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Porch music * String band * Country songs


Based in Cambridge, MA, Possum has its roots in country porch music with hints of "old timey" and rock. Joe started writing lyrics rooted in his stories about family life in the West Virginia hills. Rob dug out his fiddle and guitar. Tricia started to add vocals. Jamie came on board to add another guitar and vocals. Steve and Kevin are more recent additions to the band, adding drums and bass.

James Lang, guitar-vocals

Joe McClure, guitar-vocals

Tricia Adelmann,  vocals-tambourine-egg

Rob Madrick, fiddle-mandolin-vocals

Kevin Condon, bass- guitar-vocals

Steve Morell, drums-vocal


It all started when…

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Raised on Hump Mountain in West Virginia, Russell Feathers (aka Joe McClure) has been listening to country music all his life. After moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts, Russell wrote his first song about home many years later. The songs kept coming. Russell is now a member of a string band called Possum. Possum’s songs look back to Hump Mountain for inspiration, as well as offering a quirky perspective on many of the other traditional themes in country music –– alcohol, bad relationships, and dashed hopes.