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

                                                              Stockwell Brothers                   

Twilight Music continues its 16th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk rock, world beat, rock, country, pop, Celtic, blues and bluegrass summer concerts with contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet The Stockwell Brothers.  The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 26.  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, Green Mountain Well, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney area businesses and organizations.  The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available.  For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit www.twilightmusic.org. 
 
In five decades together, the Stockwell Brothers have played everything from classic bluegrass to folk rock to world beat music.  Their music continues to span traditional and progressive styles, but their well-honed signature sound spotlights new singer/songwriter material recast with varied rhythms and original arrangements featuring three-part vocal harmonies. They cover straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger picked acoustic guitar ballads, full tilt breakdowns and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with more unusual fare - Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, even neo-classical instrumentals.

Featuring 2005 Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest winner Bruce Stockwell, The Stockwell Brothers have performed alongside artists from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs to Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Jonathan Edwards and Asleep At The Wheel, recorded with Mike Auldridge and Phil Rosenthal of the bluegrass supergroup The Seldom Scene, and toured throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe.  As a trio, they have released two albums, Stobro and Leave My Dreams Alone.  “Tasty arrangements; brotherly harmonies, perfectly blended instruments and great songs.” – Music Revue





Friday, July 20 at 7:30 pm
SESSION AMERICANA
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

                                Session Americana

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present folk/roots-rock band Session Americana.  Featuring Boston-based, multi-instrumentalists and singers Ry Cavanaugh, Billy Beard, Dinty Child, Jim Fitting and Jefferson Hamer, plus a rotating collective of guest musicians, the band's raucous live shows are built around the community concept of traditional Irish seisiúns. 

Blending vintage American roots music styles - from country to jazz to rock - Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle.  This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other.  On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny.  The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag."

Session Americana has toured worldwide, performing at festivals from Ramblin' Roots in the Netherlands to Strawberry Music in California to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and on TV and radio shows such as Music City Roots (Nashville) and Mountain Stage (NPR).  Band members come from diverse musical backgrounds, having played with artists such as Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter and The J. Geils Band.  "Session Americana has developed into a traveling medicine show which eschews snake oil in favor of an ongoing grail quest for the perfect collaborative experience." - Hot Press Ireland

Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar.  For more information, visit www.sessionamericana.com and www.nextstagearts.org. 






Friday, August 24 at 7:30 pm
BLACK UMFOLOSI
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

                                                  Black Umfolosi

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of traditional song and dance from southern Africa by Black Umfolosi.

Black Umfolosi is a self taught A cappella (Imbube) singing and traditional dance group that was formed in 1982 by school friends in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe who wanted to develop themselves and contribute to their community.  They named themselves after the Umfolozi Omnyama River in South Africa, where their ancestors can be traced.  Specializing in imbube music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, Black Umfolosi has since toured internationally, enchanting people of Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia with their fantastic harmonies, energetic dancing and gentle humour.  Black Umfolosi has also represented Zimbabwe at international events such as Expo 1992 in Seville, Spain and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.

Black Umfolosi's performances are energy driven and completely engaging, mixing a great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance.  Their trademark harmonies, intricate rhythms, clicking and clapping are highlighted during their brilliantly choreographed shows with a full range of movements from subtle to vibrant stomping and leaping.  Their famous Gumboot Dances showcase the traditional styles and rituals of the South African mining regions.

Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar.  For more information, visit www.blackumfolosi.com and www.nextstagearts.org

 
Coming Soon:  
stay tuned!


The 2018 TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN LAWN concert series schedule is:

Sunday, June 3 THE REAR DEFROSTERS - Honky tonk, country soul and early rock-n-roll by a large and rotating cast of New England musicians

Sunday, June 17 BRIAN DUNNE TRIO – Brooklyn-based, Americana and folk singer/songwriter Brian Dunne’s guitar, piano and violin trio

Sunday, July 1 THE GASLIGHT TINKERS – A joyously danceable blend of global rhythms around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music

Sunday, July 15 THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS BAND - Contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet featuring banjo, mandolin and three-part harmonies

Sunday, July 29 PLANET ZYDECO - High energy accordion and guitar driven dance music of Louisiana 

Sunday, August 12 M.O.D. – Drummer and vocalist Molly Steinmark’s band plays a mix of funk, soul-jazz, hip hop and R&B

Sunday, August 26 SIMBA - Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion

 

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