HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOWCASE WITH NEW TRANSIT AND FREE PAYETTE BREWING BEER/INDIAN CREEK WINERY TASTING THURSDAY AUG. 18!

13754538_1048120215284139_5259249828309892660_nA Hermit Music Festival showcase featuring live music by New Transit will be held at 6pm Thursday, Aug. 18 at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise). Enjoy free Payette Brewing Co. beer and an Indian Creek Winery tasting (21+ with valid I.D.), purchase Hermit Music Festival tickets and enter to win a pair of weekend passes!

ABOUT HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Hermit Music Festival is a soul-filling weekend of traditional music Sept. 2-4 at Indian Creek Winery (1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna).

A Labor Day weekend experience to enjoy with the whole family in a beautiful setting, the Hermit Music Festival features three days of national, regional and local live musical acts. The festival also showcases local performance and music organizations, food trucks and wine and beer vendors.

ABOUT NEW TRANSIT

418455689016-500“New Transit’s debut doesn’t fuss with strict limitations. It’s filled with warm, elegant country influences — particularly the timeless allure of floating lap and pedal steel — but with enough gritty edge to widen the audience. About the time you start reminiscing about those old Uncle Tupelo records you need to drag out of storage, New Transit unleashes a moment of upbeat, Neil-Young-meets-Driver-By-Truckers guitar crunch during ‘All I Have is Words.’ Is this group making you feel like headbanging for a few seconds? It is. These 10 songs make you feel a lot of things — mostly pleasure and surprise. New Transit’s first album is the mid-year frontrunner for best local disc of 2011.” — Michael Deeds, Idaho Statesman

New Transit was founded in 2009 by then co-frontmen Sean Hatton (guitar/bass), Adam Gates (guitar/bass) and Louis McFarland (drums).

The band has evolved frequently over the years and now includes Thomas Paul (guitar), Bernie Reilly (bass/ guitar), Sean Hatton (guitar, bass) and Louis McFarland (drums).

New Transit has released two albums, One (2011) and Country Music Dead (2013), and is currently in the studio recording their third studio album.