Thursday May 9, 2013

PUTNEY -- Susie Burke and David Surette bring their own brand of contemporary, traditional and original folk and acoustic music to Sandglass Theater on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Together since the late-’80s, Burke and Surette have built a loyal following for their music, the result of a steady stream of concert, coffeehouse and festival performances, as well as numerous recordings and participation in teaching workshops and music camps.

An evening with Burke and Surette offers a wide-range of folk and acoustic music, including a number of songs from contemporary singer/songwriters, some well-known, some a bit further off the beaten path. Traditional music is well-represented as well, with songs and instrumentals from the variety of folk traditions that thrive in New England: country blues, old-time and Americana, and Celtic music with a New England accent. And an ever-increasing collection of original material, both songs and instrumentals, demonstrate their abilities as songwriters and tune-mongers as well.

Burke’s rich, heartfelt vocals are the centerpiece of their sound, complemented by Surette’s fluid string playing. Together they play guitars, mandolin and cittern. Their performance in Putney is part of a busy spring performance schedule that is taking them around New England.

"We are really looking forward to performing in Putney" says Surette, last seen locally in the fall as part of the evening celebrating Froggy Bottom Guitars at Next Stage Arts. "We both love the Putney/Brattleboro area, and have spent a good deal of time over here visiting friends but haven’t performed over here as often as we should. So I hope folks will come out for what we hope will be an exceptional evening in a really great venue for live performance."

Tickets are $16 general and $13 for students and seniors, payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Sandglass Theater is located on Kimball Hill Road.

For more information, call 802-387-4051 or visit www.sandglasstheater.org.