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Banjo Dan's Bluegrass Revue

Friday, June 9, 7:30pm

Location: Haskell Opera House
Derby Line, VT / Stanstead, QC

Tickets: All seats $20

New England’s top bluegrass show returns to the Haskell Opera House on Friday, June 9 at 7:30 PM. Since 2013 a top draw at this fabled theatre straddling the US/Canada border at Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec, the show has moved to an early summer slot for the first time. Bluegrass fans on both sides of the line are invited to kick off a summer of great music with New England bluegrass at its best.

The Revue once again combines the talents of two of the best in the business. Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing has emerged as the top bluegrass band in the Northeast. Led by award-winning songwriter Bob Amos, this band has it all. The vocal mix, featuring Bob and Sarah Amos, runs the gamut from hard-edged to bluesy, dynamic to soulful. The instrumental work on banjo, fiddle and mandolin is brilliant. The band’s last two CDs have gained several “best of” rewards and their stage show never fails to excite audiences wherever they play.

The Sky Blue Boys – Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner – carry on in the tradition of the legendary Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys, who first brought bluegrass to the Haskell in 2000 and enjoyed a huge following around the Northeast for four decades. Augmented this year by the stellar Carrie Cook on bass, they offer up a fascinating mix of traditional and original songs, capturing the spirit of the pioneers who put this stirring American music on the map in the middle part of the last century.

“This is a dream team,” says producer Dan Lindner. “I don’t believe fans of this music will find a better show in the Northeast this summer, and I know for sure they won’t find a better place in which to hear it. The Haskell Opera House has all the charm and ambience an audience or performer could ask for and has been my favorite venue for years. We’re looking forward to seeing all our Canadian and Northeast Kingdom fans and delivering another dynamite show this year.”

6/9/2017 7:30 PM
Wooden Ships: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Saturday, June 10, 7:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $12.00 (adults) $8.00 (under 18)

St. Kieran’s features Wooden Ships: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, Norman Coulombe, Don Coulombe, John Cucci and Tim Dion will be presenting a performance featuring the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) were a folk rock supergroup made up of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills and English American, singer-songwriter Graham Nash. They were known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) when joined by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, who was an occasional fourth member. They were noted for their intricate vocal harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism, and lasting influence on US music and culture. Crosby, Stills & Nash were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and all three members were also inducted for their work in other groups (Crosby for the Byrds, Stills for Buffalo Springfield and Nash for the Hollies).[3] Neil Young has also been inducted as a solo artist and as a member of Buffalo Springfield.

Tim Dion, a well-known musician from Northern New Hampshire, works as a solo performer all across New England. He has worked as a vocalist and guitarist with several bands over the past thirty years and is presently working with the bands, Wooden Ships and Long Road Home. Tim studied music, voice, and theatre at Keene State College. He taught voice at E. U. Wurlitzerin Portsmouth, NH and maintained a roster of private vocal students in Dover, NH. Tim has worked as an entertainer for “Norwegian Cruise Lines” since 2007 and on the Pride of America, the Norwegian Dawn, the Norwegian Spirit, the Norwegian Jade, and was a member of the inaugural crew of the Norwegian Epic. Tim has performed for audiences of all ages all over the world. He has performed with artists Benji King, (from The Turtles and Patti Smyth and Scandal), Steve Williams (#1 Country Hit-“Red Neck Yacht Club”) and Toby Beau (“My Angel Baby”) just to name a few.

Don Coulombe has honed his craft as a singer, songwriter and comedian for over 40 years. He is known in the industry as “The Man Who Can Do It All”. The Don Who? Variety Show and his various holiday shows continue to entertain audiences throughout the United States and Canada. Don has performed in the Vegas Production, “V, the Ultimate Variety Show” alongside many other well=known entertainers. He has also performed in Atlantic City as part of the SuperStar Theater, in New York City at the Turning Stone Casino, in Pennsylvania at Langtry’s Showplace and many familiar places in New Hampshire; Mount Washington Cruise Ships, The Balsams Grand Hotel and the Mount Washington Grand Hotel to name a few.

Norm Coulombe is an experienced musician who plays several instruments. Along with brother Don, Norm formed Fox & Company, one of the top drawing bands in New England, Canada, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Together they performed many popular tunes from the past 5 decades and composed a number of original songs producing three bestselling albums. In addition to Fox & Company, Norm has performed with The Switch, Soft Touch, My Brother’s Band and in his solo show, One for the Money. Once again, the brother unite their spectacular harmonies for Wooden Ships as they pay tribute to four musical greats: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

6/10/2017 7:00 PM
Rock On

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Saturday, June 10, 7:00 pm

Location:
Colebrook Country Club
15 Abenaki Lane
Colebrook, NH

Tickets: $15

Rock On features Jules Rancourt on guitar, Katie Rancourt on drums, Bernie Walling on guitar and Thomas Jordan on bass. Jules has been a veteran of the music scene for decades, starting off with rock music of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, exploring country music in the ’90s, and returning to vintage rock with the creation of Rock On. Jules is joined by longtime collaborator Bernie Walling of Bloomfield, Vt., who brings his surf guitar licks out in full force. Thomas Jordan, a member of multiple area bands, holds down the basslines, and the real fire in the group comes from the drumming of Jules’ daughter, Katie. Her aggressive performance of “Wipe Out” is always a crowd-pleaser wherever the band goes.

The band is frequently seen at Island Pond’s Friday Night Live concerts, where people have danced to their songs long into the night. Popular demand has prompted the rebooking of Rock On. Their GNWCA show at the Country Club last January was one of the hits of the season, bringing a crowd to the dance floor by bringing with them the music we all grew up rockin’ to! Bring your boogie shoes and Jules and the gang will rev it up! Visit the GNWCA at www.gnwca.org and on Facebook.

Please call 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998 for any additional information.

6/10/2017 7:00 PM
Gamelan Sulukala - Javanese and American Music

Sunday, June 11, 4:00 pm

Location:
Plainfield Town Hall Opera House
18 High Street
Plainfield, VT 05667

Tickets: Adults - $15, Seniors - $10, Students - $5

Series tickets are available for $50 by calling the box office at 802-748-2600 extension 2.

Javanese Gamelan is a group - or orchestra - of about 30 instruments ranging from huge gongs to tiny flutes with lots of xylophone and kettle type instruments in between.

Gamelan has a long history in central Vermont, going back to the late 1960’s when Dennis Murphy built the first gamelan anywhere in the world outside of Java at Goddard College. Gamelan Sulukala (named in honor of a Murphy composition) was purchased anonymously for Goddard in the 90’s. Made in Java, it is a full complement of instruments fashioned from bronze and iron. Currently it is being played by a community group of 17 members who range in age from their 20’s to 70’s.

Javanese music is fascinating to listen to; some pieces are slow and dreamy while others are loud and energetic. This concert will feature a wide variety of music ranging from traditional Javanese pieces to contemporary compositions written by Murphy and other contemporary American composers.

https://sites.google.com/site/gamelansulukala/

6/11/2017 4:00 PM
Hayes Carll

Sunday, June 11, 8 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $14 Members General Admission, $17 General Admission, $22 Reserved Front & Center

“A wry Texas troubadour with a knack for crooked grace and a clever turn of phrase” —New York Times

Singer-songwriter and Texas native, Hayes Carll, known for his roots-oriented style of songwriting, plainspoken poetry and sarcastic humor recently swept the 2016–17 Austin Music Awards for Austin Musician of The Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Folk Performer.

After releasing his debut album, Flowers & Liquor, Carll was voted the “Best New Act of 2002” by the Houston Press. Since then he’s been compared to other Texas songwriters, including Townes Van Zandt, who he said “ruined me and saved me at the same time,” and Jerry Jeff Walker. His single, the honky-tonk lament of a newly minted Jesus freak’s jealous husband, “She Left Me for Jesus” was one of the “Top Singles of 2008” for The Village Voice and the Americana Music Association Song of the Year 2008. His newly released album Lovers and Leavers features “The Love That We Need,” written with Jack Ingram and Allison Moorer takes on a more somber, reflective tone.

For the new album he enlisted Joe Henry, the acclaimed singer-songwriter and artist-friendly producer whose recent credits include Bonnie Raitt, Beck, John Doe and Emmylou Harris. We recorded this record live in five days, using just an acoustic guitar, a mix of bass, percussion, pianos and organs, and a touch of pedal steel said Carll, “I didn’t have one song that I knew would be a sing along or would make people dance. I felt vulnerable in a way that I hadn’t in a long time. But I got what I wanted – a record with space, nuance, and room to breathe. It felt right for my art. It felt right for my life.”

6/11/2017 8:00 PM
Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing

Saturday, June 17, 7:30pm

Location:
United Community Church, North Building (formerly North Church)
Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $12 Adults (tax included), students (21 and under) are free

Vermont's premier bluegrass band, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing, will present their summer kickoff concert at North Church in St. Johnsbury at 7:30 p.m. Saturday June 17. The band's most recent CDs, Sunrise Blues and Body & Soul have both received "Vermont's Best CD of the Year" awards in the country/bluegrass category from the Times Argus.

The drawing for the Catamount Arts Summer Solstice raffle will take place during intermission.

6/17/2017 7:30 PM
Richard Thompson, Solo Acoustic

with special guest Seth Glier

Wednesday, June 21, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Ticket: $62 Reserved front & center, $49 General admission, $39 Members general admission.

"The finest rock songwriter after Dylan…” — Los Angeles Times

“A folksinger who (shreds) like an arena-rock star… and still writes songs that sting and storm.” —NPR

Renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson has been named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards and the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson was the recipient of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Most recently, the Americana Music Honors & Awards nominated him for “Artist of the Year”.

A wide range of musicians have recorded Thompson’s music including Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, REM, Del McCoury, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Don Henley and many others.

6/21/2017 8:00 PM
Steep Canyon Rangers

Sunday, July 30, 8 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $29 Members General Admission, $38 General Admission, $46 Reserved Front & Center

The Steep Canyon Rangers are an American bluegrass band from Brevard, North Carolina. Formed in 2001, they have built a reputation as an engaging acoustic quintet.

What does North Carolina sound like? In a state that has also produced Doc Watson, James Taylor and the Avett Brothers, there’s hardly a more well-rounded answer than the Steep Canyon Rangers.

A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.

It’s that mix of serious chops and good-natured fun that earned the Steep Canyon Rangers the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album Grammy in 2013 (Nobody Knows You), and that drew celebrated comedian/banjoist Steve Martin to them when he needed a backing band.

The release of their ninth studio album, RADIO, further illustrates the band’s dynamic songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and high-energy performance.

The Rangers have been regularly featured on the Grand Ole Opry, as well as major U.S. Bluegrass and Americana music festivals such as MerleFest, Telluride, Grey Fox, DelFest and RockyGrass.

6/30/2017 8:00 PM
Aimee Mann

with special guest Jonathan Coulton

Saturday, July 1, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $42 Members General Admission, $49 General Admission, $64 Reserved Front & Center

Oscar-nominated, Grammy Award-winning Aimee Mann has just released her first album in five years, Mental Illness. The record follows 2012’s Charmer, which Rolling Stone proclaimed “shows off the more pop-oriented side to her usual acoustic tendencies.” With this follow-up, she returns to a more musically soft-spoken but still lyrically barbed approach, as heard in the album’s lead single, “Goose Snow Cone.”

Mental Illness shows off Mann’s rich, incisive and wry melancholia in an almost all-acoustic format, with a “finger-picky” style inspired by some of her favorite ‘60s and ‘70s folk-rock records, augmented by haunting strings arranged by her longtime producer, Paul Bryan. Additional players include Jonathan Coulton (see below) on acoustic guitar and backing vocals who will be accompanying her in this show.

Mann remains a student of human behavior, drawing not just on her own experiences to form the characters in the songs but tales told by friends. “I assume the brief on me is that people think that I write these really depressing songs,” Mann says. “I don’t know—people may have a different viewpoint—but that’s my own interpretation of the cliché about me. So if they thought that my songs were very down-tempo, very depressing, very sad, and very acoustic, I thought I’d just give myself permission to write the saddest, slowest, most acoustic, if-they’re-all-waltzes-so-be-it record I could…I mean, calling it Mental Illness makes me laugh, because it is true, but it’s so blunt that it’s funny.”

After several albums with Til Tuesday, Mann began her solo career in 1993 with the album Whatever and made a name for herself through her independent success and the founding of her record label, SuperEgo Records. In addition to her solo albums, she has appeared on many film soundtracks, most notably the song score for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, with “Save Me” landing her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song.

In 2014, Mann joined up with Ted Leo for a more rock-oriented duo project, releasing a self-titled album under the name The Both. Other extracurricular activities since Charmer ranged from playing herself on the hit TV series Portlandia to performing for President Obama and the First Lady at the White House. Named one of The Huffington Post’s “13 Funny Musicians You Should Be Following On Twitter,” Mann has gained a diehard social media following for her quick wit and stinging observation.

JONATHAN COULTON is a geek rock / folk rock musician active since 2003 from Brooklyn, known for his songs about geek culture. He is best known for such compositions as “Still Alive” and “Code Monkey”, as well as his cover of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”. He is the Contributing Troubadour for Popular Science magazine and the musical director for John Hodgman’s Little Gray Book Lectures.

Every week for a year Coulton released a new song for free on his website as part of his Thing a Week podcast, on topics as diverse as vengeful nerds, self-loathing giant squid, partially-imagined historical figures, and devotees of a certain Swedish prefab furniture store. The Thing a Week project is now complete, and all songs can be streamed from his official website. Many of the songs on the site can be downloaded for free. The song “Code Monkey” became the theme song to the G4 television show Code Monkeys.

Coulton’s song “Still Alive” has been featured in Valve Software’s game Portal (and has become a hit among the gamers who finished the game) . He also made a recording of this song called the “J.C. Mix” which is exactly the same except he is singing rather than Ellen McLain as GLaDOS. “Still Alive” went on to be featured in the game Rock Band, as well as Skullcrusher Mountain and Re: Your Brains.

7/1/2017 8:00 PM
Roomful of Teeth

Monday, July 3, 7:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

“Fiercely beautiful and bravely, utterly exposed.” – NPR

An eight-member ensemble dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice, Roomful of Teeth is an insatiable musical force to be reckoned with. For their Highland Center for the Arts debut on Monday July 3, 2017 at 7:00pm, the ensemble will perform a full program that includes Partita for 8 Voices, a vocal composition by 34-year-old American composer and Roomful of Teeth vocalist, Caroline Shaw. The piece won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013, making Shaw the youngest recipient of the award to date.

Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice with a borderless repertoire encompassing singing traditions from around the world. The New York-based a cappella octet produces sounds that range “from mere whispers to moments of unearthly beauty” (The Seattle Times). Trained by vocal masters from across the globe, Roomful of Teeth is both masterful and innovative. With a style range that spans Tuvan throat singing, Broadway belting, Persian classical, and Death Metal growl, the group’s vocal acrobatics are tempered with exquisite technique and moving creativity. This experimental group continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques, making them one of today’s most impressive new vocal ensembles.

www.roomfullofteeth.org

7/3/2017 7:00 PM
The Maple Leaf Seven

Traditional Dixieland and Classic Small Band Swing

Friday, July 7, 7:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $12.00 (adults) $8.00 (under 18)

The Maple Leaf Seven, Vermont’s own traditional jazz band, provides "Dixieland" and classic swing throughout the northeast for jazz lovers and dancers. Maple Leaf Seven features traditional and contemporary interpretations of jazz standards on clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and drums.

Maple Leaf Seven was founded in 1978 by jazz lovers in St. Johnsbury, VT. In the succeeding 39 years the band has played numerous concerts, weddings, parties and anniversary celebrations. During the summer months Maple Leaf is a highlight of many Vermont and New Hampshire town fairs and bandstands, including Danville, Irasburg and Fairlee, VT and Bethlehem and Lisbon, NH. Winter engagements include annual appearances at First Night - St. Johnsbury and Mardi Gras celebrations in addition to concerts, dances and private parties. The band has traveled for performances in Portsmouth, NH, Cortland, NY, Hogansburg, NY and Cornish, ME as well as onto Lake Champlain on the Spirit of Ethan Allen. The 2017 performance season began with a “Gatsby” party at the Mount Washington Resort and Mardi Gras at the Kingdom Taproom. A full calendar of the band's 2017 performances and contact information for bookings is available at www.stjjazz.org.

Sponsored by the NH State Council on the Arts

7/7/2017 7:00 PM
Harp Twins

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Tuesday, July 11th, 7:00 pm

Location:
Monadnock Congregational Church
147 Main St.
Colebrook, NH

General Admission: Adults: $15.00

Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt are multi-talented professional duet harpists and actresses. Known as the “Harp Twins”, Camille and Kennerly have a passion and flair for arranging and performing contemporary music for Harp Duet and perform internationally as a dynamic acoustic and electric rock/pop/contemporary Harp Duo.

The Harp Twins have achieved extraordinary success by taking Electric Harps and acoustic Concert Grand Harps to unprecedented levels and smashing boundaries between different genres of music. The duo has amassed over 625,000 fans across their social media sites and over 33 million views on their YouTube music videos, easily making Camille and Kennerly the most followed and recognizable harpists in the world. Mixing their virtuoso harp skills with their stunningly complex arrangements of rock, metal, and soundtrack hits, the Harp Twins deliver exciting performances audiences cannot forget!

Please call 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998 with any questions or requests.

Please visit the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts (GNWCA) at www.gnwca.org or find us on Facebook

7/11/2017 7:00 PM
Opera House Piano Dedication Concert and Celebration

Sunday, July 16, 4:00 pm

Location:
Plainfield Town Hall Opera House
18 High Street
Plainfield, VT 05667

Tickets: Adults - $15, Seniors - $10, Students - $5

Series tickets are available for $50 by calling the box office at 802-748-2600 extension 2.

The Plainfield Town Hall Opera House is now home to a beautiful baby grand piano. We are dedicating it in memory of Jane Reid Strong, a wonderful community member and pianist whose family (including former Plainfield Select Board chair, Dave Strong) helped acquire it. The concert will feature a varied selection of music performed by area pianists including Diane Huling Reed, Alison Bruce Cerutti, Dan Bruce and Arthur Zorn. Refreshments will be served.

7/16/2017 4:00 PM
Opera North: Songs from the American Songbook

Sunday, July 23, 5:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

Opera North heads to the newly-opened Highland Center for the Arts to present a concert celebrating America’s Songbook. You will hear familiar favorites by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, along with a sampling from Opera North’s 2017 season featuring Puccini, Offenbach, and others. Opera North Resident Artists will be accompanied by General Director Evans Haile.

7/23/2017 5:00 PM
Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing

Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

Saturday, July 29, 7:00 pm

Location:
Monadnock Congregational Church
147 Main St.
Colebrook, NH

Tickets: $15 all seats

Bob Amos first became an internationally recognized and acclaimed bluegrass musician and songwriter as the leader of the popular award winning band Front Range. From 1990-2003, Front Range recorded seven CDs, and received top notch reviews and heavy airplay on bluegrass radio programs throughout the world.

Over many years Amos has been universally praised for his musical arrangements and original bluegrass material. Sing Out! magazine has called Bob “one of the most constantly intelligent and interesting songwriters in American music.”Bob is once again in the bluegrass spotlight with a whole new batch of stellar original songs, and a terrific new band, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing, to present this new material to the public. The group features Bob on banjo, guitar and vocals, his daughter Sarah Amos on vocals, Freeman Corey on fiddle, Gary Darling on mandolin and vocals, Steve Wright on guitar and vocals, and bassist Chris Cruger. The band puts on an entertaining high-energy show, with stellar harmonies, rock solid instrumentation, top shelf original material, plus great new interpretations of some bluegrass classics.

Bob’s CD “Borrowed Time” was given a highlight review in Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, and his most recent CD, “Sunrise Blues,” was named Best Traditional Album of the Year by Vermont’s Barre-Montpelier Times Argus Music Awards. VPR’s “All The Traditions” radio host Robert Resnick wrote “(Sunrise Blues) gets my vote as best acoustic album of 2014.”

Call 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998 for additional information. Visit The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts ( GNWCA) at www.gnwca.org and find them on Facebook.

7/29/2017 7:00 PM
Banda Magda

Friday, August 11, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $14 Members General Admission, $17 General Admission, $22 Reserved Front & Center

Led by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou (Kronos Quartet, Louis CK), Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Drawing on the band’s global background (Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, USA), the group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, sophisticated audience participation, mid-century classics and world “chansons” sung in 6 languages.

Founded in 2010 in New York, Banda Magda has toured in more than 22 countries and 5 continents. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner Vol.1 as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as WOMAD, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, L’Olympia, Jazz à Vienne, Canarias Jazz, Apollo Hammersmith, The Kennedy Center, Kathmandu Jazz Festival and many more. After their debut album “Amour, t’es là?” and sophomore “Yerakina”, Banda Magda is producing their 3rd opus, the vibrant, Technicolor “Tigre” to be released in 2017.

After the success of their brilliantly colorful debut album, Amour, t’es là? (Top 10 Billboard World Music Charts, NPR’s All Songs Considered, First Listen, NPR’s 10 favorite World Music Albums 2013), the Banda came back with Yerakina. The album, co-produced by GRAMMY Award-winners Michael League (Snarky Puppy) and Fab Dupont (Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bebel Gilberto), shows the next step in the Banda’s devotion to their craft and their sound, featuring Technicolor folk songs and pop chestnuts played with dynamic finesse.

8/11/2017 8:00 PM
Katelyn Emerson, Organist

Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $12.00 (adults) $10.00 (under 18)

Organist Katelyn Emerson, praised for her "great sensitivity" and "exciting artistry" (The American Organist), showcases repertoire from the 14th-21st centuries in performances throughout the United States and Europe. She has performed in numerous esteemed venues, notably including the Hallgrímskirkja (Iceland), Cathédrale Saint-Omer (France), Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Hall (Russia), Cathédrale St-Quentin (Hasselt, Belgium), the Hauptkirche St. Petri (Hamburg, Germany), on the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ of Merrill Auditorium (Portland, ME, U.S.A.), Severance Hall (Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.), Reith Recital Hall at Goshen College (IN, U.S.A.), and others.

As a recipient of the prestigious J. William Fulbright Study/Research Grant, Katelyn studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Toulouse, France for the 2015-2016 academic year with Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, and Yasuko Uyama-Bouvard. In May 2015, Katelyn graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory (Oberlin, OH) with double bachelor's degrees in organ performance and French as well as with minors in music history and historical performance (fortepiano). During her time at Oberlin, she taught music theory at the Oberlin Community Music School, received the Selby Harlan Houston prize for distinguished work in organ and music theory, and was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honors society. Katelyn began her organ studies in 2005 through a scholarship of the Young Organist Collaborative (Portsmouth, NH). She has studied with James David Christie, Olivier Latry, Marie-Louise Langlais, Ray Cornils, and Dr. Abbey Hallberg-Siegfried. She has also studied organ improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart, Marie-Louise Langlais, and Bálint Karosi, piano with Arlene Kies, fortepiano with David Breitman, both harpsichord and continuo with Webb Wiggins, and voice with Ellen Hargis. Katelyn frequently presents masterclasses on organ interpretation and church music for AGO-sponsored events. She has been on the faculty of several AGO Pipe Organ Encounters and at the Oberlin Summer Organ Academy (OH).

In addition to her travels, Katelyn is Associate Organist & Choirmaster at the Church of the Advent (Boston, MA), where she works with the historic Aeolian-Skinner organ, the professional Choir of the Church of the Advent, and the volunteer Parish Choir. From 2010-2015, Ms. Emerson was music director of St. Paul Lutheran Church (Amherst, OH). In January 2012, Katelyn served as the Oberlin Sacred Music Intern under music director Keith Tóth at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York, NY, where she also replaced music director Keith Tóth for the months of July 2012-2015. Katelyn has been invited to present workshops on recently published organ music for church services in the 2013 Regional Convention of the AGO (Hartford, CT) Regions I & II, and the 2015 Northeastern Regional Convention of the AGO (New Haven, CT) and serves on the Executive Committee of the Boston Chapter of the AGO. Katelyn Emerson is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc., www.concertorganists.com

8/15/2017 7:00 PM
PAMFest - All Access Weekend Pass

Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19

Location:
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $90 Adults, $81 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Buy your tickets before July 1 and save 20%
Buy your tickets before August 1 and save 10%

Tickets will be available at the venue.

Enjoy all the fun and excitement available at the Peacham Music Festival for one low price. Your All Access Weekend Pass gains you admittance to everything the festival has to offer including both Friday and Saturday Concerts and Contra Dances as well as all the activities that are part of the daytime events on Saturday.

You can find the complete festival schedule here.

8/18/2017 6:00 PM
PAMFest - Friday Concert

Friday, August 18, 6:00pm

Location:
Peacham Congregational Church
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $35 Adults, $31.50 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
Buy your tickets before July 1 and save 20%
Buy your tickets before August 1 and save 10%

Tickets will be available at the venue.

Enjoy a fantastic summer evening of music by:

  • Lloyd and April Wright
  • Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing
  • Low Lily
  • The Kolodners
  • and Jason Bergman & the Primal Boys
8/18/2017 6:00 PM
PAMFest - Saturday All Access Pass

Saturday, August 19, 9:00am to 10:30 pm

Location:Peacham, VT

Tickets: $50 Adults, $45 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
Buy your tickets early and save!
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For those who want to see and do everything (or are having trouble choosing which event to attend), we offer the Saturday all access pass that allows access to all PAMFest events occurring on Saturday including concerts, workshops, contra dances, craft fair, and jam sessions. Move around the festival as the spirit moves you - the no fuss, no muss approach to the PAMFest. (Note that some events overlap)

(The Saturday All Access Pass should not be confused with the Saturday Day Pass which only covers events through 6 PM)

8/19/2017 9:00 AM
PAMFest - Saturday Concert

Saturday, August 19, 6:00pm

Location:
Peacham Congregational Church
Peacham, VT

Tickets: $35 Adults, $31.50 Seniors (65+) and Youth (5-15)
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Tickets will be available at the venue.

Enjoy a fantastic summer evening of music by:

  • Quebecois Music by McLane, Boulanger, and Marshall
  • Steve Seifert
  • Pete's Posse
  • and Mean Mary
8/19/2017 6:00 PM
Beatles for Sale

"A splendid time IS guaranteed for all ..”

Saturday, August 19, 7:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $15 (adults) and $10 (children under 18)

Beatles For Sale is an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. They have been entertaining audiences since 2007 with a repertoire that consists of over 150 SONGS from the Beatle catalog. The band’s members were drawn together by their love of Beatles music and the desire to keep the music alive. They are enthusiastic about bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans. Expect to hear some of your favorites, but don't expect to see Beatle wigs or Sgt. Pepper suits. They feel that the most important thing about the show is the music. What you will see is a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no "sampling" or "midi tricks" - everything you hear is performed completely live.

8/19/2017 7:00 PM
HCA Music Series: Le Vent Du Nord

Friday, August 25, 7:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

“Jokes and joie de vivre from Quebec folk heroes.” The Gaurdian

Since its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord have been enjoying meteoric success. On stage, these four friends achieve peaks of happiness that they eagerly share with any and all audiences. Le Vent du Nord know how to deliver music that will move any crowd — to their feet and in their hearts! This is undoubtedly music of the here and now: progressive folk music from Quebec.

8/25/2017 7:00 PM
HCA Music Series: Beautiful Night

Music with Heidi Lauren Duke and special guests

Satuday, August 26, 7:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

Local favorite Heidi Lauren has directed gala concerts all over the United States and collaborated with producing venues in Spain, Italy, Hungary, and France. NOw she turns her copious talents to the Highland Center with a special night of music featuring special guests soprano Deborah Selig and tenor Gregory Zavracky. This two hour concert will feature songs of many style to suit many desires. You’ll be entranced by the music of Strauss, Duparc, and Weill, with classic art songs, arias, American songs, and new works based on the poetry of Carl Sandberg.

8/26/2017 7:00 PM
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Saturday, August 26, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $29 Members General Admission, $39 General Admission, $42 Reserved Front & Center

For the past 42 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleands jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, to Carnegie Hall, then all the way across the pond to Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival in England.

8/26/2017 8:00 PM
Sumner Mckane: Northeast by Eastern

Friday, September 1, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $10 Members General Admission, $12 General Admission

The Northeast by Eastern combines Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company’s comprehensive collection of early 20th century photographs of rural New England and Upstate New York, with archival film footage, interviews, oral histories, a musical soundtrack featuring period music, as well as an original score by Sumner McKane. Combined, these stories and images illustrate an era unlike any other in American history. Interviews and oral histories not only detail the history of the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co., and the postcard craze of the early 1900s; but also divulge stories from a quieter, simpler, yet stirring and enterprising time period. The audience hears first-hand accounts of smuggling during prohibition, of river drivers brawling for fun, of growing up without worry and without constant adult supervision, and of slop buckets spilling on tourists’ pies. These accounts are woven together amidst an exceptional backdrop of archived films and Eastern Illustrating’s exceptional work.

SUMNER MCKANE is a filmmaker and composer based in Wiscasset. He records instrumental music, film scores, and music for media. He produces historical documentaries along with companion live presentations to his films. In a few short years, Sumner has built a reputation for innovative historical storytelling using multimedia, combining various mediums to tell a historical story in a live setting. Sumner studied photography in Missoula, Montana at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography and the University of Montana. He graduated from the University of Southern Maine with high honors in history. His music is often featured on NPR’s Echoes program, and he is a recent Maine Arts Commission Performing Arts and Media Fellow award recipient. McKane is accompanied by Josh Robbins on bass guitar. Robbins is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter and has recorded and performed with McKane for over a decade.

9/1/2017 8:00 PM
KCP Presents 2017-2018 Season Pass

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Location: Various venues

Tickets: $299 for Catamount Arts Members, $350 for non-members

With a KCP Presents 2017-2018 Season Pass, you get a premium seat at every show in the Series, all season long (a value of more than $500) for just $299 ($350 for non-members)! It's a great deal, a marvelous wedding, graduation, or birthday gift for someone you love, and a fun way to broaden your horizons. Beyond saving you hundreds of dollars, your pass purchase simplifies your life, demonstrates your commitment to the series and your faith in what we do, and provides us vital early season support.

You'll receive a printed ticket to confirm your order and a plastic pass suitable for presenting as a gift – or we can mail the pass directly to your gift recipient. We’ll email you a reminder a week or two before each performance, and we’ll automatically have your premium ticket/s waiting for you at the Will Call desk the night of each show. Tickets are transferable at any time, to anyone you choose! If you can't make a show, simply tell us whose name to put the ticket/s under.

    Here is the line-up for the 2017-2018 season:
  • Thursday, September 14 - Sarah Jarosz
  • Saturday, Oct. 14 - Aquila Theatre - Sense and Sensibility
  • Saturday, November 4 - Kat Wright Band
  • Thursday, November 30 - Natalie McMaster and Donnell LeahyA Celtic Christmas
  • Wednesday, December 13 - Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
  • Friday, January 19 - Hot Sardines
  • Tuesday, February 6 - Ballet Jazz of Montreal
  • Thursday, March 8th - Dublin Irish Dancers
  • Tuesday, March 20 - Apollo’s Fire/Bach’s Coffeehouse
  • Saturday, April 7 - NEK Fringe/Outside the Box Festival
    • Sarah Juli
    • Vermont Vaudeville
    • Ethan Lipton
  • Saturday, April 28 (tentative) - Steeldrivers
9/14/2017 6:00 PM
Shrinedom 2017

Saturday, September 16, first act starts at 9:30 am

Location:
Creek Hill Barn
2527 Creek Rd.
Irasburg, VT

Tickets: $125 Stage Front, $65 general admission

The concert is going to held at 2527 Creek Hill Rd., Irasburg, Vt at the Creek Hill Barn to raise money for the Mt. Sinai #3 Shriners.

KIDS 10 and UNDER get in FREE for this all day event With Shriners Clowns, Fire Brigade, Mini Choppers, and many more things for the KIDS.

    Artist to perform include:
  • For Country... Caroline Gray, Southern City Band (SCB), Alec Macgillivray.
  • For Rock (local)... Raized on Radio, Mind Trap, The Hitmen
  • Trixter - with hits as One in a Million, Surrender, And Give It To Me Good.
  • Firehouse - Don't Treat Me Bad, All She Wrote, Love Of A Lifetime, and When I Look Into Your Eyes.
  • Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly, Shot At Poison, Playing With Fire, Close My Eyes Forever.
  • Warrant - Down Boys, Cherry Pie, Heaven, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Blind Faith, Sometime She Cries, I Saw Red, And Many More.
  • Hosted By The Metal Guru of all things Hard Rock. Host of Trunk Nation on SiriusXM Hair Nation Chanel 39, SiriusXM Volume Channel 106, and that Metal Show on VH1. MR. EDDIE TRUNK
  • And Local DJ Tod Pronto

(ALL ACTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)

9/16/2017 9:30 AM
HCA Music Series: North Sea Gas

Saturday, September 23, 7:00 pm

Location:
Main Stage
Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick St.
Greensboro, VT

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

“...genuine, unpretentious and spontaneous, with a fondness for storytelling and beautiful harmonies." ~ Celtic Radio - Boston

One of Scotland's most popular and enduring bands for more than 30 years, North Sea Gas travels the world with their unique brand of Scottish traditional, contemporary and self-penned music. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment.

9/23/2017 7:00 PM
Corey Harris

Saturday, September 23, 8:00 pm

Location:
Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Tickets: $14 Members General Admission, $17 General Admission, $22 Reserved Front & Center

Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music. His 1995 recording, Between Midnight and Day, is a tribute to the tradition of acoustic blues. Subsequent recordings, such as Greens From the Garden (1999), Mississippi to Mali (2003), and Daily Bread (2005) show Harris’ maturation from interpreter to songwriter. Some of his imaginative compositions are marked by a deliberate eclecticism; other works stay true to the traditional blues formula of compelling vocals and down-home guitar. With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music.

He has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such as BB King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, R.L.Burnside, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Matthews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, and others.

In 2003 Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film, “Feel Like Going Home,” which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S. In 2007, he was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship — commonly referred to as a “genius award” — from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The annual grant, which recognizes individuals from a wide range of disciplines who show creativity, originality and commitment to continued innovative work, described Harris as an artist who “forges an adventurous path marked by deliberate eclecticism.” That same year, he was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine.

9/23/2017 8:00 PM
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