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, July 12 at 6:00 pm
TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN LAWN CONCERT SERIES – THE MIKE + RUTHY BAND
Tickets: Free
Info: 802-387-5772
Venue: Putney Tavern lawn on Main Street in downtown Putney, VT

                                                                        Mike and Ruthy                                                                                                                                                                          
Twilight Music continues its 13th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts with an evening of Americana hoedowns, sassy blues, Motown soul, old-timey harmonies, rock-n-roll energy and inspired songwriting by The Mike + Ruthy Band.  The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 23.  All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at The Putney Community Center at 10 Christian Square in case of rain.  The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations.  The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. 

After thousands of concerts across tens-of-thousands of miles, Woodstock, NY-based Ruth Ungar & Mike Merenda have emerged as one of acoustic America’s most revered musical duos.  Mike is an artfully prolific songwriter with an indie rock soul and feather-touch vocals.  The daughter of fiddle legend Jay Ungar and country singer Lyn Hardy, Ruthy is an earthy country-blues singer with the unmistakable stage presence of a natural-born performer.  In 2000, the couple met Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (grandson of the legendary folk singer Pete Seeger) and formed The Mammals, an acoustic stringband that toured the world over the next seven years, and performed with the likes of Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

Last year Mike and Ruthy decided to make a high octane record, comprised of songs they could tour with a band, and tapped drummer Konrad Meissner, bassist Jacob Silver and pedal steel man Charlie Rose.  “Bright As You Can,” the rocking new album from The Mike + Ruthy Band, celebrates the grit and glory of kinship with 14 road-tested tunes of radio-ready acoustic pop, broody rock, country soul and boot-stomping porch folk.  The roots, Americana folk-rock record pays tribute to the band’s mentors while defiantly forging a path that is electrified, youthful and now.  "In the vanguard of today’s vibrant folk revival" - Pop Matters

For more information, visit www.mikeandruthy.com.





The 2015 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule is:

Sunday, May 31  THE CHRIS KLEEMAN BAND - Hard driving, house rocking, in your face blues

Sunday, June 14  THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS - Contemporary bluegrass and folk music brothers Bruce, Barry and Alan

Sunday, June 28  THE WILL PATTON ENSEMBLE – Spirited, mandolin-based, acoustic world music drawn from gypsy jazz and Brazilian choro styles

Sunday, July 12  THE MIKE + RUTHY BAND - Americana hoedowns, sassy blues, Motown soul, old-timey harmonies, rock-n-roll energy and inspired songwriting.   

Sunday, July 26  CANTRIP – High energy Scottish music bagpipes/fiddle/guitar trio

Sunday, August 9  SIMBA - Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion

Sunday, August 23  SLIPPERY SNEAKERS - High energy, traditional and contemporary Cajun/zydeco roots music  



Coming Soon:
stay tuned!

 

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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