Thursday, July 31

You read it here first: the Brasen Hill Band is a countrified folk act with a future. Singer-guitarist Ellen Theresa Fagan has a distinctive voice that grabs and holds your attention, and she’s more than ably accompanied by upright bassist Anthony Moffa and Scott Sutherland on mandolin and percussion. They’re at the Dogfish Bar & Grille (128 Free St., Portland) for an 8 p.m. show. It’s free (all ages). 772-5483. thedogfishcompany.com.