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Band to end 2012 with two shows at StageOne

Published 5:03 pm, Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Fairfield Theatre Co. will end 2012 with two shows by the Ryan Montbleau Band at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, and 9 p.m. New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, at StageOne, 70 Sanford St. Doors open 7 p.m. for the first performance, 8 p.m. for the second show.

The six-piece band, whose music is considered neo-folk, soul and Americana, has performed at music festivals such as Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wormtown, Jam Cruise and Gathering of The Vibes, according to a release.

Montbleau, the band's leader who grew up in Peabody, Mass., spent a number of years as an acoustic solo artist at the beginning of his career. He got his first guitar at age nine but did not become a serious player or writer until he was attending Villanova University, the release states. His first album Begin was released in 2002, followed by the live "Stages," followed by the first Montbleau Band recording, "One Fine Color," in 2006.

This will be the second time the group will play StageOne for New Year's Eve, the first time resulting in a live DVD.

Attendees to the New Year's Eve show will have a chance to participate in a champagne toast at midnight, and the first 50 people who purchase tickets to that show will receive a limited edition band poster.

Tickets to the Dec. 30 show cost $37 in advance, $42 at the door, $5 off for FTC members. Tickets to the Dec. 31 show cost $57 in advance, $62 at the door, $5 off for FTC members.

Visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org for information.