Stockwell Brothers to play in Readsboro


READSBORO >> Readsboro Arts Summer Concerts presents the contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet, The Stockwell Brothers, on Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m. in the historic EJ Bullock Building, 7012 Main St.

The music of Bruce, Barry, Alan and Kelly Stockwell 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.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Cabaret seating. Advance tickets are available by calling 802-423-5600 or

Readsboro Arts is a locally grown nonprofit arts group founded in 2006, supporting the arts in Readsboro and surrounding communities. For more information, visit

The Stockwell Brothers will also perform on Sunday, July 10, as part of Putney's 14th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts.

The seven-concert series continues every other Sunday through Aug. 21.

All concerts begin at 6 p.m. on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain.

The series is sponsored by the town of Putney, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, Green Mountain Well, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit


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