The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents
THE BALLROOM THIEVES
accompanied by Maine Youth Rock Orchestra
opening set by The Dupont Brothers
Upstairs at the Columbus Theatre
Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm
$13 advance, $15 day of show
Tickets available at https://www.ticketfly.com/
All Ages, 21+ with ID to drink
Formed in 2011, The Ballroom Thieves take the sincere, narrative blueprint of folk music and infuse it with the attitude of rock, the soul of blues, and the sweat and fervor of a revival tent. That spirit makes its way into both their recorded music as well as their live performances, as Martin Earley (guitar, vocals), Devin Mauch (percussion, vocals), and Calin Peters (cello, vocals) attack their instruments and harmonies with the same energy onstage as in the studio. Collaborating with Maine Youth Rock Orchestra for their upcoming tour, The Ballroom Thieves are breaking ground as the first national band to tour with a youth orchestra.
Garnering regional and national acclaim for their 2015 release ‘A Wolf in the Doorway,’ this powerful trio has performed across the country and at major festivals such as Newport Folk Festival and Boston Calling, sharing the stage with the likes of The Lone Bellow, Houndmouth and Dispatch.
In November 2014, The Ballroom Thieves collaborated with Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, a program provided by the Maine Academy of Modern Music, a 501(c)(3) rock school located in Portland, ME. MYRO, a 25piece string orchestra comprised of students ages 1218, accompanies professional artists for live shows, performing twice with The Ballroom Thieves and producing a music video for Converse® Rubber Tracks.
Maine Youth Rock Orchestra has worked with over 25 artists since it’s inception in December 2013, including Spose, Kishi Bashi, Darlingside, Shook Twins, and has become part of the Annual Beatles Night which Rolling Stone called “a mindblowing tribute.”
The Ballroom Thieves will be accompanied by Maine Youth Rock Orchestra for a 8date east coast tour in April, and will be performing together at select summer festival dates. The collaboration will also include a 2 song EP that will be released early 2016.