)

In Spite of Ourselves (John Prine)

To Be Young (Ryan Adams)

Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)

Hold on to What You Got (Jimmy Martin)

Tear-Stained Eye (Son Volt)

New Madrid (Uncle Tupelo)

Vincent Black Lightening (Richard Thompson)

Rocket Man (Elton John/Bernie Taupin)

Nashville Cats (John Sebastian)

Rollin in my Sweet Baby’s Arms (traditional)

Does My Ring Burn Your Finger (Judy & Buddy Miller)

Wish U Were Here (Pink Floyd)

More Pretty Girls (traditional)

Wagon Wheel (Bob Dylan/Old Crow Medicine Show)

Rider (Grateful Dead)