On Sunday, August 23, the Marshfield Fair celebrated some of New England’s best country musical artists, with country music day. The acts included: The Darren Bessette Band, Annie Brobst, the Houston Bernard Band, Memphis Rockabilly, and the Barley Hoppers.
The Darren Bessette band is an original country rock band that also includes some cover tunes in their shows. Led by guitarist and singer/song writer Darren Bessette, the band is Elle Wine on lead vocals with Besette, Chad Taylor, Mike Paolucci, and Tim Delongchamp. Find this band on Facebook.
Annie Brobst is a pop country vocalist who plays originals to covers as a solo act or with her full band. The band is: Benjamin DeCastro, Brian Higgins, Wolfram Neff, Rupam Som, and Rodger Hagopian. Find Brobst on Facebook.
Houston Bernard and his band are an original country music band who have been called the country music bad boys of Boston. Bernard says, “Country music is better raw than fried.” This band has opened for head liners like Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith and too many more to name here. The band is: Bernard, Ben Blanchard, Sam Crawford, Jameson Stewart, and Patrick Dalton. They have just recently released a new video for “Yoga Pants,” from their brand new album, “Knockin Boots.” Find this band on Facebook and see their new single here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1092894230/home-is-in-your-arms-hou…
The Memphis Rockabilly Band are more than just country, they play rockabilly and swing music to keep you tapping your feet and dancing. The band is: Billy Coover, Roy Sludge, PJ Justice, and Judd Williams. You can find this band on Facebook.
The Barley Hoppers are a honky tonk, early rock and roll band, with a little bit of swing and surf blues, and add in some country. The band is: Stan Kozlowski, Ray Reniere, and Steve Bigelow. Find this band on Facebook.
Did you know that the Marshfield Fair has been around since 1867? It’s also one of the few fairs that support 4-H shows and competitions. Although there was a suspect of some rain on Sunday, the weather held out and fair goers had a wonderful time feeding the goats and llamas, going on amusement rides, strolling through the many farm and agricultural exhibits, playing games on the midway, and some brave souls got to ride on a camel.
The fair will run through August 30 with many more events coming up throughout the week. Find more info on the Marshfield Fair here: http://www.marshfieldfair.org/
Here is a photo gallery from the fair.