The Ballroom Thieves at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House

May 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Posted:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8:45am
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The Ballroom Thieves. Courtesy of One Love

Owing to the success of their harmony-rich 2015 debut album, “A Wolf in the Doorway,” Ballroom Thieves’ guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch have spent the last two years in a sustained state of touring that took them all across the country and to venerable stages like the Newport Folk Festival. On Friday, May 19, this Boston-based band, gaining national attention, comes to the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor.

Stylistically, Ballroom Thieves’ journey is through a captivating mélange of acoustic styles, blending folk conventions with modern hymnals, delta blues grit with rich harmonies, exploring the basic constructions of pop music while almost wholeheartedly rejecting its restrictions at the same time. As a young band, their style is refining and redefining itself steadily.

A review of their second album, “Deadeye,” in 2016, by Mother Church Pew: “With their sophomore effort, the group continues a tradition of constructing moving music built on the foundation of powerful lyrics, haunting cello, and three soulful voices that, at times, fuse into one angelic whisper, and at others, utter wails full of grit and heart and soul and truth.”

For more on the band, visit www.ballroomthieves.com.

Tickets are available through the Opera House box office at 86 Townsend Avenue, by calling 633-5159, and  online at boothbayoperahouse.com. Advance purchase tickets are $15, if purchased on the day of the performance tickets are $20. Doors for seating open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 show. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
Address: 
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor  Maine  04538
Contact Name: 
Cathy Sherrill
Contact Phone: 
(207) 633-5159