As is the case every year in late November, the Massachusetts town of Plymouth is oh so hot right now. But this weekend in America’s hometown, the notion of Pilgrims, turkeys, and your racist Uncle Sean at the Thanksgiving dinner table take a back seat to some actual goodwill. Thanks to Ash Gray Proclamation.
The goal is to help out South Shore Community Action Council before the holiday and stock up its food and fuel assistance programs.
“When I started to plan Harvest Home the goal was to try to book a show that would expose the suburbs to some of Boston’s best bands while supporting the great work the South Shore Community Action Council does through a variety of programs in our area,” Ash Gray Proclamation’s Bryan Hamill tells Vanyaland. “I had a pretty good idea of who I wanted to play the event pretty early on and began discussing the idea with Ted Billings of Philosophical Zombie, being a fellow south shore resident he was all for it and introduced me to Mike Sweeney, who records pastoral guitar pop under the name Loser, and I immediately was struck by the songs he was recording in his home in Marshfield and asked if would like to join the bill. It was right around this time that I ran into Cam from Eldridge Rodriguez at the Ride show and asked if he would like to join the bill. It was either the shoegaze or late night beers, but luckily for me he was on board by the end of the night. All the credit for getting Burglary Years involved goes to Dustin at Disposable America who presented the idea to the band and made the introductions. I couldn’t be happier about this line up.”
As for the beneficiary, Hamill adds: “I had decided that Harvest Home would be connected closely SSCAC before the line up was put together mainly because I’ve seen the difference that SSCAC makes not just in Plymouth but throughout the South Shore, providing meals and heating assistance throughout the winter months to struggling individuals and families.”