PHOTOS: The Southern Exposure Tour Comes Home
After two weeks on the road together, hundreds of miles logged, and countless memories made, Alex Mery & The Townsmen and Zach Russack brought their Southern Exposure Tour home on Sunday.
The tour’s final stop was an afternoon gig at Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, where attendees — the band’s closest fans, friends, and family — came to enjoy craft wine and beer alongside the folk sounds of both acts, who split stage time virtually down the middle as they rolled through sets of their tour favorites, including originals from Russack’s self-titled album and songs from Alex Mery & The Townsmen’s brand-new EP, “Folklore.”
Two weeks on the road gave the musicians time to collaborate, as well. This culminated in the live debut of “Meadowlands,” Russack’s duet with AM&TT bassist Kara Hartzell. Russack and his drummer Alex Generous would also join the band for a few selections during their set, including the trio’s top single, “Lay Down Arms.”
In all, Sunday afternoon was a celebration of musicianship, collaboration, and a bond forged through a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.