Livestock is a group who use traditional bluegrass instrumentation to interpret a somewhat wider musical collection, reaching out into blues, folk, country, and rock ‘n roll for their confirmed label of Bluegrass & Americana. The members often play in a number of other formats, as well as share the singing responsibilities. They use old-school ambient miking on stage, rather than mounted pickups, for a particularly natural wooden-instrument sound, to seem similar to their favorite settings, which are kitchens, barns, and porches. Their casual approach to a show makes them favorites in social settings like pubs, town commons, and the burgeoning music/microbrewery scene.
The band has the benefit of two excellent fiddlers, Remi Lamothe of the Jim Lamothe household, who is a student at Tufts University, and Rob Griffin of Belchertown, who works in educational publishing from the Amherst area. Both are solid improvisational fiddlers with strong early styles, and can really raise the roof on the occasional night when the band can wrangle them both for a show.
The concert will be held rain or shine as it can move into the barn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket—and a picnic lunch. Guests are asked to observe social distancing. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be served.