Photo: Pesky J. Nixon band members include Ethan Scott Baird (guitar and vocals), Jake Bush (accordion and vocals), Dan Carp (percussion and vocals) and Eric McDonald (mandolin, guitar, and vocals).
Voices Café, an all-volunteer nonprofit at the Unitarian Church in Westport, is Fairfield County’s newest venue on the folk music scene, and will be regularly producing coffeehouse-style music shows in the coming months. Organizers said in a press statement that they intend to present performing artists whose messages are “provocative, powerful, uplifting, and most importantly, fun.”
Pesky J. Nixon fits that bill. The band specializes in bringing the audience into their world, songs and stories, organizers said, with band members drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers and rowdy southern bluegrass. Rich harmonies and compelling narratives combine with instrumentation, including zydeco-style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, a variety of tribal percussion and a myriad of string instrumentation.
The Unitarian Church is at 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
For more information about this concert or Voices Café, contact David Vita at 203-227-7205 ext. 14, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.