FALMOUTH – Grasshopper Green is a Falmouth band that formed in 1997, broke up in 2000, and then re-formed 17 years later. This weekend, they opened for Crooked Coast’s unplugged show, and they were a revelation.
Playing their own brand of Americana rock, the four musicians created a cool, tight acoustic sound that sometimes seemed like it would work even better in more of a listening room than a rowdy bar. And yet, people were listening. The music was good, and the band also knew how to play to a rowdy bar, bringing some high energy songs.
Grasshopper Green is Corey Heaslip on vocals and guitar; Scott Celeste on guitar and banjo; Thomas McManamon on drums and vocals; and Brian Domingos on bass and vocals. The songs, including this one, “Days Of Yore,” about looking back on younger days, were really good. We especially dug the charismatic drummer, McManamon.
See the Grasshopper Green album, “Sincerely”
One more note about the show. Cape Cod Wave has seen many bands all over Cape Cod in the almost seven years since we began, and we can count on two fingers the number of bands that have gotten large crowds of people singing along with their original songs.
One of those bands prompting fans to sing along, the Incredible Casuals, has long ago broken up. Crooked Coast is the other. If you have not seen Crooked Coast, especially their acoustic show, it’s really fun. And the light show (yes, light show) is truly amazing.
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