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, August 23 at 6:00 pm
TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN LAWN CONCERT SERIES – SLIPPERY SNEAKERS
Tickets: Free
Info: 802-387-5772, www.twilightmusic.org
Venue: Putney Tavern lawn on Main Street in downtown Putney, VT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Slippery Sneakers                                                                                                                    
Twilight Music concludes its 13th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts with Cajun/Creole roots music sextet Slippery Sneakers.  The seventh and final concert of the 2015 series begins 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.  For more information, visit www.twilightmusic.org and www.slipperysneakers.com.

Slippery Sneakers is a high energy dance band that brings together traditional and contemporary Cajun/Creole roots music from Southwest Louisiana. The Rhode Island based band’s sound is a spicy mixture of up-tempo zydeco, blues and soul, Cajun waltzes and a bit of rock ’n’ roll. 

Led by the soulful lead vocals and accordion sounds of Robert Graves Leonard, Slippery Sneakers has broken attendance records at many monthly zydeco dances held around the Northeast, and has played major festivals of the genre from New York to Florida.  Leonard is an award winning singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist who contributes many original songs to the band.  The band also consists of Jeff Potter on rock-steady drums, Betsy Dawn Williams on “frattoire” or rubboard and boundless dance energy onstage, Peter Breen on thumping bass and Putney residents Mark Trichka on sizzling guitar and Lisa Brande on rocking  fiddle.

For more information, visit www.slipperysneakers.com.. 






Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 pm
DUSTBOWL REVIVAL w/ 10 STRING SYMPHONY
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: The Vermont Jazz Center at 72 Cotton Mill Hill in Brattleboro, VT
                                Dustbowl Revival

                                                                10 String
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 Nashville-based, progressive acoustic folk duo 10 String Symphony.

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 by the "Best Live Band in LA" - LA Weekly.

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, ukulele, 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.

“With A Lampshade On,” Dustbowl Revival’s fourth album, shines a light on the band’s strength as a live act.  The CD captures a group of road warriors in their element, playing not to an audience, but with an audience.  To watch them onstage is to take part in an evolving conversation between an orchestra and audience.  The horns blast, the fiddle and mandolin swoon, and the howling vocals — shared by Z. Lupetin and Liz Beebe — rattle off stories about preachers, drinkers, lovers and holy rollers.  The crowd is encouraged to participate, of course.  Right at home at the crossroads of American jazz and folk traditions, Dustbowl Revival is participating in the evolution of American roots music, tipping a hat to what’s come before while looking ahead to what’s on the horizon.

10 String Symphony fiddler/vocalists Christian Sedelmyer (who also performs with the Jerry Douglas Band ) and Rachel Baiman met in Nashville, and realized a mutual love for the range and depth of the 5-String fiddle.  By the time their first full-length album was released in November 2012, their instrumentation had expanded to include clawhammer banjo and resonator mandolin, but they still maintained a stripped down, tightly woven and carefully arranged duo sound.  Decidedly contemporary in their musical approach, the duo showcases Sedelmyer’s virtuosic improvisation and creative harmonic soundscape ideas alongside Baiman’s old-time rhythm and emotional melodic sensibilities.

"The group is like a band of time-hopping vagabonds swirling through the centuries picking up and passing along tunes that make you want to swing, stomp and reel." - Santa Cruz Weekly

For more information, visit www. dustbowlrevival.com,  www.10stringsymphony.com, www.twilightmusic.org, www.vtjazz.org and www.nextstagearts.org.


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:

10/3 SETH GLIER w/ HANNAH HOFFMAN - Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary folk and pop singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Seth Glier and Hannah Hoffman at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery in downtown Brattleboro, VT.

11/14 ANTJE DUVEKOT and THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS
- Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot and newgrass trio Bruce, Barry and Alan Stockwell at Popolo in downtown Bellows Falls, VT.



 

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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