Celebrate the end of another perfect summer with another perfect patio show. Music from Buffalo-based Tough Old Bird and Troy’s own Zan Strumfeld and the Winter Folk! Music start around 7pm. $5 suggested donation for the bands.
TOUGH OLD BIRD formed in a rural corner of Western New York by songwriting brothers Matthew and Nathan Corrigan, Tough Old Bird plays modern folk music that reflects the forgotten landscape it comes from. Since its formation in 2013, Tough Old Bird has released two full-length albums and two EPs, and has taken its music to coffee shops, listening rooms, music clubs, dive bars, campgrounds and front porches across the United States. Intricate acoustic guitars, nimble harmonica and poetic lyrics give Tough Old Bird a sound that is at once modern and ancient.
ZAN STRUMFELD has carved her own niche of winter folk—anthems for the revivalists, lullabies for the lonely, ballads for the hopeful. With a soulful and seductive vulnerability, Zan’s songs of love and heartbreak are complemented by the indie/bluegrass sound of her band. In 2018, Zan and The Winter Folk were named the Best Folk Band of 2018 by The Alt and have opened for acts including grammy-nominated Robbie Fulks, Sean Rowe, and Ben Caplan.