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.

Friday, March 23 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 Advance / $24 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets:, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Putney Food Co-Op in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT

                               Slambovian Circus of Dreams                                                                                                                                                        
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of acoustic/electric Americana music from Sleepy Hollow, NY by The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (aka The Grand Slambovians). 

The music of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams has been described as “hillbilly-Floyd,” “folk-pop,” “alt-country, roots-rock” and “surreal Americana” - a clear indicator of its singularly indescribable uniqueness.  A rootsy psychedelica that Maverick Magazine calls “Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana,” the quartet’s melodic avant-folk conjures with an exotic instrumental arsenal (accordion, cello, mandolin, theremin) in addition to standard rock regalia, and a palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems.  Dancing freely between all existing religious and philosophical mythologies, the music is uplifting, empowering and a lot of fun.

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams is Joziah Longo (lead vocals, guitars, harmonica), Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, uke, theremin, melodica), Sharkey McEwen (guitars, mandolin, backing vocals) and Felipe Torres (drums, percussion).  Bandleader and songwriter Longo, (known for tall tales and philosophizing) has written two musicals with Broadway legend Theodore Mann, headlined at Carnegie Hall and was the first American musician invited to perform in mainland China in the early 90's ending a decade-long ban on Western music.

Joziah, Tink, and Sharkey have toured nationally and abroad since forming Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams in Sleepy Hollow, NY in 1998.  Known for electrifying live performances of moody but upbeat original alt-roots rock music, they have a devoted and ever expanding fan base.  In 2010 they brought their legendary Halloween show, "The Grand Slambovian Extraterrestrial Hillbilly~Pirate Ball" to London's Electric Ballroom and NYC's Gramercy Theater.  Recently, they have performed at numerous festivals including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Celtic Connections (UK), Philadelphia Folk Festival, Xponential, High Sierra, Rhythm and Roots, Green River, Strawberry Festival, Bliss Festival, Roots on The River, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and Glastonbury Festival (UK).  The band has released five critically acclaimed studio albums - “A Box of Everything (2014), “The Grand Slambovians” (2012), “The Great Unravel” (2008), 2004's double-disc “Flapjacks from the Sky” and “A Good Thief Tips His Hat” (1998).

“A riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music” – Chronogram Magazine
Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar.  For more information, visit and 

Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 Advance / $24 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets:, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Putney Food Co-Op in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT

                                                   Lindsay Straw

 Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of traditional and contemporary Celtic music featuring high energy bagpipes/fiddle/guitar trio Cantrip and folksinger/multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Straw.  The concert celebrates Cantrip’s 20th anniversary, with the band performing a mix of brand new music, as well as their entire 2001 album “Silver.”

From the strong base of its Celtic roots, Cantrip branches out into the music of other European cultures.  Weaving together songs and tunes, Dan Houghton, Jon Bews and Eric McDonald take an audience on a cultural journey, putting their own spin on each style.  Known for their innovative arrangements, un-produced sound and dry wit, Cantrip has toured throughout Scotland and the US, expanding the boundaries of Celtic music along the way.

Cantrip sprung from a local music session in Edinburgh, Scotland sixteen years ago. The band name is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief, and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in the trio’s musical arrangements as well as the compelling potency of their musicianship.  Dan Houghton (bagpipes, flute, whistles, guitar, vocals) was born in Ghana, but was transported to Scotland shortly thereafter, where he was surrounded by the indigenous music.  He has won the Scottish Lowland and Border Pipers' Society Open Borderpipes and New Composition events, as well as the Maitre de Cornemuse at St. Chartier.  Jon Bews (fiddle, vocals) came to Scots music from a classical education by way of Goth rock.  He has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Malinky, James Yorkston, Mikel Urdangarin, Ranarim, Deaf Mutes and Samling.  As a US native, Eric McDonald (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, vocals) found his way to traditional music through the rich local music scene in Boston, and studies with guitarist/mandolinist John McGann and cellist Eugene Friesen at Berklee College of Music.

"Cantrip must have one of the strongest group personalities on the folk circuit. Their presentation is all energy as they channel modern swoops & slides of sound into the traditional repertoire. Their music comes from wild landscapes & wild places of the spirit."  - The Orcadian

"One of the most intriguing sounds in Celtic music today. An instrumental sound that travels from the darkness to the light. An unmistakable and enormously versatile style. Cantrip both has its feet solidly in tradition, and sees innovation clearly from where it is standing." - Celtic Beat Magazine

Ballads have been a source of inspiration for Lindsay Straw since her childhood in Montana, but she truly grew into the art while studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.  There she began to tie together the threads of the traditions she was most passionate about - English, Scottish, Irish and American songcraft.  Accompanying herself on guitar and bouzouki, Lindsay has toured throughout the US, Ireland and England.
Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar.  For more information, visit, and

Coming Soon:

 5/20/18 - JOHN GORKA - Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary folk singer/songwriter John Gorka.

The 2017 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule is:

Sunday, May 28 SUNNY LOWDOWN & THE ICE CREAM MEN - Raw and rhythmic blues quartet featuring Sunny on acoustic and electric guitars and vocals

Sunday, June 11 NOMAD VS. SETTLER - 100% local, original indie rock with a side of jazzy funk from some of the area's brightest young stars

Sunday, June 25 THE DUPONT BROTHERS- Indie-folk-rock siblings Zack and Sam Dupont feature intertwining brotherly harmonies, twin acoustic guitars and refreshingly original songwriting

Sunday, July 9 LUMINOUS CRUSH – Purveyors of dream pop, Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell’s quartet features sweet, soaring vocal harmonies

Sunday, July 23 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 6 THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS BAND - Contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet featuring banjo, mandolin and three-part harmonies  

Sunday, August 20 SIMBA - Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion


Twilight Music Info:, 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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