The Folk Show Road Show: The Early Mays, and Ari and Mia Friedman
The Early Mays feature Appalachian-inspired songs built on deep country sensibilities, masterful three part vocal harmonies and a sweet old-time sound that includes fiddle, banjo and guitar, and harmonium.
In 2016 they took home the blue ribbon in the Neo-Traditional Band Competition at Clifftop Appalachian String Band Music Festival and this past August appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage. Their latest release Chase the Sun climbed to the #1 position on the National Folk-DJ Charts.
We recorded the Early Mays just a few weeks ago, on Dec 9, 2017. The concert was at the Center for Well Being in Lemont, part of the Acoustic Brew Concert Series. Their vocal harmonies and traditional instruments were a particularly good fit in the historic church turned yoga studio, and many of their songs provide a great antidote to this cold and dark time of year!