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, May 31at 6:00 pm
TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN LAWN CONCERT SERIES - THE CHRIS KLEEMAN BAND
Tickets: Free
Info: 802-387-5772
Venue: Putney Tavern lawn on Main Street in downtown Putney, VT

                                                                         Chris Kleeman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Twilight Music begins its 13th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, May 31 with with an evening of hard driving, house rocking, in your face blues by The Chris Kleeman Band.  The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 23.  All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at The Putney Community Center at 10 Christian Square in case of rain.  The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, 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 Chris Kleeman Band is "Vermont's best kept blues secret."  From his first record produced by B.B. King and his 2002 appearance with Mr. King at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Kleeman has kept the blues alive and well.  Chris' blues are multi-spectral, rolling from stinging slide guitar to deft rag-time; from the southern styles of Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell all the way up that big river to the blues of Chicago and Muddy Waters and Elmore James, with the Piedmont Blues of people like Blind Boy Fuller and Brownie McGhee thrown in. While blues-based, his trio also incorporates high-powered instrumentals along with influences from many genres.

An artist of high energy and gritty musical performance, Kleeman has shared the stage with the likes of as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Chris Smither, Susan Tedeschi and many others.  He has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and released six CDs.

“This guy is marvelous”, “Bad-ass guitar!” - B. B. King
“An Acoustic Genius! Vermont’s Blues Guitar Wizard…” - The Message, Chester VT

The 2015 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule is:

Sunday, May 31  THE CHRIS KLEEMAN BAND - Hard driving, house rocking, in your face blues

Sunday, June 14  THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS - Contemporary bluegrass and folk music brothers Bruce, Barry and Alan

Sunday, June 28  THE WILL PATTON ENSEMBLE – Spirited, mandolin-based, acoustic world music drawn from gypsy jazz and Brazilian choro styles

Sunday, July 12  THE MIKE + RUTHY BAND - Americana hoedowns, sassy blues, Motown soul, old-timey harmonies, rock-n-roll energy and inspired songwriting.   

Sunday, July 26  CANTRIP – High energy Scottish music bagpipes/fiddle/guitar trio

Sunday, August 9  SIMBA - Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion

Sunday, August 23  SLIPPERY SNEAKERS - High energy, traditional and contemporary Cajun/zydeco roots music  






Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 pm
THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT
Tickets: $16 Advance / $18 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Offerings Jewelry in Putney
Venue: Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery at 139 Main Street in downtown Brattleboro, VT


                    The Barefoot Movement                                                                                                              
                                                                                     
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Nashville-based, Telluride Bluegrass Festival award-winning, bluegrass and Americana quartet The Barefoot Movement.  

Heartfelt, energetic and down home, The Barefoot Movement is "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene" (CMT Edge).  Their down to earth music ranges from poignant ballads to rip-roaring barn-burners, and takes audiences back to a simpler place and time, inviting  listeners to sit back, relax, take their shoes off and stay a while.  In the five years since The Barefoot Movement took off their shoes and took to the stage, they have enjoyed almost non-stop touring, from crisscrossing the US to a trip to Burkina Faso, Africa, where they were guests of the American Embassy.  They have appeared in Country Weekly Magazine, on CMT Edge, Music City Roots and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, and have released three CDs.

The "movement" can be traced back to the teen years of singer-songwriter and fiddler Noah Wall of Oxford, NC. Just as she had begun penning her first compositions, she met mandolinist Tommy Norris during their senior year of high school.  Convinced of their musical chemistry and driven by mutual ambition, they continued to build the band from the ground up throughout their college careers.  While enrolled in East Tennessee State’s Bluegrass, Old-time and Country Music Program, Noah met fellow student and upright bassist Hasee Ciaccio.  With the addition of guitarist and singer Alex Conerly, the lineup was complete with all the trademark elements of Barefoot sound - lush harmonies, dazzling instrumental work and memorable melodies.
 
For more information, visit www.barefoot-movement.com, www.hookerdunham.org 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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