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Ballroom Thieves to Tour with Maine Youth Rock Orchestra

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Jan 22, 2016 12:22 AM EST

After collaborating with Youth Maine Rock Orchestra back in 2014, The Ballroom Thieves are going on tour with the Portland based student ensemble later this spring. The bluegrass trio and 25-piece string orchestra comprised of students ages 12-18 will be teaming up for an 8-date tour of the east coast in support of the band 2015 critically acclaimed debut album, A Wolf in the Doorway. The collaboration will also include an EP that will reportedly be released early 2016.

Being that The Ballroom Thieves are known for their out of the box take on bluegrass -- often infusing their brand of folk with elements of rock and blues -- their reportedly joining forces with the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra really isn't all that out of character.

According to the official press release, the genre bending trio and the student group will be teaming up for a limited tour later this year (via Ardmore Music):

"The Ballroom Thieves will be accompanied by Maine Youth Rock Orchestra for an 8-date east coast tour in April, and will be performing together at select summer festival dates.

"Maine Youth Rock Orchestra is an organization that provides orchestral string students ages 12-18 the opportunity to work alongside and perform with professional bands and artists in an alternative setting, creating a positive environment for students to be creative and to explore their musical abilities."

In a recent interview, Thieves co-founder, Devin Mauch, recently explained that the success of their 2015 debut album, A Wolf in the Doorway, had to do as much with luck as it did their musical vision (via BaxterBulletin):

"It's the right time for it. There has been a movement in alternative, folk, indie rock world in the last 5 years or so and we happen to be riding the right wave at the right time."

To get your tickets to The Ballroom Thieves accompanied by Maine Youth Orchestra be sure to head over to Ardmore Music Hall's official website before it's too late.

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