Back by popular demand, The Probables is returning to Springville Center for the Arts for an “unplugged” performance on Saturday, Sept. 16.  This feel good, folk-grass band originating from Western New York will play an acoustic set featuring instruments such as acoustic guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, and accordion.  Returning musicians Steve Johnson, Tom Hodges, Dylan Derby, and Matt Gronquist will perform original music that sounds like a culmination of folk, bluegrass, and roots-rock.

Lead singer Steve Johnson and lead guitarist Tom Hodges, both reign from bluegrass group Big Leg Emma.  Dylan Derby, formally of The Derbines, is on upright bass, while Matt Gronquist, formally of The Naked Apes, plays accordion and fiddle.  The Probables debuted at the Great Blue Heron Festival in Sherman, NY and continue to play together throughout Western New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.  Tickets are available at the door for $15 or pre-sale for $12 by calling (716) 592-9038 or visiting  The Carol Mongerson Theater is located at 37 N. Buffalo Street, Springville, NY 14141.

Photo credit: Jamie Probst