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, October 7 at 7:30 pm
RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM
Tickets: $20 Advance / $24 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

    Rani Arbo
 
     
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Americana/folk quartet Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem.  Blurring the boundaries of American roots music, the New England based band covers everything from bluegrass barnstormers to sultry swing, from old-time gospel to bluesy folk-rock - all infused with their signature lush vocals, supple grooves, and most of all, joyous and generous spirit.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem bring fiddle, guitar, bass and junk percussion to bear on 100 years of American music, from Appalachian ballads to Brue Springsteen covers, songs by contemporary writers, and their own incisive originals.  Their sound is “tight, with stylish, unexpected choices” (Acoustic Guitar), a mix of New Orleans grooves, old-time gospel harmonies, bluesy swing fiddle, and fiery electric and acoustic guitars.  Rani Arbo, Andrew Kinsey, Scott Kessel and Anand Nayak take turns singing lead, with Arbo’s incandescent alto at the helm.  Together, they plumb the human condition with an infectious joie de vivre. “Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem dig deep into their collective souls, finding joy in the moment, peace in the harmonies, and rapture in the rhythmic drive.” (The Hartford Courant).

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem have five albums on Signature Sounds; their latest, Violets Are Blue (2015), is an eclectic bouquet of love songs infused with poetry and groove. Some Bright Morning (2012) and Big Old Life (2007) are the foundation for the band's “American Spiritual” program, full of songs that uplift, connect, and carry the human spirit. Ranky Tanky (2010), won a Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Award, and is at the core of the band's school and family performances.

“Some of the most soul-lifting songs you’ll hear in your life... pure magic happens when these four musicians play together”  (No Depression)
“One of America's most inventive string bands”  (The Boston Herald )
 
For more information, visit www.raniarbo.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.






Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 pm
THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS
Tickets: $20 Advance / $24 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

                                                      Slambovians

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.  The quartet taps a broad palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems.  Dancing freely between all existing religious and philosophical mythologies, featuring an exotic instrumental arsenal in addition to standard rock regalia, the music is uplifting, empowering and a lot of fun.

The Grand Slambovians are Joziah Longo (lead vocals, guitars, harmonica), Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, uke, theremin, melodica), Sharkey McEwen (guitars, mandolin, backing vocals) and Eric Puente (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, Sharkey and Eric 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 and strong original 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).

“Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana.” – MAVERICK, UK
“Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism… they take the stage by storm!” – The NY Times

For more information, visit www.slambovia.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org. 






Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
DAROL ANGER, TONY TRISCHKA & EMY PHELPS HOLIDAY SHOW
Tickets: $20 Advance / $24 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

                    Darol and Tony

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Darol Anger’s 5th Annual Keepin' It In The Fam Holiday Show.  In addition to fiddler Darol Anger, the concert features banjoist Tony Trischka, singer/songwriter Emy Phelps, cellist/fiddler Tristan Clarridge, bassist Ethan Jodziewicz and guitarist Grant Gordy.

To celebrate the holidays, Darol Anger and Emy Phelps have gathered some of the country's best string musicians for an evening of mythical, magical, musical mayhem.  The multigenerational musical experience focuses on the spirit of midwinter and the turning of the year.  Anger has a long history of organizing holiday shows, from Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concerts through Newgrange to Yulegrass, and his old friend and musical colleague, banjo genius Tony Trischka, will be on board as this year’s very special guest.  Multi-award-winning fiddler/Crooked Still cellist Tristan Clarridge, bassist/Edgar Meyer protege Ethan Jodziewicz and guitar wizard Grant Gordy round out the band.

Darol Anger is a legendary fiddle guru, unique in his vast range and depth, who has spent over four decades reinventing American string music to encompass his explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and musical traditions from around the world.  The groups that he founded or co-founded include the David Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss, The Montreux Band, the Furies, and the Republic of Strings ensemble.  He can be heard every week on the musical background to NPR's Car Talk.  He has recorded dozens of influential recordings and toured internationally since 1976.

Tony Trischka is considered to be the consummate banjo artist and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world.  For more than 45 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians with the many voices that he has brought to the instrument.  Tony is not only considered amongst the most innovative of banjo players, he is one of its most respected and sought after instructors, creating fifteen instructional books as well as a series of DVDs.

For more information, visit www.darolanger.com, www.tonytrischka.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org. 



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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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