Thursday October 4, 2012

ROCKINGHAM -- Jatoba returns to the historic Rockingham Meeting House on Sunday at 2 p.m., presented by Vermont Festivals, LLC in association with Flying Under Radar, Barnaby’s Presents and Kicking & Screaming. This is the final 2012 all-acoustic "Summer Sunday Social" concert.

Jatoba wowed the audience last year at a special benefit show for victims of Tropical Storm Irene with the coolness of the band’s "groove grass" in the context of this historic building with its unique dynamics.

Jatoba has quickly become a regional favorite with its eclectic mix of acoustic instrumentation and explosive live show performances. The band consists of three acoustic musicians -- John Jamison on mandolin. guitar, and sitar, Jeff Richardson on stand-up bass and spoons, and Jason Scaggs on guitar and banjo. Jatoba features collective songwriting, composition and extreme rhythmic/melodic improvisations.

Tickets are $18 in advance and 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. Best-in-house "Angel" seating is $25 and allows purchasers priority entry to choose their desired seats. For more information, call 802-463-9595.

The Rockingham Meeting House is located on Meeting House Road, just off Route 103, a half-mile west of Interstate 91 Exit 6.