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.


 

Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 pm
WINTERPILLS and ANTJE DUVEKOT
Tickets: $18 Advance / $22 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


     Winterpills


  Antje
     

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present indie/folk/chamber-pop quintet Winterpills, plus contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot. 

One of the most exciting bands to emerge from Northampton, MA in recent years, Winterpills plays haunting, delicate, dynamic music with shimmering melodies and aching lyrics.  Critically praised as a mirror of sorrows and a beacon of hope, the music of Winterpills - true to the band’s name - is medicine for weary hearts.  Philip Price (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Flora Reed (vocals, keyboards), Dennis Crommett (vocals, guitar), Max Germer (bass) and Dave Hower (drums, shaken things) maintain their signature chamber-pop ambience while exploring new ground sonically and lyrically - dense rockers balanced by quiet hymns with an overall diversity in instruments and textures.  All of this backs the wandering words of songwriter Philip Price.  A performer with a background in ‘90s powerpop (The Maggies) as well as solo-acoustic songwriting, Price formed Winterpills with Reed, Crommett and Hower in 2004, crafting a neat balance of heartrending lyrics, dreamy pop and hushed guy-girl vocal harmonies. 

Winterpills’ music has been used in numerous television shows including the hit ABC show “Grey’s Anatomy” and the U.K. series “Skins.”  MOJO magazine included their CD “All My Lovely Goners” in its 2012 top 10 Americana list.  In 2016, Winterpills released its seventh album “Love Songs” and reissued its self-titled debut album on vinyl to mark ten years together as a band. “I don’t know why Winterpills aren’t one of the most cherished pop bands in the world: Their songs are dazzling” - Rolling Stone

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.  Antje's fourth studio release, 2016’s "Toward the Thunder," centers around themes of courage, resilience and striving for something better, and as with most of her writing, a sense of hope and perseverance shines through the songs.  "Antje Duvekot's provocative, dark-eyed ballads are becoming the talk of the folk world." - The Boston Globe

For more information, visit www.winterpills.com, www.antjeduvekot.com and www.nextstagearts.org.




Friday, February 3 at 7:30 pm
DUNHAM SHOE FACTORY and CECILIA ZABALA
Tickets: $18 Advance / $22 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

 

                                                     Dunham Shoe Factory


                                                 Zabala Powell


Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of world music featuring contemporary acoustic ensemble Dunham Shoe Factory (Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach and Dave Haughey), plus Argentine guitarist, singer and composer Cecilia Zabala with Brazilian pianist Philippe Baden Powell. 

Dunham Shoe Factory​ plays original compositions influenced by world traditions.  Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion and cello, their music draws from a myriad of styles including Brazilian, Egyptian, Jazz, Turkish, Classical and Indian music.  The result is a musical experience ​that is exuberant and soulful. 

​Currently based in New England​, Patton, Ritchey, Roach and Haughey have performed in a variety of settings locally, nationally and internationally over the past 25 years.  Coming together as Dunham Shoe Factory in 2016, the group created a unique sound by weaving the threads of common experience that exist between the players.  Two of them hold masters degrees in music performance, two of them have studied traditional Arabic and Turkish music, two of them have performed with the Paul Winter Consort, and all of them have spent time improvising in a variety of settings.

Cecilia Zabala and Philippe Baden Powell’s duo project “"Fronteras" fuses Zabala’s folk-inspired songwriting with Powell’s música popular brasileira (MPB) sensibility.  The pair first met in 1995 in Brazil, where Zabala was studying MPB and Powell was performing with his father, the Brazilian guitar player and composer Baden Powell.  Since releasing their first album in Argentina in 2015, the duo has performed throughout Europe, and now comes to the US for a January-February, 2017 tour.

For more information, visit​ www.dunhamshoefactory.com​, www.ceciliazabala.com.ar and www.nextstagearts.org. 



Coming Soon:
stay tuned!

 

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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