Many bands walk along the roots-rock path, but few sound as fresh as Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck. The quintet infuses banjo twang with elements of prog rock and jam band to create what it describes as "mountain soul." Boston native Thayer moved to Vermont to write songs, and as a result his group has earned a dedicated fan base along with heaps of love in the Green Mountain State. The band's latest, "Eden," is a concept album about the environment that lays down a foundation of organic goodness and tops it off with a muscular groove. With Worthy Duncan, Eric and The Bluesbirds, Jeremy Laursen.
The concert takes place Saturday, May 11, 9 p.m. at Tala Vera, 155 State St. $5-$7. tala-vera.com.