PUTNEY -- Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present folk/rock icon Jonathan Edwards plus singer/songwriter Lisa McCormick and newgrass trio The Stockwell Brothers at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, on Friday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m.
In addition to opening the concert with sets of their own, McCormick and The Stockwell Brothers, who have each toured with Edwards in the past, will join him onstage for part of the concert.
Since 1971, Edwards has released 15 albums, collaborated with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Cheryl Wheeler and The Seldom Scene, and shared the stage with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band and B.B. King to Jesse Colin Young and Don McLean. Edwards is perhaps best known for his 1971 hit "Sunshine," a fierce proclamation of protest and independence that resonated with thousands and thousands of frustrated and angry young men and women throughout the ‘70s.
McCormick is a mainstay of the indie singer/songwriter underground, where her strong, clear voice and smart, sexy lyrics have earned her a loyal following.
Featuring 2005 Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest winner Bruce Stockwell, newgrass and contemporary folk trio The Stockwell Brothers have performed alongside artists from Bill Monroe to Mary-Chapin Carpenter to Asleep At The Wheel, recorded with Mike Auldridge and Phil Rosenthal of the bluegrass supergroup The Seldom Scene.
Tickets for this concert are $22 general, $20 for students
For ticket reservations and information, call 802-254-9276. Advance tickets are available at In The Moment Records in Brattleboro, Offerings Jewelry in Putney and at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion kick off Rockingham Meetinghouse Series
ROCKINGHAM -- Vermont Festivals, LLC, in association with Flying Under Radar and Kicking & Screaming launch a series of acoustic Summer Sunday Social concerts at the 200-year old Rockingham Meeting House with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion on Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m.
Guthrie and Irion have accomplished a great deal in the six years since they formed their musical partnership. Between the release of their 2005 debut album "Exploration," and their new, full-length "Bright Examples," they’ve undertaken a busy tour schedule both as a duo and as part of the "Guthrie Family Rides Again"" tour (with Sarah Lee’s dad, Arlo Guthrie). They’ve also released the children’s album "Go Waggaloo," a live DVD titled "Folk Song," a solo album by Johnny and brought two fresh folksingers into the world (their daughters Olivia and Sophia).
Doors for the show open at 1:30 p.m. The Rockingham Meeting House is located on Meeting House Road, just off Route 103. Tickets are available at Village Square Booksellers and Fat Franks in Bellows Falls, Turn it Up! in Brattleboro, Misty Valley Books in Chester, as well as at brattleborotix.com. For information, call 802-463-9595.