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Too Tall String Band' to perform Friday

PLATTSBURGH - The Palmer Street Coffeehouse will welcome back the Too Tall String Band Friday, Feb. 4.

The band - which plays a variety of stringed instruments, including hammered dulcimer, mandolin, banjo, guitar and bass - features strong vocals with three-part harmony from members Bruce Lawson, Rod Driscoll and Hap Wheeler. Driscoll has been at the helm since the band was formed in 1984.

"We've stayed true to our roots even as we've shuffled the lineup and added new music," said Driscoll. "We love the acoustic sounds of fiddle tunes, Irish and Celtic, bluegrass and traditional country music."

"There's a certain chemistry that comes when a band has a history, and Too Tall's got it," said Palmer Street Coffeehouse coordinator Jody Lawson.

The band, which most recently finished a high-energy performance at Saranac Lake First Night, is known for adding humor to its concerts.

"We recycle our jokes. We're doing our part to be green," said Driscoll.

The Palmer Street Coffeehouse, located in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4 Palmer St., operates the first Friday of each month, from October through May. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are available. Admission is $10 at the door.

Performances are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered locally by the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts.

For more information, contact Jody Larson at 561-9418.

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