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, November 16 at 7:30 pm
JONATHAN EDWARDS w/ LISA MCCORMICK and THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS
Tickets: $22 Advance / $25 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Offerings Jewelry in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT

                                         JE

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present veteran folk/rock icon Jonathan Edwards plus singer/songwriter Lisa McCormick and newgrass/contemporary folk trio The Stockwell Brothers.  Southern Vermont-based Lisa and brothers Bruce, Barry and Alan have toured with Jonathan in the past, and will again add their voices, guitars, banjo, mandolin and bass to "Sunshine," Shanty" and a handful of his other hit songs. 

Since 1971, Jonathan Edwards has released fifteen albums, collaborated with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Cheryl Wheeler and The Seldom Scene, launched his own record label and shared the stage with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band and B.B. King to Jesse Colin Young and Don McLean.  He has also scored and starred in films and videos, including “Cruising America’s Waterways,” a pair of 13-week series produced by PBS, and “That’s What Our Life Is,” a documentary of his life and career.  Edwards is perhaps best known for his 1971 anthem “Sunshine,” a fierce proclamation of protest and independence that resonated with thousands and thousands of young men and women, made its way to the top five on the national charts and earned Jonathan a gold record.  Almost 40 years later, the song and Edwards’ pure and powerful tenor voice continue to be embraced by faithful followers and new fans alike.

"An Edwards performance is an unforgettable roller-coaster ride which combines his remarkable singing, storytelling, and wit" - Martha's Vineyard Times

Lisa McCormick is a mainstay of the indie singer/songwriter underground, where her strong, clear voice and smart, sexy lyrics have earned her a loyal following.  Her signature sultry vocals and sophisticated acoustic guitar arrangements are spiced with exotic World Music flavors including Latin, Middle Eastern, reggae and tango.  "...an absolute genius. She is funny, sexy, smart, literate, sardonic, witty, and sings with all the power of a rock diva.” - New England Performer Magazine

Featuring 2005 Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest winner Bruce Stockwell, newgrass and contemporary folk trio The Stockwell Brothers have performed alongside artists from Bill Monroe to Mary-Chapin Carpenter to 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.  “Tasty arrangements; brotherly harmonies, perfectly blended instruments and great songs.” – Music Revue

For more information, visit www.jonathanedwards.net, www.lisamccormick.com, www.stockwellbrothers.com and www.nextstagearts.org.








Friday, November 28 at 7:30 pm
CARAVAN OF THIEVES
Tickets:  $18 Advance / $20 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Offerings Jewelry in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT

                                           Caravan of Thieves  
                   
Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present acoustic swing and alt gypsy jazz quartet Caravan of Thieves.

For the past six years, Caravan of Thieves has roamed the North American continent recruiting a family of avid thrill seekers at their high energy shows.  Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories.  It’s theatrical and humorous.  It’s musical and intense.  It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs.

In the spring of 2008, vocal harmonizing, acoustic guitar spanking husband and wife songwriting duo Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni extended their family to include fiery violinist Ben Dean and double bass madman Brian Anderson, completing their colorful vision.  To accompany their debut full-length CD of dramatic and satirical tales, “Bouquet,” they built an interactive stage set of percussive junk, and the ragtag quartet took their newly animated show on the road.  They successfully connected folk, pop, rock and jazz audiences of all ages as they shared stages with world renowned artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dan Hicks, Nanci Griffith, The Decembrists, Ricky Skaggs, Tom Tom Club, Iron and Wine, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Tony Trischka, John Hammond, John Jorgenson and many others.

Caravan of Thieves released a live CD in 2010 to capture their continuously evolving show and the response and energy that they had been receiving from audiences far and wide.  “Mischief Night” highlights the first two years of their most outrageous and engaging on-stage antics, original composition favorites and a few selections from their list of unexpected cover song reconstructions.  In between their 2011 spring tour legs and stockpiling an ever-growing collection of sonic scrap metal, Fuzz, Carrie, Ben and Brian recorded their latest CD “The Funhouse,” a fan funded album that brings the band's gypsy swinging folk and cynical sense of humor to new heights.  They are currently on tour in support of their new single “Dead Wrong,” a song which channels pop bliss through their trademark lock-tight, turn-of-the-century, bang out a beat on anything that can take it approach.

“Caravan of Thieves pay equal homage to the gypsy jazz of Django, the sweet harmonies of The Beatles and the ‘30s punk of Squirrel Nut Zippers—all while creating a unique sound all their own.” - Relix Magazine

For more information, visit www.caravanofthieves.com and www.nextstagearts.org.





Sunday, December 21 at 7:30 pm
THE SWEETBACK SISTERS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS SINGALONG SPECTACULAR
Tickets:  $17 Advance / $20 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Offerings Jewelry in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT

                                                                       Sweetback Sisters

Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present country, swing, honky-tonk and old-time music sextet The Sweetback Sisters performing their annual Christmas concert.

Each December, Brooklyn's favorite country band tours the east coast and spreads the holiday cheer with The Sweetback Sisters' Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular.  This supremely fun and wildly popular show requires audience participation (lyric sheets are provided) and a love for all kinds of holiday music.  All the songs are presented with the Sweetback Sisters’ signature mix of harmony singing, rollicking telecaster and twin fiddling along with a healthy dose of holiday cheer.

Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode’s family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the 1950s and 60s, and reflect a deeply felt love for traditional country music styles and a palpable joy in playing and singing together.  The band takes its inspiration from the Davis Sisters and Louvin Brothers, as well as the spirited honky tonk energy of Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn.  The Sweetback Sisters were chosen as one of six finalists to play on “A Prairie Home Companion” as part of the program's 2007 People in Their Twenties talent contest.

The Sweetback Sisters started the Country Christmas Singalong in 2009 at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  The first year brought an intimate gathering of family and friends close to the stage with lyric sheets so that all could sing along.  It has since become a tradition, captured on the album “The Sweetback Sisters' Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular,” on which the band turns to the canon of Christmas and holiday songs, arranged in a youthful yet nostalgic way.  The CD begins with “Christmas Boogie” by the Davis Sisters. The song is a retelling of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with a 1950s boogie-woogie twist.  The up-tempo holiday favorite “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” opens with a ripping quote from “Bonanza,” followed by a blistering vocal duet from the girls leading to a chanted bridge from the boys.

The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular is an instant holiday hit, breathing new life into wintery favorites and bringing lesser-known songs into the holiday canon.  Every song will help warm your heart and get you in the Christmas spirit for many years to come.

"The Sweetback Sisters are the quintessential 'Prairie Home Companion' band, featuring fun, storytelling songs from the days of radio past." - Charleston Gazette

For more information, visit www.thesweetbacksisters.com and www.nextstagearts.org.



Coming Soon:

1/10/15  ANTJE DUVEKOT w/ HANNAH HOFFMAN and HAYLEY REARDON - Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present a triple bill of contemporary folk singer/songwriters.  Antje is a “terrific writer and singer, with the instincts to do things right, over and over and over” - Rolling Stone.

1/24/15 DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present a Venice, California-based roots collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s.  "Best Live Band in LA" - LA Weekly

 

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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