BRATTLEBORO -- Twilight Music presents acoustic roots trio Coyote Grace plus Tylan from the Americana, folk/rock band Girlyman at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
At once radically progressive and unashamedly nostalgic, Coyote Grace is at the forefront of a growing movement to redefine the meanings of roots and tradition. Armed with a bevy of acoustic instruments from guitar and upright bass to banjo, mandolin, fiddle and accordion, Joe Stevens, Ingrid Elizabeth and Michael Connolly mix bluegrass and blues, soul and southern twang into a unique sound that hovers just beyond the edge of familiar. The sultry trio combines virtuosic musicianship with a humble, warm stage presence, all stemming from a history of self-invention and re-invention.
Beginning as a Seattle-based duo in 2004, Ingrid Elizabeth and Joe Stevens founded the band as street performers outside of Seattle’s Pike Place Market, using their busking proceeds to fund their first studio album "Boxes and Bags." Three more CDs followed, with "Ear To the Ground" reaching No. 6 on the folk charts of Roots Music Report in February 2011. In 2010, Coyote Grace performed three separate tours opening for and playing alongside the Indigo Girls, breaking that band’s tour records for album sales by an opening band. Coyote Grace has also performed with Girlyman, Melissa Ferrick, Chris Pureka and Lowen & Navarro.
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Tickets are $16 general, $14 for students and seniors. For reservations and information, call 802-254-9276. For more information, visit www.coyotegrace.com, www.girlyman.com and www.twilightmusic.org.