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Little Toby Walker Benefit Concert for Twilight Music at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery

Twilight Music and Vintage Parlor Guitars present internationally acclaimed, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Toby Walker at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Saturday, August 24 at 7:00 pm. All proceeds from the show will go to support Twilight Music concerts in Brattleboro and Putney, VT. Guitarist Steve Chipman of Chester, VT-based Vintage Parlor Guitars and acoustic bassist Thom Huntington will open the concert.

Toby Walker mixes blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz in his own unique guitar style. He has been featured in the New York Times, the London Sunday Times, the London BBC and Sirius-XM radio, has won the International Blues Challenge Award given out by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN and has toured the US, England, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane says "Flat out... you have to hear this great musician... I'm blown away.”

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48th Labor Day Weekend Festival at Organ Barn

Guilford, Vt. - Friends of Music at Guilford’s 48th annual Labor Day Weekend Festival presents French organ music in an intimate rural barn and orchestral works by composers from five countries on the expansive lawn just outside.

The Festival opens on Saturday evening, August 31, at 7:30 with "Vive la France!" on the Guilford Tracker Organ. Clark Anderson, who has performed recitals of solo and ensemble works by English and German composers on this instrument, has chosen a program of solo works by French composers from Pérotin le Grand (1180-1236) to Jean Langlais (1907-1991), including Couperin, Raison, Daquin, Boëly, Vierne, Gounod, and the ever-intriguing Anonymous.

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On The Island Bonga Bonga the War That Never Was. By Namaya at Kidsplayce

new children 's cd "on the Island of Binga Bonga the war that never was" by tio namaya will be performed at the Kidsplayce 20 elliot street
wednesday at 2pm. admission is free. sponsored by the www.b4peacd.net and grace cares.

cd samples can be heard at www.namayaproductins.com and at www.vermontartpoetry.com

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Call for Guilford Chamber Singers' Holiday Concert

Guilford, Vt. - Rehearsals begin in mid-September for Friends of Music at Guilford's 41st Annual Christmas at Christ Church program in Guilford, to be performed on December 13 & 15. A few additional voices are sought to fill out the choral ranks; membership in Friends of Music is not required.

Tom Baehr, who is embarking on a second season as director of the Guilford Chamber Singers, has selected repertoire celebrating The Baby. The program title is "Brightest and Best," from Jean Ritchie's family carol. The music is again a cappella, possibly doubling some voices with instruments where appropriate.

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Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Presents Occidental Gypsy on Sunday, August 11

Twilight Music continues its 11th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, August 11 with Berklee College of Music-trained, acoustic Gypsy jazz/swing/pop quintet Occidental Gypsy. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25. All concerts begin at 5:30 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, Putney Food Co-Op, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Inn, Next Stage Arts Project, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations.

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Vermont Jazz Center presents its 38th Annual Faculty and Student Summer Workshop Concerts

Vermont Jazz Center’s 38th Summer Jazz Workshop and Concerts

For 38 years, the Vermont Jazz Center has presented its summer jazz workshop, encouraging students from down the street and around the world to hone their improvisational and musicianship skills while enjoying respite in a beautiful, country setting. The VJC’s summer workshop crystallized and attained non-profit status in 1974 when founding director, Attila Zoller officially organized the informal gatherings of guitarists he held at his home in Newfane. To this day, the VJC honors Zoller’s spirit and attention to quality, retaining many of the faculty who played alongside him. There exists a natural, intergenerational balance where participants of all ages learn from each other, gleaning from both the wisdom of jazz’s “old school” and the pedagogical advancements put forth in today’s developed system of jazz education.

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At Brattleboro Farmers Market: Zora Quartet Plays Bosnian Music; Free Plant Walk

Saturday, August 3rd, the Brattleboro Farmers' Market hosts free live music by the Zora Quartet, playing Bosnian music from 11am to 1pm. Also at market this week, local herbalist Heidy Adams leads a free educational wild and medicinal plant walk. Participants are asked to meet at 11am at the center kiosk of the market and will walk the market grounds.

The height of summer bounty is rolling in from local farms and growers! Tree-ripened peaches, blueberries and raspberries, juicy tomatoes and the first corn on the cob is available, along with fresh veggies of all shapes and sizes. Globe-spanning cuisine and gorgeous crafts are available at the market; there's something for everyone! Picnic spots and children's play area are open for enjoyment.

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Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Presents Simba on Sunday, July 28

Twilight Music continues its 11th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, July 28 with southern Vermont based funk and world beat band Simba. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25. All concerts begin at 5:30 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, Putney Food Co-Op, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Inn, Next Stage Arts Project, 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.

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Young Ireland at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery July 28

Irish-American folk music duo Young Ireland presents a musical celebration of Irish history and tradition at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Sunday, July 28 at 7:00 pm. All ages are welcome to share this evening of inspiring, original songs and storytelling. Partial proceeds from the concert benefit Brattleboro Area Hospice.

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World-Gypsy Fusion Concert with Marissa Licata

Honduran violinist Marissa Licata will perform with her World-Gypsy Fusion ensemble at the Hooker-Dunham Theater on Monday, July 29 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door – cash or checks only.

Featuring Licata and Ethan Wood on double violins, the performance will draw on influences from all over the world including EasternEuropean, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Americana. They are joined by Jim Guttmann on bass and Sergio Martinez on percussion.

The concert is presented by Cox Violins to coincide with the one-man show of Doug Cox’s work at David Walter’s Master Craft Gallery. Licata plays on a Cox instrument modeled after one belonging to her teacher, the late Eric Rosenblith of New England Conservatory.

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HIT IT! Percussion Camp Starting Next Week!

Ages 13-18

“Hit It” percussion camp uses a two-pronged approach to help student percussionists develop the combination of performance and listening skills necessary to be successful.

One of the camp’s focuses is on “classical” percussion instruments such as timpani, snare drum, marimba, cymbals, tambourine and triangle – instruments on which percussionists need proficiency in most school music programs.  An equal focus will be placed on gaining skills and understanding on Cuban, Brazilian and African percussion instruments such as congas, bongos, cowbells, shekere, timbales and incorporating them into polyrhythmic patterns characteristic of traditional music’s of those countries.

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HIT IT! Percussion Camp Starting Next Week!

“Hit It” percussion camp, for drummers ages 13-18, uses a two-pronged approach to help student percussionists develop the combination of performance and listening skills necessary to be successful.

One of the camp’s focuses is on “classical” percussion instruments such as timpani, snare drum, marimba, cymbals, tambourine and triangle – instruments on which percussionists need proficiency in most school music programs. An equal focus will be placed on gaining skills and understanding on Cuban, Brazilian and African percussion instruments such as congas, bongos, cowbells, shekere, timbales and incorporating them into polyrhythmic patterns characteristic of traditional music’s of those countries.

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Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents Darlingside on Sunday, July 14

Twilight Music continues its 11th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, July 14 with rock/folk/classical quintet Darlingside. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25. All concerts begin at 5:30 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, Putney Food Co-Op, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Inn, Next Stage Arts Project, 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.

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A Musical Celebration of Irish History and Tradition Featuring Young Ireland

Brattleboro, VT 7/1/2013 – Irish-American folk music duo Young Ireland presents an evening of inspiring, original songs and storytelling at 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Hooker-Dunham Theatre (139 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT). All ages are welcome. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance online at Brown Paper Tickets as well as at the door. (www.yibrattleboro.bpt.me, no service charge for online purchases). Proceeds in-part to benefit Brattleboro Area Hospice.

Young Ireland is a newcomer to the Irish music scene, based in San Luis Obispo, California. “Authentic!” hails Glen Starkey of the New Times, SLO. Diane Byrnes, veteran Irish radio host (“Echoes of Erin” Pittsburgh, PA) says “Huge success is just over the horizon for ‘Young Ireland’ and for those who love Irish music, ’Young Ireland’ is a testament to the strength and musicality of the ‘song’.”

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Rock the Latchis - Benefit Concert

The time has come to give the main theatre a big send off and we are going to do it up right, with a showcase of local musical talent never before seen on our stage!

We're talking about Rock the Latchis! presenting four of the area's top bands the day before the main theatre closes for renovations.

Yes, the last day is reserved for hot music and dancing in the aisles.

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Weekend Concert(s) - Cream/Traffic/Blind Faith

" Cream were a 1960's British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. Their sound was characterized by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock, combining the psychedelic-themed lyrics, Eric Clapton's blues guitar playing and vocals,  Jack Bruce's voice and prominent bass playing and Ginger Baker's jazz influenced drumming." from Wikipedia

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Electric Fence in Saxtons River

Electric Fence returns to Pleasant Valley Brewing in Saxtons River, Friday night, June 28. Music starts at 8 p.m. Our good friend Alan Metcalfe will join us to blow some sweet harp. Electric Fence is Steve Carmichael, Howard Weiss-Tisman, Jonny Sheehan and Jeremy Holch. Music is free. Pleasant Valley is a great pub so come on up.

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Antje Duvekot w/ Lizzy Mandell at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Friday, June 28

Twilight Music presents award-winning contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Friday, June 28 at 7:30 pm. Vermont-based singer/songwriter Lizzy Mandell opens the show.

Antje Duvekot is a German-born, American-raised singer/songwriter whose songs have been critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism and street-smart romanticism. Her bicultural upbringing and relative newness to English have helped shape her unique way with a song, giving her a startlingly original poetic palette.

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Deacon Blues - A Musical Reminiscence

Sitting on my back porch, head still addled from this late season flu, I listen as the last chords of “Deacon Blues” fade away and permit myself a sardonic smile.  

“They got a name for the winners —
I want a name when I lose...”

I am listening to Aja, Steely Dan’s mid 70s masterpiece, seven perfectly executed songs that manage to touch your soul while still exhibiting every iota of the “slick production” for which so many of us derided it when it came out.  But then as now, I ask myself, how can anyone resist the crystalline chords of “Aja” or Wayne Shorter’s heartrending sax solo... Of course, I’m biased.  Not only was I a huge Dan fan from Can’t Buy A Thrill on, but by the early 80s, I had the perfect system to play them on.  

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Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents The Stockwell Brothers

Twilight Music continues its 11th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, June 16 with newgrass and contemporary folk trio The Stockwell Brothers.  The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25. All concerts begin at 5:30 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, Putney Food Co-Op, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Inn, Next Stage Arts Project, 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.

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