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 24 at 6:00 pm
TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN LAWN CONCERT SERIES – THE GASLIGHT TINKERS
Tickets: Free
Info: 802-387-5772
Venue: Putney Tavern lawn on Main Street in downtown Putney, VT

                                                 Gaslight Tinkers                                                         
Twilight Music continues its 14th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts with Celtic world beat quartet The Gaslight Tinkers.  The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 21.  All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain.  The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, Green Mountain Well, 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. 
 
The Gaslight Tinkers' blend of African, Caribbean, funk, reggae and Latin rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music.  Touring the East Coast, the West Coast and the Caribbean playing what The Valley Advocate describes as “Music that consistently fizzes and pops with unexpected textures and turns,” The Gaslight Tinkers merge boundless positive energy with melody and song.  It's the genre-bending future of the music of the past.

Peter Siegel (mandolin, guitar, banjo, vocals) and Garrett Sawyer (bass) teamed up to form The Gaslight Tinkers in 2012, drawing from Siegels’ traditional folk music experience and knowledge and Sawyer’s world music roots.  A veteran of the folk scene, Siegel has performed with the likes of Pete Seeger and Judy Collins.  Sawyer has toured the US and Canada as a member of Senegalese hip-hop band Gokh-Bi System, and throughout the Caribbean performing with Trinidadian soca star Kurt Allen.  With bandmates Jopey Fitzpatrick (drums) and Audrey Knuth (fiddle, vocals),  The Gaslight Tinkers shake the stage with traditional melodies and world rhythms.




Friday, August 5 at 7:30 pm
TEN STRINGS AND A GOAT SKIN w/ HAYLEY REARDON
Tickets: $20 Advance / $24 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Putney Food Co-Op in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT


   Ten Strings


          Haley Reardon

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Prince Edward Island-based, acoustic, folk/fusion trio Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, plus Boston-based, contemporary folk singer/songwriter Hayley Reardon. 

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin transform tradition with vigor, curiosity and sparks of goofy humor, weaving old-school Franco-Canadian, Breton, Irish and Scottish tunes with wickedly current grooves and clever quirks.  The young, bilingual trio expands on the Scottish and Acadian roots of PEI’s traditional music, infusing sometimes moody, sometimes high-energy, original and traditional songs with pop and world rhythms.  Their  brand new CD “Auprès du Poêle” (“Around the Woodstove”) highlights this cross pollination.  Working with producer Leonard Podolak of Grammy- and Juno-winning eclectic roots favorites The Duhks, they push their music into new, dynamic and engaging territory.

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin’s rapid rise to prominence on the folk circuit began in Canada, with brothers Rowen and Caleb Gallant (fiddle and percussion) joining schoolmate Jesse Periard (guitar) to explore new approaches to arranging traditional songs and tunes. They soon began writing songs and expanding their audience to the US, where the Kansas City Star recently named them one of the top traditional acts at the Folk Alliance conference. Inspired by their Atlantic Canadian histories and roots, the trio maintains its powerful ties to the many musics of PEI.  Their original songs take their cues sonically from the island’s rich mix of Celtic and Francophone elements, and lyrically from a deeply felt connection to the history of Eastern Canada (Caledonia).  

“A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse” - The Guardian

With a voice that is distinctively rich and a contemplative sincerity in her songwriting, Hayley Reardon boasts a lyrical and melodic weight far beyond her 19 years.  A thoughtful, engaging performer, she makes audiences feel her songs and stories just as strongly as she does.  In 2012, The Boston Globe Magazine named her 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.” Hayley’s appearance 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, has linked her to an extended lineage of matriarchs and patriarchs of the folk movement of the 1960s.  She has shared the stage with the likes of Tom Rush, Peter Yarrow, Buskin & Batteau, Christine Lavin and Lori McKenna.

For more information, visit www.tenstringsandagoatskin.com, www.hayleyreardon.com and www.nextstagearts.org.  


Coming Soon:
stay tuned!

The 2016 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule is:

Sunday, May 29  THE CHRIS KLEEMAN BAND - Hard driving, house rocking, in your face blues

Sunday, June 12  CADILLAC ENVY - Retro influenced quartet with roots in 1950's rockabilly, early rock & roll and rhythm & blues

Sunday, June 26  BRETT HUGHES & FRIENDS - Americana music featuring soaring vocal harmonies evoking timeless mountain traditions and bluesy soul

Sunday, July 10  THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS BAND - Contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet featuring banjo, mandolin and three-part harmonies   

Sunday, July 24  THE GASLIGHT TINKERS – A joyously danceable blend of global rhythms around a core of traditional New England old time and celtic fiddle music

Sunday, August 7  SIMBA - Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion

Sunday, August 21  PLANET ZYDECO - High energy accordion and guitar driven dance music of Louisiana  

 

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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