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, December 21 at 7:30 pm
THE SWEETBACK SISTERS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS SINGALONG SPECTACULAR
Tickets:  $17 Advance / $20 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

                                                                       Sweetback Sisters

Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present country, swing, honky-tonk and old-time music sextet The Sweetback Sisters performing their annual Christmas concert.

Each December, Brooklyn's favorite country band tours the east coast and spreads the holiday cheer with The Sweetback Sisters' Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular.  This supremely fun and wildly popular show requires audience participation (lyric sheets are provided) and a love for all kinds of holiday music.  All the songs are presented with the Sweetback Sisters’ signature mix of harmony singing, rollicking telecaster and twin fiddling along with a healthy dose of holiday cheer.

Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode’s family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the 1950s and 60s, and reflect a deeply felt love for traditional country music styles and a palpable joy in playing and singing together.  The band takes its inspiration from the Davis Sisters and Louvin Brothers, as well as the spirited honky tonk energy of Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn.  The Sweetback Sisters were chosen as one of six finalists to play on “A Prairie Home Companion” as part of the program's 2007 People in Their Twenties talent contest.

The Sweetback Sisters started the Country Christmas Singalong in 2009 at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  The first year brought an intimate gathering of family and friends close to the stage with lyric sheets so that all could sing along.  It has since become a tradition, captured on the album “The Sweetback Sisters' Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular,” on which the band turns to the canon of Christmas and holiday songs, arranged in a youthful yet nostalgic way.  The CD begins with “Christmas Boogie” by the Davis Sisters. The song is a retelling of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with a 1950s boogie-woogie twist.  The up-tempo holiday favorite “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” opens with a ripping quote from “Bonanza,” followed by a blistering vocal duet from the girls leading to a chanted bridge from the boys.

The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular is an instant holiday hit, breathing new life into wintery favorites and bringing lesser-known songs into the holiday canon.  Every song will help warm your heart and get you in the Christmas spirit for many years to come.

"The Sweetback Sisters are the quintessential 'Prairie Home Companion' band, featuring fun, storytelling songs from the days of radio past." - Charleston Gazette

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









Saturday, January 10 at 7:30 pm
ANTJE DUVEKOT w/ HAYLEY REARDON and HANNAH HOFFMAN
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

                                                                              Antje



                                       Hayley                                                         Hannah
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present award-winning contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot plus Hayley Reardon and Hannah Hoffman at Next Stage on Saturday, January 10 at 7:30 pm.

Antje Duvekot is a German-born, American-raised singer/songwriter whose songs have been critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism and street-smart romanticism.  Her bicultural upbringing and relative newness to English have helped shape her unique way with a song, giving her a startlingly original poetic palette.  They are the keys to the powerful, even revolutionary, empathy that informs everything she writes.  She has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the Kerrville Folk Festival Best New Folk Award and the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act.

Since the release of her debut studio CD “Big Dream Boulevard,” which was voted #1 Folk Release of 2006 by the Boston Globe and was named to the Top 10 Releases of the Year by National Public Radio's Folk Alley, Antje has been touring  extensively, criss-crossing the US and Europe.  She is a compelling live performer and has played at major festivals, including Newport, Mountain Stage, Philadelphia, Falcon Ridge, Great Waters and Kerrville.  Her second CD “The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer” was voted top album of 2009 by lauded folk station WUMB 91.9 FM in Boston.

“She creates an entire, detailed world in verse, and takes you there with beautiful and understated melody.  Her songs are stunning paintings of color and shade and always generate the heat and light that real art should.” - Neil Dorfsman, producer of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Dire Straits
“terrific writer and singer, with the instincts to do things right, over and over and over” - Rolling Stone.

A seasoned folk artist at age 18, Hayley Reardon is known for her thoughtful, vivid songwriting and engaging stage performance.  Over the past five years, she has shared the stage with the likes of Tom Rush, Peter Yarrow, Buskin & Batteau, Christine Lavin, Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, and Catie Curtis.  She has been selected for official showcases at Folk Alliance International and New England Regional Folk Alliance, as well as The Boston Folk Festival, New York Songwriter’s Circle, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase.
 
In 2012, The Boston Globe Magazine named Hayley a Bostonian of the Year for both her music and her work to pair it with a message of teen empowerment, calling her "a confident, radiant teenage singer/songwriter who is helping to pen the next chapter of the Boston folk scene.” That same year, she appeared in the award-winning documentary “For The Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival,” which won Best Documentary at the 2012 Boston International Film Fest.

Hannah Hoffman is a soulful soprano who delivers an emotional depth to her sound reminiscent of an early Tori Amos, Jewel and Regina Spektor.  She is a versatile performer who engages her audience with dynamic performances not only of her own composing but an eclectic mix of standards she commands as her own. 

Katy’s will provide a beer and wine cash bar.  For more information, visit www.antjeduvekot.com, www.hayleyreardon.com and www.nextstagearts.org.
 


Coming Soon:

1/24/15 DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present a Venice, California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s.  "Best Live Band in LA" - LA Weekly

 

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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