I always thought of Mystic's Forebitter as the Crosby, Still, Nash & Young of sea chanty and maritime music.
Indeed, Forebitter - Rick Spencer, Craig Edwards, Geoff Kaufman and David Littlefield - achieved supergroup-style success for their international festival appearances and over the course of four amazing and wide-reaching albums.
The group, which stayed together almost two decades before amiably splitting up a few years back, reunites for a performance Saturday in Branford's First Congregational Church. It marks the season finale of the Branford Folk Music Society - and the briny material and exuberant harmonies provide a fine way to usher in the water-happy summer season.
- RICK KOSTER
Forebitter, 8 p.m. Saturday,
First Congregational Church, 1009 Main St.,
Branford; Branford Folk Music Society;
$15, $12; (203) 488-7715.