Rock & Pop

Fruition/JP & the Chatfield Boys

When: Sun., May 31, 8:30 p.m. 2015

We’ve managed to write about these new-fangled “jamgrass” bands quite a bit in recent weeks. What’s great and different about Fruition, first and foremost, is drummer Tyler Thompson’s presence. Take 2013’s “Git Along,” off Just One of Them Nights; the song would probably be fine sans percussion, but Thompson’s tom-heavy beats turn the whole thing into an aural party. And that’s the modus operandi of Fruition -- a bluegrass band hellbent more on stirring up a dance groove than, say, lamenting the historic tides of American culture. And in “Mountain Annie,” gentle strings blend with brush strokes on the snare for a full palette of sounds ‘neath vocal harmonies. Plus, onstage, these guys jam and take their songs out for extended walks -- prolonging the fun and expanding the energy. (Sandy)

Price: $13 ADV, $15 DOS

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