BRATTLEBORO >> McNeill's Brewery presents contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet The Stockwell Brothers on Friday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m.
Bruce, Barry, Alan and Kelly 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 more unusual fare - Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, even neo-classical instrumentals.
Featuring 2005 Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest winner Bruce Stockwell, 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." "Tasty arrangements; brotherly harmonies, perfectly blended instruments and great songs." – Music Revue
McNeill's Brewery is located at 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Admission is $5. For information, call 802-254-2553 or visit www. stockwellbrothers.com.