We are Cribstone Bridge, a contemporary bluegrass band based in Southern Maine.
Welcome to the Cribstone Bridge Band’s home on the worldwide web. We are looking forward to a great 2013 festival season and we hope to see you out on the bluegrass trail this summer. Our website is a great place to see videos of the band or check out where we are playing. You can also visit us online on Facebook. If you like us on stage, we’d appreciate if you like us online.
There have been a few changes in the Cribstone Bridge line-up. Founding members Kelly and Dan Burke have stepped aside, and we’ll miss them both. Dan’s inventive Dobro playing and Kelly’s rock solid rhythm were defining elements of the Cribstone Bridge sound. We wish them well, and they always have a place in the Cribstone Bridge family. We’re sure Dan and Kelly will remain friendly fixtures in the New England festival scene, holding court and welcoming pickers to their campsite. We also know Dan will continue to supply resophonic players will a steady stream of high-quality instruments. (Make sure to check out his finely crafted resonator guitars at www.burkereso.com.) Thank you, Dan and Kelly, for all you’ve done for the band, and we look forward to seeing you this summer.
We’ve lured Bobby St. Pierre out of retirement to join us for this festival season, and we couldn’t be happier. Bobby will play mandolin, lead guitar, and mandola with the band. Sorry folks, no vocals (yet). We are blessed with an embarrassment of riches in the guitar and mandolin area: Bobby and Taylor will switch off in order to best serve the song. Joining us on bass this summer, on parole from the popular New England band Wide Open Spaces, is Chris Dombrowski. This is somewhat of a homecoming in that Ted and Chris played together some 20-odd years ago in the Portland-based band The Oakhurst Boys. A 30-plus year veteran of the Bluegrass scene, Chris is a hard-driving and creative bass man. We are glad to have him.
The Stoners have been preparing strong sets of traditional, progressive, and original Bluegrass songs. This summer you’ll hear old favorites and a few new songs, as well as arrangement twists that bring new vitality to favorite songs. We hope you like it.