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, August 22 at 7:30 pm.
TONY TRISCHKA BAND w/ HOT MUSTARD
Tickets: $20 Advance / $22 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

                                                                         Tony Trischka          

                                       HotMustard                          

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year Tony Trischka and his band, plus and double banjo bluegrass quartet Hot Mustard.  In a consistently adventurous musical career that spans nearly half a century, Tony Trischka has established himself as one of America’s foremost visionaries of the five-string banjo and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world.  Widely regarded as the most innovative banjoist of his generation, Tony’s dexterity and restless creative spirit have inspired generations of fans and acoustic musicians, including Bela Fleck – one of his early students. 

Tony’s influence in igniting the world of progressive acoustic music permanently altered the face of American roots music.  He has been a key figure in opening the banjo and acoustic music in general to wider influences, having shared the stage and studio with the likes of Steve Martin, David Grisman, John Denver, The Boston Pops, Jorma Kaukonen, Sam Bush, Chris Thile, Peter Rowan, Earl Scruggs and countless others.  He has appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman,” Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Mountain Stage," and is featured on the soundtrack of the film “Driving Miss Daisy’ and the theme song of the NPR show “Books on the Air.”  Tony embraces all manner of possibilities, while keeping one foot firmly planted in the traditional bluegrass roots that first inspired him to make music. 

Tony’s instrumental expertise and boundless imagination are as sharp as ever on his latest album "Great Big World."  One of the most ambitious and accomplished of the artist’s career, the album is a deeply compelling showcase for his expansive instrumental talents, far-ranging musical interests and distinctive songwriting skills.

“… the great banjo liberationist ...” - Tom Ashbrook (NPR “On Point”)                                 
“the godfather of what’s sometimes called new acoustic music” - New York Times
“One of the most impressive banjoists alive” – Billboard

 Tony’s band includes. Grant Gordy (guitar), who has played with David Grisman; Mike Barnett (fiddle), recently of the Deadly Gentlemen; and sought-after session musician and ensemble player, Ethan Jodziewicz (bass). 

Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival band competition winner Hot Mustard features hard-driving double banjos, close harmonies and old-time fiddle tunes, all hot and spicy.  The Vermont/New Hampshire-based quartet includes Bruce Stockwell (banjo, vocals), April Hobart (guitar, vocals), Bill Jubett (banjo, fiddle, vocals) and Kelly Stockwell (acoustic bass).  Bruce Stockwell is a member of newgrass/folk trio The Stockwell Brothers, and the winner of the 2005 Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest.

JD McCliment’s Pub will provide a beer and wine cash bar at the concert.  For more information, visit www.tonytrischka.com, www.hotmustardbluegrass.com and www.www.nextstagearts.org.






Sunday, August 24 at 6:00 pm
THE SNAZ
Tickets: Free
Information: 802-387-5772
Venue: The Putney Tavern lawn on Main Street in downtown Putney, VT

                                      The Snaz

Twilight Music concludes its 12th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts with The Snaz, an original, indie rock band featuring four Vermont teenagers.  The seventh and final concert of the 2014 series begins 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, Soundview Paper Company, Next Stage Arts Project, 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 Snaz is a young, original rock band featuring Dharma Ramirez (16, lead vocals and guitar), Mavis Eaton (16, keyboards and backup vocals), Zack James (14, drums) and Nina Singleton-Spencer (15, bass).  They have won “Battle of the Bands” competitions  in Brattleboro and Northampton.  Their prize for the Brattleboro event was recording time at the Guilford Sound studios, where they recorded an EP with the  help of Grammy nominated record producer Peter Solley.  That record produced the hit tune “Anna,” which was the #2 song on Northampton’s WRSI 93.9 “Top 93 songs of 2013” and is still played regularly on 93.9 The River.  The band was featured on VPR’s Vermont Edition radio program and the VPR 2013 Annual Music Show, and gained national attention as finalists in the NPR Studio 360 Battle of the High School Bands.


The 2014 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule is:

Sunday, June 1  SIMBA - Eight member funk and world Beat band with blazing horns and scorching percussion

Sunday, June 15  KAT WRIGHT & BRETT HUGHES – Americana music quartet featuring soaring vocal harmonies evoking timeless mountain traditions and bluesy soul 

Sunday, June 29  THE CHRIS KLEEMAN BAND - Hard driving, house rocking, in your face blues

Sunday, July 13  BEAUCOUP BLUE - Americana and acoustic blues music by the Philadelphia-based father and son team of David and Adrian Mowry  
 
Sunday, July 27  PLANET ZYDECO - High Energy accordion/guitar driven dance music of Louisiana

Sunday, August 10  THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS - Newgrass and contemporary folk music with brothers Bruce, Barry and Alan

Sunday, August 24  THE SNAZ – Original, indie rock band featuring four Vermont teenagers


Coming Soon:

10/26 SIERRA HULL & HIGHWAY 111 -  Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present International Bluegrass Music Association award-winning mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull and her Tennessee-based bluegrass quintet Highway 111 at Next Stage on Sunday, October 26 at 7:30 pm.  Sierra’s phenomenal mandolin playing, eloquent vocals and musical maturity well beyond her years have drawn comparisons to Alison Krauss.

 

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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