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36 shows found
The Mae Trio

Friday, June 30, 7:00 pm

Location:
York Street Meeting House
153 York St.
Lyndon, VT

Tickets: $12 adults; under 13 free

Renowned for their stellar three-part harmonies, sophisticated instrumentation and songwriting, Melbourne’s The Mae Trio present a unique, contemporary twist on folk music. In April, they released their second album, Take Care Take Cover. Their debut album, Housewarming, earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and National Film & Sound Archive Folk Recording of the Year and saw them tour Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK Edmonton Folk Festival, Canada, and Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia.

The trio, consisting of Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukulele, guitar and vocals), sister Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele and vocals and Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals), grew up steeped in music. Elsie and Maggie played in their family band and spent their childhood going to music festivals and camps, choir rehearsals and concerts while Anita with her classical pianist mother and folk enthusiast father, grew up playing in orchestras, string quartets and jazz ensembles.

6/30/2017 7:00 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, opening act begins at 6:00 pm, Roomful of Teeth goes on at 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

Patrons with a current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card may register with the Highland Center box office to receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. EBT card must be presented at box office to register. Due to the verification requirements, EBT tickets are only available over the phone or in person, not online.

Opening act:

Roy and Mavis MacNeil
Greensboro natives Roy and Mavis MacNeil present a set of eclectic music including classical works, folk and indie songs, and their own compositions. Roy and Mavis have been performing together for most of their lives and carry a passion for sharing music with the community they love.

“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.roomfulofteeth.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
Chaise Lounge

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, July 9, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: https://chaiseloungenation.com/
Genre: Jazz, Lounge, Singer-Songwriter / Big Band / Pop
Home Base: Washington, DC

Chaise Lounge performs a blend of music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962 and somehow found its way to today’s pop charts. You might call it “Early Stereo.” Or perhaps Lounge with a capital “L.” Or maybe just plain enjoyable. It is the combination of five of the Washington area’s top jazz musicians playing sparkling arrangements of standards and original tunes and featuring the soft, luminous vocals of Marilyn Older. Her voice is truly an American Original. An evening spent with her is an evening spent in the warm, inviting glow of one of the most wonderful voices singing in America right now.

Opening Band: Thea Wren

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

7/9/2017 4:00 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
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, July 16, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: www.disarmers.com/
Genre: Country with a sneer, a bite, and no apologies.

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers is a country band with a sneer, a bite, and no apologies. Shook's original songs take on relationships gone wrong, bad decisions, cruel ironies, and excessive alcohol consumption for damn good reasons. Songs with self-explanatory self-deprecation, "Fuck Up", tangled in with a portrayal of a doomed relationship dripping with sarcasm,"The Nail", are bastioned by the subtleties of a bar patron considering taking a chance on a stranger in title track, "Sidelong".

When Shook's first band, Sarah Shook & The Devil, broke up after a solid three year plus run, Shook and her guitarist, Eric Peterson, continued to meet, practice, and plan. In late 2013 they put together brief stint called The Dirty Hands which ended after a handful of shows. The project they were looking for soon arrived with the addition of former Two Dollar Pistols' frontman, John Howie Jr., as drummer.

With the much welcomed addition of Aaron Oliva on upright bass and Phil Sullivan on pedal steel, this outlaw country band/ machine that is Sarah Shook & the Disarmers is hittin' the ground running in 2017. ​Check out our tour dates, holler at us on the social media stuff, and we'll see ya on the road. #letsparty

Opening act: Brett Hughes

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

7/16/2017 4:00 PM
Evolfo

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, July 23, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: www.evolfo.com/
Genre: Psychadelic rat rock freak funk
Home Base: Brooklyn, NY

Evolfo is the sound that breaks through the fuzz on the low end of your radio dial and echoes out the back door of a pink neon lit bar. Mainstays of New York City’s clubs and DIY spaces, as well as the finest basement venues coast to coast, Evolfo has cut adventurous tracks through the U.S., gaining initiates and devotees every time they cram onto a stage and deliver their raucous live show. The sound is a house shaking mix of garage rock, psych soul, spiritual funk and ecstatic freakout. Like the faithful crate-diggers who have come before them, Evolfo mined the past for sounds and grooves that history left on the shelf. When they breathe their smoke into these forms, it produces something new.

Opening act: Electric Sorcery

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

7/23/2017 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

Patrons with a current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card may register with the Highland Center box office to receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. EBT card must be presented at box office to register. Due to the verification requirements, EBT tickets are only available over the phone or in person, not online.

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
Seratones

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, July 30, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: www.seratones.band/
Genre: Southern Garage Rock
Home Base: Shreveport, Louisiana

Seratones’s music, created with collaborative songwriting and spontaneous creativity, is certainly their own, due perhaps in part to Shreveport’s unique sonic geography. The city sits at a nexus roughly equidistant from Memphis soul, Mississippi Delta Blues, and New Orleans jazz, with Texas swing located just over the nearby state border. The band’s sound draws from those touch points and more, ranging from Black Sabbath’s Paranoid to Kind of Blue. They’ll happily connect the dots between Ornette Coleman and Jello Biafra.

Opening band: Ana D'Leon

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

7/30/2017 4:00 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.

7/30/2017 8:00 PM
Incendio

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, August 6, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: http://incendioband.com/
Genre: world guitar
Home base: Los Angeles, California

The acclaimed Los-Angeles-based group INCENDIO performs original “world guitar” compositions, featuring incredible guitar-playing across a variety of genres: latin, middle-eastern, and celtic grooves. Formed in 1999, the group has 9 CD’s and 2 DVD’s available internationally, variously hitting the Billboard, CMJ, NAV, and Amazon.com charts. Averaging over 150 shows a year since 2000, INCENDIO’s live performance is an explosive improvisatory journey, garnering tremendous audience response in such diverse venues as the Strawberry Music Festival in Yosemite, the Sundance Film Festival, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, California World Festival, the national Levitt Pavilions and many more across the U.S.

Their ninth international release, the recent Christmas-themed “O Night Divine”, came out in December 2015. Their previous release, June 2013’s “The Shape of Dreams”, stayed at or near the top of the Amazon flamenco and world charts for the remainder of that year. They have reached 80 million spins on streaming radio and have over 10,000 facebook likes. Their music can be heard on Pandora, Spotify, and other streaming outlets. Incendio is Jim Stubblefield (guitar), JP Durand (guitar, guitar synth), Liza Carbe (bass, guitar) and Tim Curle (drums).

Opening band: Tritium Well

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

8/6/2017 4:00 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
HuDost

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, August 13, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: https://hudost.com/home
Genre: Neo Folk World Rock
Home base: Montreal & Kentucky

The music of HuDost, the Neo Folk World Rock Ensemble from Montreal and KY, weaves a seamless tapestry of sound that renders tears and laughter in listeners, cultivating that nameless longing that abides somewhere in all our hearts. HuDost’s core musicians are Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines. Having toured the US, Canada, and Europe constantly since April 2006, HuDost has grown and expanded, travelled rocky and glorious terrain and marveled at all they can learn and explore. Moksha and Jemal Wade, in this time have grown as artists, as seekers, as a couple and as a family. In 2013 their amazing son was brought into the world.

Opening band: 35th Parallel

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

8/13/2017 4:00 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
Brian McCarthy Nonet - The Better Angels of Our Nature

Friday, August 18, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

“McCarthy plays and composes with palpable sensitivity… he can certainly bring heat.” — Seven Days

In his nine-piece chamber jazz ensemble work, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Vermont-based saxophonist Brian McCarthy explores popular songs of the American Civil War, and introduces original material based on figures and events of the era. A Civil War history buff, McCarthy found the era an ideal subject for a large-scale project that grew out of a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant. Inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s appeal to “the better angels of our nature’ during his inaugural address, McCarthy’s opus locates the better angels at the heart of music. As he explains, “Jazz came from the African-American experience here in America. Out of the darkness of terrible slavery, Reconstruction and Jim Crow came this really beautiful art form.” Now, McCarthy brings Better Angels of our Nature to the to Highland Center Main Stage, pairing insightful new arrangements of vintage wartime folk songs with vibrant new compositions for his skilled Nonet to explore.

Featuring:
Bill Mobley – trumpet/flugelhorn / Cameron MacManus – trombone / Brian McCarthy – Alto/Soprano Sax / Daniel Ian Smith – Tenor/Soprano Sax / Stantawn Kendrick – Tenor Sax / Andrew Gutaskas – Baritone Sax / Zaccai Curtis – Piano / Matt Aronoff – Bass / Zach Harmon – Drums

8/18/2017 7:00 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)
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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

Patrons with a current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card may register with the Highland Center box office to receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. EBT card must be presented at box office to register. Due to the verification requirements, EBT tickets are only available over the phone or in person, not online.

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

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

Patrons with a current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card may register with the Highland Center box office to receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. EBT card must be presented at box office to register. Due to the verification requirements, EBT tickets are only available over the phone or in person, not online.

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
Prydein

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, August 27, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: http://www.prydein.com/
Genre: Celtic Bagpipe Rock

Whether you call it Celtic-rock, kilt-rock, bagpipe rock, Scottish-rock or even Sham-rock, Prydein delivers a high-energy performance loved by young and old. A typical Prydein audience is a pretty even mix of folks; elementary school kids to those disenchanted youth with hair the color of toxic waste and holes in their body that they weren't born with standing next to elderly couples holding up cell phones in the air so that their middle-aged children can hear the amazing sound coming from a rock band with bagpipes. Call it what you will.....they call it fun.

Opening band: Catamount Pipe Band

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

8/27/2017 4:00 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
HCA Music Series: Willa Mamet & Paul Miller

Saturday, September 2, 7:00 PM

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

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 student

Patrons with a current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card may register with the Highland Center box office to receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. EBT card must be presented at box office to register. Due to the verification requirements, EBT tickets are only available over the phone or in person, not online.

“...fine music masterfully played and sung.” - Rob Resnik, Vermont Public Radio

Willa Mamet & Paul Miller: two voices and a guitar, like you're at the kitchen table with us. Folk, country, Americana, and grassy soul in one intimate, acoustic evening.

9/2/2017 7:00 PM
Matuto

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, September 3, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: http://matutomusic.com
Genre: Brazillian folk/bluegrass

Matuto is emerging internationally as a festival main-stage sensation. Rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections mingle on the latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound, “The Devil and The Diamond” (Motema Music; release: May 14, 2013).

Opening band: Buzzkill Abby

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

9/3/2017 4:00 PM
The Lao Tizer Band

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, September 10, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: www.laotizer.com/
Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Establishing themselves in the contemporary jazz world over the past few years, TIZER has spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 70s and early 80s heyday of jazz fusion, when trailblazing ensembles like Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report set the aesthetic standard.

Opening band: Ira Friedman Trio

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

9/10/2017 4:00 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, Dead Season
  • 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
The High and Mighty Brass Band

Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain

Sunday, September 17, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location:
Dog Mountain
143 Parks Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Admission: FREE!

Website: www.highandmightybrassband.com/
Genre:
Brass Band, Dance, Funk, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop and Afrobeat

There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band! and legends such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty have chosen them to share the stage. Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences.

Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member. Just catching a single performance will make it abundantly clear why HMBB! is known as “a party in progress!”

Opening band: NEKtones

Sponsors:
Levitt Amp, Catamount Arts, Dog Mountain, Peerlogix, uBid, Passumpsic Bank, Lake Morey Resort, Kingdom Taproom, St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital, Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, VPR, Vermont Broadcast Associates, The Point, Puffer Broadcasting, Twin State Ford

9/17/2017 4:00 PM
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

Patrons with a current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card may register with the Highland Center box office to receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. EBT card must be presented at box office to register. Due to the verification requirements, EBT tickets are only available over the phone or in person, not online.

“...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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