Music: Nomad vs. Settler

Next Stage Arts Project to present the young band at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Information at

Nomad vs. Settler at Next Stage

PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project is delighted to present the young band Nomad vs. Settler at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT, on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm. (The newly-renovated Next Stage has a great dance floor, the use of which will be strongly encouraged at this event!) Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Nomad vs. Settler (NvS) came together in the summer of 2014 when Putney School freshman Archer Parks (lead guitar) and BAMS 8th-grader Rei Kimura (vocals, rhythm guitar) began collaborating to see what kind of music they could create. The duo soon added bassist/guitarist Owen James (7th grade, Hilltop Montessori) and most recently, drummer Milou Rigollaud (a junior at Four Rivers Charter School), creating undeniable youthful chemistry and magnetism.

In November, 2015, Nomad vs. Settler took the top prize in Brattleboro Youth Services' bi-annual Battle of the Bands: 10 hours of studio recording time donated by David Snyder of Guilford Sound. The band completed the recording of their debut CD, a compilation of five original songs that highlight the range and complexity of NVS's repertoire.

NVS has performed at a variety of venues around the region, including appearances at the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center and The Strolling of the Heifers, as well as opening appearances with The Snaz at Headroom Stages, the Brattleboro Museum of Art, and The Rendezvous, and with the Fantastic Partnerz at The Stone Church.

Nomad vs. Settler's music has vast range and jaw-dropping maturity . Their intricate rhythms are infused with Parks's haunting guitar riffs, James's soulful bass lines, and layered with Kimura's uniquely warm and low vocal tones. NVS enthralls audiences with keenly original compositions, creative arrangements and superb craft from each member. This exciting young band can and should be seen by music lovers of all ages.

Winner of the 2014 ArtPlace America Grant, Next Stage Arts Project has re-opened with a newly-renovated, accessible, state of the art facility. Next Stage is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Putney's cultural and economic village center through the programming, development and operation of Next Stage. Since its founding in early 2011, NSAP has hosted hundreds of events including classical, folk, and popular music concerts, films, theater and a spoken word series.

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