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, May 27 at 7:30 pm.
YANN FALQUET & PASCAL GEMME and KEITH MURPHY
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

                                                                   Falquet and Gemme

                                                                   Keith Murphy

Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present Quebecois duo Yann Falquet & Pascal Gemme, plus Newfoundland/New England solo balladeer Keith Murphy, for an evening of traditional songs in French and English as well as highly crafted traditional fiddle music.  

The pairing of Yann Falquet & Pascal Gemme with Keith Murphy offers a rare breadth of musical ground, from Keith's beautifully spare solo songs with elegant guitar accompaniment to the breathtaking level of musical interplay between Yann and Pascal.  This twin bill also offers a unique and long awaited chance for these three musicians to explore some musical collaborations based on their shared passion for the music of Quebec.

Yann Falquet & Pascal Gemme started their musical journey 20 years ago, busking on the streets of Montréal.  They have since played over a thousand shows in twenty countries with the Quebecois trio “Genticorum,” and they now return as a duo to present an intimate show based on the close musical bond forged by years of touring together.  Yann and Pascal are both master entertainers, and this format provides plenty of space for their musical personalities to shine. 

Pascal’s fiddling, Yann’s guitar accompaniment, and the duo's vast repertoire of traditional songs and tunes are all presented with elegance and effortless musicianship.  With a college degree in jazz and an interest in many musical styles, Yann has developed a personal guitar style for Québec folk music that is inspired by the playing of musical accompanists from Brittany, Scandinavia, Ireland and North America.  Known as much for his original compositions as his fine interpretation of traditional tunes, Pascal is a leading light in Quebec’s traditional music scene, as a performer, teacher, music producer, studio musician and festival artistic director.

Over the years, Keith Murphy has shaped the sound of a dozen musical collaborations, from the ground breaking trio “Nightingale,” the Boston based fiddle extravaganza “Childsplay” and his work with master singer Tony Barrand to his forceful presence in several dance bands.  Keith’s voice has often helped define those sounds.  In his solo project, he focuses on a rich  mix of songs and ballads from his native Newfoundland as well as New England, his adopted home these last 20 years.  In particular, Keith has revisited some of the most well known, classic Newfoundland folk songs - songs he grew up with and now reinterprets after years of musical traveling.  He creates a rich palette of textures using multiple open tunings and rhythmic ideas on the guitar, while also bringing in influences from French Canada which have long been part of his musical profile.

An accomplished composer and arranger in the realm of traditional music, theater and film, Keith is a faculty member of the Brattleboro Music Center and the founder and artistic director of the BMC’s Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival in Brattleboro, VT.  His 2005 album “Bound for Canaan” showcased his refined sense of balance between innovation and tradition, while his most recent CD “Suffer No Loss” is a beautifully spare recording in the style of early classic recordings of the traditional English and Celtic music revival.

For more information, visit www.falquetgemme.com, www.blackislemusic.com and www.nextstagearts.org.





Sunday, May 29 at 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 14th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, May 29 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 21.  All concerts begin 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, 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.  For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit www.twilightmusic.org.
 
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 B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Chris Smither and Susan Tedeschi, and has 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

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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