BELFAST – On Saturday, July 24th, If and It, a Portland indie-rock group with a hint of alt-country, will play at Roots & Tendrils with Somerville folk rock musician Dan Blakesleee, at 8pm on Saturday, July 24th. Ticket price is $5. Roots and Tendrils is an arts venue located at 2 Cross Street (on the corner of Cross and Main) in downtown Belfast. For more information visit www.rootsandtendrils.com or call 207-338-5225.
If and It is the creation of Florida native, Evan Parker. Since 2002, Evan has been self-releasing albums under the moniker as primarily a solo project. It wasn’t until 2010, after relocating to Portland, Maine, that the If and It of recent took form.
With the help of new friends, bassist Jonathan Kornicki and Ron Harrity, the latest album, Parker released “Buffalo Heart”, an experiment gone horribly right. Recorded at Ron Harrity’s Forest City Studio in South Portland, the three achieved a sound that brought If and It to the attention of guitarist Jon York, and later, drummer Chris Dibiasio who was last seen at Roots & Tendrils as the drummer for Dead End Armory.
‚ÄúBuffalo Heart‚ÄĚ was released in June on Ron Harrity’s Peapod Recordings. Drawing influence from old and new, If and It is evolving and embracing a world of its own within the New England music scene.
Over the past decade, Dan Blakeslee, a South Berwick native now living in Somerville, MA, has become a well-deserved staple of the seacoast music scene. Equal parts musician and artist, Dan Blakeslee’s soul core is woven from the fabric of his surroundings. More specifically, the tangled fields and forests from the town where he was raised. Blakeslee‚Äôs original songwriting rolls influences like Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt and Johnny Cash into an original, eclectic blend of music with chameleon-like appeal.
Blakeslee returned to South Berwick to record his latest full-length album, ‚ÄúTatnic Tales‚ÄĚ, in a barn a few miles through the woods from his childhood home. The album was released this June by Peapod Recordings.
Contact Name: Roots & Tendrils
Telephone Number: (207)338-5225