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Howlin’ at the Moon featuring The Moon Shells

October 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re thrilled to announce that our Howlin’ at the Moon concert series returns to The Barn at Mabee Farm this summer! We’re back with a bang, and our hosts Everest Rising are bringing you an incredible lineup of regional musicians playing the best of Americana and more.

Join us throughout the summer for five nights of foot-stomping tunes, soulful melodies, and electrifying performances. The Barn at Mabee Farm provides the perfect rustic setting for an unforgettable live music experience, with its cozy atmosphere, historic charm, and breathtaking views.

Our talented lineup of musicians will captivate you with their raw talent, powerful vocals, and passionate performances. From folk to bluegrass, country to rock, our musicians will take you on a musical journey that spans genres and generations. Get ready to sing along to your favorite tunes, tap your feet to the rhythm, and immerse yourself in the rich sounds of Americana music.

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on these incredible nights of live music and good vibes. Whether you’re a seasoned Americana music enthusiast or just looking for a summer night out, Howlin’ at the Moon at The Barn at Mabee Farm is the place to be!

Howlin’ at the Moon is generously supported by Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation.

The Moon Shells—Maggie Shar, Brian Slattery, Laura Murawski, Molly Merrett, and Charlie Shaw—draw from the traditional music of Appalachia, Louisiana, West Africa and elsewhere to try to make something new. Whether performing as an acoustic stringband, a stripped-down trio, or a five-piece making modern sounds on traditional instruments at clubs and festivals, the Moon Shells move hearts and feet.

In 2019 they released two albums—Seaside Asylum, an album of original songs and tunes, and Screech Plank, an album of more traditional fiddle tunes. Their next album of original songs, House of Air, came out in 2020. In 2021 they released two more albums—Earth, an album of original songs and tunes, and Screech Plank II, an album of tunes written by contemporary, living traditional musicians.

All the albums have gotten radio airplay throughout New England and have garnered press notice. The Hartford Courant included Seaside Asylum and Earth in its list of best regional albums for 2019 and 2021, respectively. In 2022 they were nominated for Americana Band of the Year for the New England Music Awards.

Admission is $10 at the door. Beer and wine available. Cash only.


Mabee Farm Historic Site
October 5, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm