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Looking for hot fun? Tough End String Band serves a spicy brew of acoustic music: old-time, bluegrass, jazz, and more! The members of our band are (left to right): Anthony Viselli, mandolin; Ryu Mitsuhashi, violin; Paul Riechmann, bass; Sam Furth, guitar.
In case you’re wondering about the band’s name, we have a studio located in the Tough End section of Orono. A century ago, this neighborhood, at the confluence of two rivers, was occupied by mills, taverns, and brothels. We believe folks back then, similar to now, were making spicy hot music in the Tough End!