Mallet Brothers to headline Waterhole’s Halloween Bash

The Mallet Brothers Band will play the Waterhole’s Halloween Bash on Saturday, Oct 26 (Photo provided)

SARANAC LAKE – Halloween is just around the corner.

Waterhole’s 2019 Halloween Bash will feature the Mallet Brothers Band of Portland, Maine on Saturday, October 26.

The Mallet Brothers Band are veterans at the Waterhole, having played “Party on the Patio” for five consecutive years.

Formed in 2009 in Portland, Maine, the Mallet Brothers Band is an independent, nationally touring country rock and roll band consisting of brothers Luke and Will Mallet (vocals, guitar), Nick Leen (bass), Wally (dobro, vocals, guitar), Andrew Martelle (fiddle, mandolin), and Nick Dow (drums).

According to Red Line Roots, “The sound of the Mallet Brothers Band comes from deep within the pines of Maine. The embodiment of a flannel clad morning chill and a bit of sap and dirt caked on the knees of your favorite well-worn denim.”

With a style ranging from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot influenced equally by singer/songwriter traditions by hard rock, classic country, and psychedelic sounds.

Chestnut Grove of Perkiomenville, Pa., will open the evening’s festivities. Saranac Lakers may recognize Chestnut Grove from their recent performance at the inaugural Northern Current Community Music Festival. They also played the Waterhole’s “Party on the Patio” series in May 2019.

Chestnut Grove is five friends — Dee, John Tyler, Zach Winkler, Gary Geers, and James Daniels. In 2015 the band released their self-produced album “Perkio-menville.” In 2016 the band recorded the EP “Let it Down” with hit song “Whiskey Hand” with Modest Mouse and Dr. Dog producer Bill Moriarty.

The Halloween Bash will also feature a costume contest. Winners and awards will be announced during The Mallet Brothers Band set break. Tickets are $10 at the door. Please visit www.saranaclakewaterhole-.com to purchase online tickets. Doors open at 8 p.m., with the show (21 and over) starting at 9 p.m.