JAMAICA >> Step back in time on Saturday when the historic Jamaica Town Hall is the venue for some traditional American music performed by The Speckers followed by Carling and Will. The Speckers are an old-time family trio with fiddler John Specker and his two daughters Lila and Ida Mae, who play folk music the way it should be played, with heart. The Speckers are a vital force in the "mountain-music" revival. Taking a stand for honest, fresh music-making, nothing beats the way this father and daughters trio drives a live audience to a near-frenzy. As John is fond of saying, "We can take you there, but we can't promise to bring you back." Get out your dancing shoes and prepare to levitate!
The Speckers will be sharing the bill with Carling and Will who are a traditional folk duo based out of southern Vermont. Both are multi-instrumentalists combining unique melodic instrumentation with an old-time sound. William previously played banjo in Vermont-based bluegrass/Americana band Gold Town. Carling Berkhout is currently studying creative writing and music at Bennington College and has recently finished a seven week internship with Smithsonian Folkways Records. Carling and Will are releasing an EP in the fall, available for digital download on Bandcamp as well as carlingandwill.com.
Doors will be open at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7:30 p.m. This is a family friendly event with tickets only $10 and proceeds to benefit the Jamaica Community Arts Council.
At Jamaica's Town Hall on VT Rte. 30