FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Zink & Company at North Church for the Farmington Historical Society on at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23. Tickets are $15.

 A Gifford’s Ice Cream Social before the show will begin at 6 p.m. and a jam session begins at 6:15. Audience members are encouraged to bring their musical instruments to the jam sessions.

Zink & Company consists of four talented musicians with years of combined recording and performance experience. Joining guitarist and lead vocalist Corey Zink are Larry Neu, banjo and vocals; John Roc, mandolin and vocals; and Ray Evans, bass and vocals.

They have played numerous festivals on the east coast and Canada, entertaining audiences with original and traditional songs executed in vibrant harmony. Zink & Company is firmly rooted in the traditions of the early decades of bluegrass and country music. The band can be counted on for their unique and dynamic renditions of some old favorites.

The group delivers powerful musicianship combined with lonesome harmonies blended with Zink’s smooth lead baritone vocal, which sounds just as much at home with a driving bluegrass tune as it does a tear-filled country weeper. Zink sings from the heart and the majority of his original tunes have been written about personal experiences or stories of love and heartbreak.

Coming from a large family of musicians, Zink spent most of his free time in jamming sessions at home or at bluegrass festivals where he was influenced to develop his own style of singing and playing. He quickly became a fixture playing bass, acoustic guitar or mandolin. Studying the greats, such as Jones, has helped him become one of the premier baritone voices on the Northeast bluegrass circuit today.

North Church is located at 118 High St. For reservations at North Church call 207-778-2006. Tickets are  $15.00 for the concert. More info available at http://www.necelticarts.com.


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