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, August 6 at 6:00 pm
TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN LAWN CONCERT SERIES – THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS BAND

Tickets: Free
Info: 802-387-5772
Venue: Putney Tavern lawn on Main Street in downtown Putney, VT
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Stockwell Brothers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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 contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet The Stockwell Brothers Band.  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. 
 
Bruce, Barry, Alan and Kelly Stockwell's music spans traditional and progressive styles, but their trademark acoustic sound features new singer/songwriter material recast with banjo, alternative rhythms and three-part harmonies.  They cover straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger picked acoustic guitar ballads, full tilt breakdowns and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with more unusual fare - Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, even neo-classical instrumentals.

Featuring 2005 Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest winner Bruce Stockwell, The Stockwell Brothers have performed alongside artists from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs to Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Jonathan Edwards and Asleep At The Wheel, recorded with Mike Auldridge and Phil Rosenthal of the bluegrass supergroup The Seldom Scene, and toured throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe.  As a trio, they have released two albums, Stobro and Leave My Dreams Alone.






Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 pm.
CHERYL WHEELER and WILLA MAMET & PAUL MILLER

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


                                                                 Cheryl Wheeler

                                                                              Willa and Paul

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary folk singer/songwriter and comedienne extraordinaire Cheryl Wheeler, plus Americana duo Willa Mamet and Paul Miller. 

It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the microphone.  There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene.  And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic.  As the poet and comic forces join, taking their separate turns and melding into the same artistic vision, Wheeler emerges as a delightful, gifted and openhearted performer.

Poet-Cheryl writes achingly honest songs of love and loss.  Contrasting the prosaic landscapes of her native small-town America with the hopelessly rootless life of the traveling performer, she touches the common chords with any who feel the tug between our busy, noisome times and the timeless longing for simplicity and silence.  Her deceptively plain-spun songs have been hits for such mainstream stars as Suzy Bogguss and Dan Seals, and have been recorded by the likes of Bette Midler, Maura O'Connell, Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Holly Near and Garth Brooks.  Comic-Cheryl comes on like Groucho-in-a-housecoat; a fiercely everyday woman with a barbed-wire tongue.  Shredding the mores of our gossipy, greedy, trend-obsessed culture, Wheeler always aims enough darts at herself to never seem sanctimonious.

Vermont and California-based Willa Mamet and Paul Miller play a mix of Americana, folk, country and grassy soul music.  Over the past 40 years, Paul has performed with with Coco and the Lonesome Road Band, Bluebird, Andy Shapiro, Breakaway and the Bluegrass Gospel Project.  Willa grew up making music with her family and community around Randolph, VT, and has been singing with Paul for nearly fifteen years.  Together they have won the Vermont Times Argus “Tammy” Award for Best New Album in both 2013 and 2015.

For more information, visit www.cherylwheeler.com, www.kitchen-table-music.com 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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