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, July 23 at 6:00 pm
TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN LAWN CONCERT SERIES – THE GASLIGHT TINKERS

Tickets: Free
Info: 802-387-5772
Venue: Putney Tavern lawn on Main Street in downtown Putney, VT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gaslight Tinkers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Twilight Music continues its 15th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk-rock, world beat, rock, pop, Celtic, blues and bluegrass summer concerts with The Gaslight Tinkers.  The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 20.  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, Green Mountain Well, 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 Gaslight Tinkers' blend of African, Caribbean, funk, reggae and Latin rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional roots, New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song.   Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Jopey Fitzpatrick (drums), Garrett Sawyer (bass) and Peter Siegel (guitar) create the genre-bending future of the music of the past.

Since its formation in 2012, the band has lit up the East Coast, the West Coast, and the Caribbean, headlining clubs, dances, and major festivals.  In April, 2016, the Tinkers toured Trinidad, appearing on national TV as a genre bending calypso band, widening the perception of Caribbean music.  Most recently, here in the US, The Gaslight Tinkers have graced the stages at the Green River, Old Songs, Falcon Ridge and Wormtown festivals and The Iron Horse, The Parlor Room and Caffe Lena concert venues.
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Friday, July 28 at 7:30 pm.
THE SEAMUS EGAN PROJECT
Tickets: $22 Advance / $25 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

                                                                       Seamus Egan

Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present The Seamus Egan Project, featuring the founding member of the seminal Irish-American band Solas.  Beginning with tunes from his groundbreaking 1996 album “When Juniper Sleeps,” which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, through music from his 20-year career with that iconic band, and adding some brand new tunes, Seamus, with a band of friends and musical guests, will continue to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition and beyond.

From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his solo work with Shanachie Records, to his founding of Celtic powerhouse band Solas, to his current work as one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition, Egan has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today.  As a multi-instrumentalist, he’s put his mark on the sound of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle and low whistle.  As a composer, he was behind the soundtrack for the award-winning film “The Brothers McMullen,” co-wrote Sarah McLachlan’s breakout hit “Weep Not for the Memories” and has scored numerous documentaries and indie films.  As a bandleader, he has helped make Solas the pre-eminent Irish-American band of its generation for the past 20 years, continuously renewing Irish music with fresh ideas, including a
collaboration with Rhiannon Giddens on the 2013 album “Shamrock City.”

The Seamus Egan Project introduces fans to the entirety of Seamus’ immense and influential catalog of music, as well as to new music that he’s never recorded or performed live.  Revisiting his music with Solas, and focusing on his three solo albums released before Solas, Seamus looks back to that initial burst of creativity that followed the breathtaking four All-Ireland Championships he won on four different instruments by the young age of 14, and his turns as a star soloist in his later teens with Mick Moloney’s The Green Fields of America.  Growing up under the wing of powerful elder musicians, Egan has always paid homage to his roots, but he’s thought of these roots less as a heritage and more as a universal language to be shared.  From the start, he has explored the further reaches of the Irish tradition, blazing his way at spectacular speed through Irish reels, but also bringing in rich compositions and arrangements, and crafting soundscapes to enrich the melodies.

Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar.  For more information, visit www.myriadartists.com/seamusegan and www.nextstagearts.org.


Coming Soon:

stay tuned!

The 2017 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule is:

Sunday, May 28 SUNNY LOWDOWN & THE ICE CREAM MEN - Raw and rhythmic blues quartet featuring Sunny on acoustic and electric guitars and vocals

Sunday, June 11 NOMAD VS. SETTLER - 100% local, original indie rock with a side of jazzy funk from some of the area's brightest young stars

Sunday, June 25 THE DUPONT BROTHERS- Indie-folk-rock siblings Zack and Sam Dupont feature intertwining brotherly harmonies, twin acoustic guitars and refreshingly original songwriting

Sunday, July 9 LUMINOUS CRUSH – Purveyors of dream pop, Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell’s quartet features sweet, soaring vocal harmonies

Sunday, July 23 THE GASLIGHT TINKERS – A joyously danceable blend of global rhythms around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music

Sunday, August 6 THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS BAND - Contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet featuring banjo, mandolin and three-part harmonies  

Sunday, August 20 SIMBA - Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion


 

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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