Twilight Music presents concerts by international, national and regional performers at  Next Stage and Greenhoe Theatre in Putney, VT, and Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery and New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro, VT.

We also produce the annual Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series in Putney,
a free seven-concert series.



Sunday, May 20 at 7:30 pm
JOHN GORKA
Tickets: $22 Advance / $25 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Putney Food Co-Op in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT

                                     John Gorka

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary folk singer/songwriter John Gorka.  The concert celebrates the release of John’s brand new CD “True in Time.”

John Gorka is perhaps the quintessential iconic singer/songwriter of the 1980’s folk scene.  Hailing from New Jersey, he honed his craft and persona as a shy, wry and insightful singer/songwriter in the Greenwich Village “Fast Folk”  and Boston music scenes.  Gorka got his start at Godfrey Daniels, a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania, which is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions in the country.  After releasing his first album with Minnesota-based Red House Records in 1987, he recorded five albums with Windham Hill’s Will Ackerman’s High Street Records between 1989 and 1996.  Since then he has released seven more solo albums on Red House, plus one with label-mates Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson under the name Red Horse.  He continues to tour, playing festivals, theaters and clubs all over North America and Europe.   Rolling Stone magazine calls him “the leading singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement.”

Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell.  John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and etown, and has appeared on CNN.  His song “Where No Monuments Stand” is featured in the documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford. 

Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar.  For more information, visit www.johngorka.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org. 





Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm
SETH GLIER and MATT NAKOA
Tickets: $18 Advance / $22 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Putney Food Co-Op in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT

                                         Seth Glier

                                                                    Matt Nakoa

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary folk and pop singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Seth Glier and Matt Nakoa.  

Singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, producer and Grammy nominee Seth Glier is renowned for his fearless vocal delivery, musical exuberance and seasoned songwriting beyond his years.  A troubadour in every sense of the word who averages over 150 live performances annually, 29 year-old Glier has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals.  He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar.  The last few years have also garnered Seth musical placements on television (Lifetime and Bravo), as well as slots on the Cayamo Cruise, at the Penang Jazz Festival in Malaysia and as a performer for former House Speaker Eric Cantor.

Glier’s new album "Birds,” his fifth on Mpress Records, is steeped in conflict and contradictions.  There’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight.  The songs on “Birds” range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place that is all the more magical for it.

As a national spokesperson for ChildFund International and an advocate of Musicians On Call, and with a ROCK THE VOTE Road Trip 2012 stop under his belt, Seth has become increasingly comfortable expressing his social beliefs, both onstage and off.  In 2012 he took home Best Social Action Song for his track “The Next Right Thing” at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards, his second IMA win. 

“Folk lyrics with a pop feel, philosophical musings with a backbeat and grown-up love songs delivered in Glier’s youthful tenor” - Elmore Magazine.

Matt Nakoa grew up on a small goat farm in Smyrna, NY and began composing music as a teenager.  Following a formative stint as a classical pianist, Matt won scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston.  There he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spaulding among others.  After college, Matt toured with his band “The Fens” and eventually landed in New York City’s vibrant piano bar scene, quickly becoming a star performer at Manhattan’s Brandy’s Piano Bar.

Matt’s first solo album “Light In The Dark” is an eclectic pop opus.  In contrast, “A Dozen Other Loves” explores a simple acoustic palette.  This intimate collection has earned many songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition.  Additionally, Matt’s piano music has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured by Disney.  Matt now tours internationally, recently performing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush.

“Nakoa does not disappoint. In fact, between his piano chops, charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.” - The Boston Globe

Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar.   For more information, visit www.sethglier.com, www.mattnakoa.com and www.nextstagearts.org.


Coming Soon:

7/20/18 – SESSION AMERICANA - Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present six Boston-based, folk/roots-rock multi-instrumentalists and singers whose raucous live shows are built around the community concept of traditional Irish seisiúns.


The 2017 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule is:

Sunday, May 28 SUNNY LOWDOWN & THE ICE CREAM MEN - Raw and rhythmic blues quartet featuring Sunny on acoustic and electric guitars and vocals

Sunday, June 11 NOMAD VS. SETTLER - 100% local, original indie rock with a side of jazzy funk from some of the area's brightest young stars

Sunday, June 25 THE DUPONT BROTHERS- Indie-folk-rock siblings Zack and Sam Dupont feature intertwining brotherly harmonies, twin acoustic guitars and refreshingly original songwriting

Sunday, July 9 LUMINOUS CRUSH – Purveyors of dream pop, Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell’s quartet features sweet, soaring vocal harmonies

Sunday, July 23 THE GASLIGHT TINKERS – A joyously danceable blend of global rhythms around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music

Sunday, August 6 THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS BAND - Contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet featuring banjo, mandolin and three-part harmonies  

Sunday, August 20 SIMBA - Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion


 

Twilight Music Info: stobro@svcable.net, 802-254-9276

Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery 139 Main Street Brattleboro, VT
Next Stage  15 Kimball Hill Putney, VT
Greenhoe Theatre Landmark College River Road South Putney, VT
New England Youth Theatre 100 Flat Street Brattleboro, VT

 

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