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, June 26 at 6:00 pm
TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN LAWN CONCERT SERIESBRETT HUGHES & FRIENDS
Tickets: Free
Info: 802-387-5772
Venue: Putney Tavern lawn on Main Street in downtown Putney, VT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Brett Hughes                                              
Twilight Music continues 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, June 26 with Burlington-based, Americana band Brett Hughes & Friends.  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, Green Mountain Well, 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.

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Brett Hughes, fiddler Caleb Elder and bassist Pat Melvin feature soaring vocal harmonies evoking timeless mountain traditions and bluesy soul.  Brett has been an integral part of the Burlington, VT music scene for decades, performing with bands such as Decentz, Chrome Cowboys,
Monoprix and viperHouse, touring with Shannon McNally, Mike Gordon and Ramble Dove and recording with Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello.  He is also a recording engineer and producer, and has hosted the weekly Americana showcase Honky Tonk Tuesday at Burlington's Radio Bean for the last ten years.





Friday, July 8 at 7:30 pm.
MICHAEL JOHNSON w/ LAURA MOLINELLI and BEN CAMPBELL
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

                                                          MichaelJohnson  

                                            Molinelli      
                                
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present singer, songwriter and guitarist Michael Johnson, plus the Vermont-based Americana duo Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell. 

Michael Johnson began playing guitar at age thirteen, and over the next ten years, he won an international talent contest, recorded for Epic Records, studied classical guitar with Graciano Tarrago at Liceo Conservatory in Barcelona, Spain and joined the Chad Mitchell Trio for a year, spending some of that time co-writing with fellow band member John Denver.  After a short stint as an off-Broadway actor, he released his first album “There Is A Breeze,” produced by Peter Yarrow and Phil Ramone on Atlantic Records in 1971.  His subsequent record “The Michael Johnson Album” yielded his first two national hits - "Bluer Than Blue,” which went straight to Number 1 on the Pop and Adult Contemporary charts and was nominated for a Grammy, and "Almost Like Being in Love," which went to Number 1 on the R&B charts.  Hits such as “This Night Won’t Last Forever,” “I Will Whisper Her Name,” “Give Me Wings,” “That’s That" and "The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder" followed – four #1 hits and a total of 9 Top 10 hits on the pop and country charts in his career.

Always most at home on stage with just an acoustic guitar, Michael has toured worldwide mostly as a solo performer, often sharing the bill with the likes of Wynonna and Clint Black.  He has appeared on both the CMA Awards and the ACM Awards and on numerous television shows including Nashville Now, Music City Tonight and Austin City Limits, and has recorded songs for movies and television specials.  His music shows  diversity, depth and heart that only comes from years of dedication to a labor of love.  What one remembers of Michael is the texture of his voice, the meaning of the lyric and the music of the guitar - singer, song and sound.  And the feeling of being at home with a friend.

“A dazzling guitarist and wonderfully expressive singer.  No two shows are alike.” – Billboard Magazine

Singer/songwriter Laura Molinelli has released five albums, and has shared the stage with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Dar Williams, John Gorka, The Band and NRBQ.  The Rutland Herald notes that she “writes with intense imagery and emotion” and The Brattleboro Reformer adds that her voice is “sweet and rich as it resonates with that plaintive sound of bluegrass singers.”   Multi-instrumentalist Ben Campbell toured for two years with Circus Smirkus as a member of the House Band and has collaborated with many notable Vermont musicians and groups, including Anais Mitchell.  The Burlington, VT newspaper Seven Days calls him "a
sublimely gifted, insatiably curious and wildly multifaceted artist."  Molinelli and Campbell are both members of the southern Vermont-based bluegrass band The Bondville Boys. They also front the up and coming dream pop band  Luminous Crush whose first album will be released in September of this year.

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



Coming Soon:

8/5/16  TEN STRINGS AND A GOATSKIN w/ HAYLEY REARDON - Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present a young, bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio from Prince Edward Island, Canada that plays Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms.  Boston-based contemporary folk singer/songwriter Hayley Reardon opens the show.


The 2016 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule is:

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

Sunday, June 12  CADILLAC ENVY - Retro influenced quartet with roots in 1950's rockabilly, early rock & roll and rhythm & blues

Sunday, June 26  BRETT HUGHES & FRIENDS - Americana music featuring soaring vocal harmonies evoking timeless mountain traditions and bluesy soul

Sunday, July 10  THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS BAND - Contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet featuring banjo, mandolin and three-part harmonies   

Sunday, July 24  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 7  SIMBA - Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion

Sunday, August 21  PLANET ZYDECO - High energy accordion and guitar driven dance music of Louisiana  

 

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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