Five Pint Mary
Upbeat, loud, & rollicking, the long-running Bend, Oregon based band, Five Pint Mary, plays a unique blend of Irish and American folk rock with an edge of punk. Five Pint Mary is lead by it’s original band members, Michael Holmes (guitar / accordion /vocals) & Sarah Pollock-Holmes (vocals / guitar/ Irish tin-whistles), and are graced by the monster talents of members Rick Havern (banjo / vocals), Matt Gwinup (mandolin / cajon / vocals), Tyler Cranor (bass), & 16 year-old Evan Holmes (violin). Collectively, this multi-generational group of seasoned musicians dish out a well-honed brew of spirited music, both traditional and original. Finished off with layers of tightly woven harmony vocals, the band creates a sound that is infectious and fun. Bordering on the boisterious, their sound hearkens back to the old-world pubs of Europe. Influenced by the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland, a bit of the Eastern block, and infused with a ripple of American Bluegrass, Five Pint Mary delivers a fresh and lively world sound that gets people into a rambunctious groove of dancing & reveling!