Mighty King Snakes, Justine Buckley conclude Tool Town Live concert series

  • The Mighty King Snakes band, from left Mike Patterson, Charlie Scott, Bruce Stark, Stewart James and Ken Edleman. Submitted photo

  • Justine Buckley’s music has been praised by the Boston Globe.

Published: 9/25/2019 9:40:13 PM
Modified: 9/25/2019 9:40:09 PM

ATHOL — The Tool Town Live concert series concludes with Mighty King Snakes and Justine Buckley on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Fish Park, near 200 Union St. The show will feature touring classic rock and blues band The Mighty King Snakes. Opening the show will be local legend Justine Buckley and her husband, Billy Buckley. The concert is from 7 to 9 p.m., and free for all ages.

The Mighty King Snakes play high-energy rocking blues. The band was founded by lead vocalist Charlie Scott and “Irish Mike” Patterson on guitar and vocals. The group also often includes Stewart James on harp, Paul Neadeau on keyboards, Bruce Stark on drums and Ken Edleman on bass.

Justine Buckley’s folk-oriented music has a pop/country twist. Her sound tugs you right in, gently revealing the influences of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe called Justine a “rising star” and says she “confronts the cynicism of maturity with an almost defiant innocence.” Justine’s husband returns by popular demand. He performed at Tool Town Live as an opening act last September to rave reviews and many encore requests.

If there is a chance of rain in the forecast, the concert will be held in Memorial Hall at 584 Main Street in Athol. Refreshments including hot dogs, popcorn, soft drinks, dessert bars and more will be on sale at the event. Scotties Potties provides facilities for Tool Town Live concerts. There will be free candy at the concert while supplies last, thanks to West Brook Tree Farm.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Athol Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The producers of the series wish to thank the Deane Brothers, founders of WJDF, without whom the concert series would not exist.

Tool Town Live 2019 concerts are sponsored in part by Witty’s Funeral Home, Flint’s Auto Sales, Kessler Investments, Pete’s Tire Barn, Ethan Stone, LaBelle Roofing, Osprey Entertainment, Elwood Sound and Media, Flint’s Repairs, Adams Animal Hospital, Athol Savings Bank, Scooby’s Custom Cornholes and More, Al’s Quick Lube, Silhouettes Best Little Hair House in Athol, Lyman Signs and West Brook Tree Farm.

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