ROCKINGHAM -- The next Summer Sunday Socials Series at the Rockingham Meeting House features "newgrass" and local contemporary folk trio The Stockwell Brothers on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m.
The Stockwell Brothers are Vermont’s longest running folk/bluegrass group. Bruce, Barry and Alan Stockwell’s music spans traditional and progressive styles, but their trademark acoustic sound features new singer/songwriter material recast with banjo, alternative rhythms and three-part harmonies.
They cover straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger-picked acoustic guitar ballads, full-tilt breakdowns and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with unusual fare -- Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, even neo-classical instrumentals.
The Stockwell Brothers have performed alongside artists from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs to Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Jonathan Edwards and Asleep At The Wheel, recorded with Mike Auldridge and Phil Rosenthal of the bluegrass supergroup The Seldom Scene, and toured throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe.
As a trio, they have released two albums, "Stobro" and "Leave My Dreams Alone."
Tickets are available in downtown Bellows Falls at Village Square Booksellers and Shona Grill, or via brattleborotix.com. Tickets are $18 advance, $20 door; Angel tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
For more information, call Vermont Festivals at 802-463-9595, or visit www.vermontfestivalsllc.com.