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, September 27 at 7:30 pm.
PATTY LARKIN
Tickets: $20 Advance / $24 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

                                                       Patty Larkin
                                              
Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present contemporary folk singer/songwriter Patty Larkin.  Described as “riveting” by the Chicago Tribune, “hypnotic” by Entertainment Weekly and a “drop dead brilliant performer” by Performing Songwriter, Patty is a true phenomenon among singer/songwriters in the American folk music scene today. 

Larkin is part of the urban-folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off of the singer/songwriter explosion of the seventies, reinterpreting traditional folk melodies, rock, pop, bossa nova, drawing on anything from Dylan (Bob) to Dylan (Thomas).  A self-described “guitar-driven songwriter”, Larkin has wound her way through soundscapes of evocative vocals, inventive guitar wizardry and imaginative lyrics.  Her songs run from impressionistic poetry to witty wordplay.

Larkin grew up in a musical and artistic family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  After singing and experimenting with songwriting during high school and college, she moved to Boston and devoted herself to music, busking on the streets of Cambridge and studying jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music and with Boston area jazz guitarists.  Since then, Patty has earned eleven Boston Music Awards and an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music, where she is now an Artist in Residence 
 
JD McCliment’s Pub will provide a beer and wine cash bar at the concert.  For more information, visit www.pattylarkin.com and www.www.nextstagearts.org.







Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 pm
SAM AMIDON + BAND
Tickets: $18
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Offerings Jewelry in Putney
Venue: New England Youth Theatre at 100 Flat Street in downtown Brattleboro, VT

                                                     Sam Amidon

Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present singer, guitarist, fiddler and banjo player Sam Amidon and his band.

Sam Amidon grew up immersed in folk as part of a musical family based in Brattleboro, VT.  His parents, Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, perform and teach traditional forms of song, dance and storytelling, and his brother Stefan plays drums with the Sweetback Sisters.  Sam started on fiddle at the age of three and by eleven had formed a band called Popcorn Behavior, with childhood friend Thomas Bartlett and younger brother Stefan, to play New England fiddle tunes.  They toured internationally, gathering attention from NPR, CNN and The Boston Globe, and released five albums.  Sam’s first solo album, released in 2001, was a collection of traditional Irish fiddle tunes, simply titled "Solo Fiddle."

Amidon’s subsequent albums of radically re-worked folk songs have included collaborations with Thomas Bartlett (with whom Amidon plays in Doveman) on “But This Chicken Proved False Hearted” in 2007, and composer Nico Muhly on “All Is Well” in 2008 and “I See the Sign” in 2010, both recorded in Iceland with producer Valgeir Sigurgsson.

“Lily-O,” Sam’s sixth studio release, consists of songs built around his music, with lyrics that he mined from obscure folk songs, some traditional and some that are more contemporary.  What Sam had initially envisioned as an album based on the improvisational material that he and jazz guitar great Bill Frisell developed together a couple of years ago while touring as a duo, turned out to be a collection of distinctive, enveloping songs rooted in folk music. Recorded fully live in the studio, with virtually no overdubs, “Lily-O” features Frisell, Shahzad Ismaily on bass and Chris Vatalaro on drums and electronics. 

"Amidon has one of the most inviting voices around today...In bridging the very old and the very new on a handful of albums and collaborations, he has managed to meld the rural and the urban, the organic and the synthetic, the oral tradition and the written score." - Pitchfork     

For more information, visit www.samamidon.com and www.nextstagearts.org.



Coming Soon:

10/26 SIERRA HULL & HIGHWAY 111 -  Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present International Bluegrass Music Association award-winning mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull and her Tennessee-based bluegrass quintet Highway 111 at Next Stage on Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 pm.  Sierra’s phenomenal mandolin playing, eloquent vocals and musical maturity well beyond her years have drawn comparisons to Alison Krauss.

 

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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