Sat. July 22 at 8 PMDavid Brahinsky: Featuring Joshua, Rachel and Ed
Songs that Promote Love and Tolerance

David Brahinsky is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has been playing music from the folk tradition— from the Child Ballads to Bob Dylan—for over thirty years. One of the founders of the Roosevelt Arts Project, he has been the lead singer for The Roosevelt String Band for the last 25 years.

He plays in solo concerts throughout New Jersey, New York, and Vermont, but more often with a talented set of folk musicians and vocalists: "David Brahinsky and Friends." When he is not singing, David teaches Comparative Religion and Philosophy at Bucks County Community College. He holds a Ph.D. from Binghamton University (1976) and has been teaching a variety of courses in philosophy and world religions since 1969. He is currently a professor at Bucks County Community College in Newtown Pa.

On stage with David will be Joshua Brahinsky on bass and vocals and Rachel Brahinsky on guitar and vocals. You can find out more about him, see some videos and listen to some tunes at http://brahinsky-folkmusic.com

David
   

 

Sat. Sept. 23 at 7:30 PMWilla Mamet and Paul Miller

The music of Willa Mamet and Paul Miller is “two voices and guitar like we’re at the kitchen table with you!” With Mamet’s sultry voice and Miller’s guitar work you’ll be right there with them.

Paul Miller has played music professionally for over 40 years - with Coco and the Lonesome Road Band, Bluebird, Andy Shapiro, Breakaway, and currently in the Bluegrass Gospel Project. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, bass, and drums, and sings. Paul has produced CD’s from Jon Gailmor and Rebecca Pidgeon, and is featured as a guest artist on numerous recordings generated from the Vermont music scene.

Not to stop there, he also coordinates a Supported Employment program for Washington County Mental Health Services in central Vermont. He lives in the wilds of South Woodbury, Vermont.

Willa Mamet was born in Randolph, VT, and weighed on the pastry scale at Rainbow Sweets on her way home to Woodbury. Though she tried to major in music at school, it was just too far from the kitchen table.  Too many rules, not enough Home.  So mostly that’s how she sings.  She grew up making music with her family and community, one of whom - lucky her - was Paul Miller. Willa makes her home in Oakland, CA, but comes Home to Vermont as often as she can.

The duo has performed on the west coast and all over Vermont. Check out some of their tunes at http://www.kitchen-table-music.com/

Willa

 


Sat. Oct. 21 at 7:30 PMThe Zeichner Trio

Yasi, Oliver, and Louli Zeichner are three siblings who have grown up in the hills of central Vermont. They play traditional Irish music, and Old-Time/Appalachian music – with Louli on 4 and 5 string banjos and Celtic harp, Oliver on the penny whistle and the uilleann pipes, and Yasi on the fiddle. When they first began playing traditional music, the Zeichners didn’t intend to become a family band. However, in 2012, they became involved with Young Tradition VT (YTV), a non-profit organization providing opportunities for young people in the state to learn and perform traditional music. Through YTV, the Zeichner Trio began to play music at different festivals and benefit events across Vermont. Their first gig was at the Tunbridge History Expo, and since then the trio has played at events such as the Burlington International Festival, the New World Festival, the Celebrate Vermont Festival in Stowe, the Big E in Springfield MA, and Farmer’s Night at the Vermont Statehouse.

Throughout their musical journey, the siblings have been lucky to live in a state with a vibrant traditional music network and community. They have had support from many local, well-known musicians and session/jam networks in the state, and through organizations such as YTV and the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture in Montpelier, VT.

The Zeichner Trio has gained a reputation in the community through word of mouth as a young, up-and-coming traditional band. In addition to festival performances, they have played farmers markets, concerts, weddings, and private parties and housewarmings.

http://zeichnertriomusic.wixsite.com/zeichnertriowebsite

Trio

 


 

Sat. Nov. 4 at 7 PMSpencer Lewis with guest Eric Graham

Spencer Lewis will perform his signature combination of reflective instrumental folk grooves and his own singer-songwriter folk that rocks from his latest release From Now To Now. Lewis released his 26th instrumental album Souls in the spring of 2016 and From Now To Now this monthhis 27th official release and first studio album of original songs with vocals in 16 years

Guest musicians for this concert is Eric Graham from the group Haywire, who plays both fretless and fretted electric bass and adds another dimension to Lewis’ instrumentals and impromptu passages highlighting an improvisational energy that pervades much of Lewis’ live shows.

Spencer Lewis is a purveyor of reflective instrumental folk grooves whose signature sound combines the precision of the acoustic guitar with the sustained elegance of the violin that he performs on stage by the live-looping of guitar and violin overdubs. This method of live-looping allows him to move in unpredictable directions, often spontaneously, drawing upon the varied compositions he has amassed from his internationally known 28-album catalog. From Now To Now contains songs that reflect the personnel and universal change that surrounds us all.  His music, including links to You TubeSoundcloud and other exclusive material, can be found on his web site http://www.spencerlewismusic.com.

Musician, composer and explorer, Spencer Lewis wants “to uplift and inspire, reflect and expound, with a depth of spirit and a light in his eye.  An acoustic flat and finger picker, electric, old-time and folk-rock ~ he records and performs solo, looping with violin/guitar overdubs or with a selected members of his band the Folk Rock Project.” Lewis’s songs are a blend of classical, folk, new-age and country. His cross-flat picked guitar combines the Carter family’s ‘churck-lick,’ Mississippi John Hurt’s fluid finger-picking and Jack Elliot’s interpretive style.

Spencer
 

Sat. May 6 at 8 pmChristine Malcolm and Honey I’m Home Band

     This band brings a blend of modern folk, country, rock and blues. Christine Malcolm is a mom and singer-writer-musician living in Elmore, Vermont. Her debut recording- Crickets, Coyotes and the Big Yellow Moon is a collection of songs about small towns, big hearts, broken dreams and the endurance of hope and love. She won the 2015 Tammy Award for this album.  All roads are dirt and they all lead back home. Malcolm’s music is a blend of modern folk, country, rock and blues.

The band includes Rudy Dauth on lead guitar, mandolin and vocals. He also can be seen with the Woedoggies.  Jess Zehngut brings the violin to the sound with  Carrie Cook  on bass.

Listen to some of their tunes and find out more at http://christinemalcolm.com/listen/

 


 

SUNDAYJUNE 18 – FATHER’s DAY! Treat your dad to a special concert at 8 pm by: Hiroya Tsukamoto

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston "INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)" which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy nominee Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records ("The Other Side of the World", "Confluencia" and "Where the River Shines"). Hiroya released two solo albums ("Heartland" and "Places") from Japanese record label 333 discs.

Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally as a leader including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City and Japanese National Television. He performs more than one hundred shows a year across the US and internationally.

Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. “In terms of musicianship, Tsukamoto’s guitar work was just ridiculous. Right from the beginning of his first song, it was obvious that the folks in Bernunzio’s were in for a treat. His brand of fingerstyle guitar is so intricate, and so blazingly fast at the same time, I kept imagining how many clones I would need to make of myself to accurately replicate his sound. There were times it sounded as if there were two or three guitars playing simultaneously One song that drove that point home was his set opener, “From Coast to Coast,” a song that had some of the fastest harmonic runs I’ve heard,” wrote Trevor Lewis of the Rochester City News.

Listen to some of his tunes and see his videos at http://www.hiroyatsukamoto.com/




 

 


 

   
   
 
 
 

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