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,
| Friday, March 7 at 7:30 pm
THE SWEETBACK SISTERS and ELIXIR
Tickets: $16 Advance / $18 At the Door
Info: 802-254-9276, 802-387-0102
Advance tickets: www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Offerings Jewelry in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT
|Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present
an evening of swing, honky-tonk and fiddle music by The Sweetback Sisters
The Sweetback Sisters forge their own sound by delivering arrangements that combine the soul of classic ‘40s and ‘50s-era country music with an undeniably contemporary edge. The rollicking country, swing, honky-tonk and old-time music of Emily Miller (vocals, fiddle, guitar), Zara Bode (vocals, guitar), Stefan Amidon (drums, vocals), Jesse Milnes (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Ryan Hommel (electric guitar) and Peter Bitenc (acoustic bass) is as infectious as it is heartbreaking. Their charismatic charm harkens back to the golden era of both the silver screen cowgirl and the ersatz cowboy stars of local UHF TV kiddie shows. That whimsical exterior is wrapped around a core of deeply felt love for traditional country music styles and a palpable joy in playing and singing together.
Zara Bode and Emily Miller started singing together in the Montpelier, VT-based choir Northern Harmony. While performing an eclectic repertoire of shape-note hymns and eastern European harmonies, the two discovered a mutual love of good old American country music. They moved to Brooklyn, NY, reeled in an all-star cast of back-up musicians, and started playing in venues up and down the eastern United States. Although the band was born in Brooklyn, NY, its members hail from all over the eastern United States - Stefan Amidon of Brattleboro's Amidon Family and Assembly, two-time West Virginia state fiddle champion Jesse Milnes, Ryan Hommel from Seth Glier and Heather Maloney’s bands and Peter Bitenc of Heather & The Barbarians and several other cutting edge bands. The Sweetback Sisters were chosen as one of six finalists to play on A Prairie Home Companion as part of the program's 2007 People in Their Twenties talent contest.
Combining fiery fiddling, driving guitar, jaunty vocals and the rich texture and rhythmic excitement of a horn section, Elixir will perform an eclectic program of compelling music in this rare southern Vermont concert appearance. Drawing on fiddle repertoire from Quebec, Ireland and New England, classic songs from the swing and jug band eras and their own original compositions, Anna Patton (clarinet, vocals), Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Nils Fredland (trombone, vocals), Jesse Readlynn (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Owen Morrison (guitar, foot percussion) craft a unique sound. Elegant melodies evolve into raucous dixieland horn riffs; orchestral harmonies, playful improvisations and Motown, swing and flamenco-inspired rhythms weave in and out of traditional jigs and reels.
In recent years, Elixir has become one of the most exciting contra dance bands in the country, and the thrill of dance music is evident throughout their material. In concert, the band presents a wider selection of their repertoire, never losing the persistent groove and irresistible energy of the dance hall.
JD McCliment’s Pub will provide a beer and wine cash bar at the concert. For more information, visit www.thesweetbacksisters.com, www.elixirmusic.com, and www.www.nextstagearts.org.
4/18 PIERRE BENSUSAN - Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present French-Algerian acoustic guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan at Next Stage on Friday, April 18 at 7:30 pm. Voted "Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008" by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice, Pierre mixes world, classical, jazz and folk, making a single guitar sound like an entire band, and melding whistles and resonant low notes in his own scat vocal technique. "One of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today" – L.A. Times
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