The Brownsmead Flats will play a family friendly benefit concert at the PAC on Sunday January 7 at 2:00 pm. They are long time supporters of the PAC and put on their musical Hitchin as one of the first benefits for Partners for the PAC.
The Brownsmead Flats play acoustic music that may best be described as “crabgrass” which they liken to a folk/bluegrass style with a maritime flavor and a strong emphasis on vocal harmonies. A variety of instruments are played by the quintet. Dan Sutherland is featured on the hammered dulcimer, mandolin and fiddle. Ray Raihala picks banjo, guitar and mandolin. Larry Moore plays the mandolin. John Fenton is on bass and mandolin and Ned Heavenrich plays harmonica and guitar. The Brownsmead Flats create a fun loving atmosphere where audiences are encouraged to participate by singing along and doing hand motions. The versatility of the band allows them to generate music for young and old alike. Their tight harmonies and enjoyment of making music together translate into an event guaranteed to fill audiences with song and mirth.