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.


 

Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 pm
DUSTBOWL REVIVAL w/ LAURA MOLINELLI and BEN CAMPBELL

Tickets: $16 Advance / $18 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Offerings Jewelry in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT


                                         Dustbowl Revival    



                                                                              Laren Ben                                                                  


Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Dustbowl Revival, a Venice, California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s, plus the Vermont-based Americana duo Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell.

Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music.  Some call it string band-brass band mash up.  Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show teaming up with Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Sevens, or Bob Dylan and The Band jamming with Benny Goodman and his orchestra in 1938.  It’s infectious, joyous music - a youthful take on time-worn American traditions.

Since founder Z. Lupetin came west from Chicago to get the circus started, the group has grown steadily from a small string band playing up and down the west coast into a traveling mini orchestra featuring fiddle, mandolin, trombone, clarinet, trumpet, ukelele, drums, tuba, organ, a bass made from a canoe oar, harmonica and plenty of washboard and kazoo for good luck.  After placing several songs on ABC and Fox, and having tunes featured in independent films like "Made In China" (winner of SXSW), winning Americana song of the year from the Independent Music Awards (Tom Waits judging), playing festivals like Outside Lands and Live Oak and opening for bands like Lake Street Dive, Rebirth Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty, the band began barnstorming more extensively across the USA.

"Best Live Band in LA" - LA Weekly
“A nine-piece band replete with tuba, washboard, accordion, fiddle, mandolin, trumpet and guitar joyously pumped out early 20th century standards and original tunes that would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter. The seven men...and two women in flapper-inspired dresses, are members of a ragtag outfit called the Dustbowl Revival, strumming, sawing and puffing enthusiastically as smiling listeners on the dance floor swung their partners infectiously.” - LA TIMES

Singer/songwriter Laura Molinelli has released five albums, and has shared the stage with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Dar Williams, John Gorka, The Band and NRBQ.  The Rutland Herald notes that she “writes with intense imagery and emotion” and The Brattleboro Reformer adds that her voice is “sweet and rich as it resonates with that plaintive sound of bluegrass singers.”   Multi-instrumentalist Ben Campbell toured for two years with Circus Smirkus as a member of the House Band and has collaborated with many notable Vermont musicians and groups, including Anais Mitchell.  The Burlington, VT newspaper Seven Days calls him "a
sublimely gifted, insatiably curious and wildly multifaceted artist."  Molinelli and Campbell are both members of the southern Vermont-based bluegrass band The Bondville Boys.
 
Katy’s will provide a beer and wine cash bar.  For more information, visit www.dustbowlrevival.com, www.lauramolinelli.com, www.lonelyhiway.com and www.nextstagearts.org.


Coming Soon:

3/14/15 THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS
- Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of acoustic/electric Americana music from Sleepy Hollow, NY by The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (aka The Grand Slambovians).  “Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism… they take the stage by storm!” – The NY Times


 

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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