Folk duo will tour by bicycle

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BRATTLEBORO — Inspired by concerns about climate change, a local folk duo will put power to the pedal as they cycle through their next music tour this month.

Brattleboro-based fiddler and folk singer Lissa Schneckenburger is well known for her anthemic interpretations of traditional New England fiddle tunes and her recent release of original songs for foster and adoptive families. This summer she is pairing down and playing duo shows with her husband, double bassist and tenor guitar player Corey DiMario (of Crooked Still).

Although both musicians are longtime veterans of the stage, this tour marks the first time they will be traveling to each show via bicycle. They will use cargo bikes with electric assists, bringing their son, merchandise, and instruments with them. Audience members that follow suite and arrive at each concert via pedal power will be sold discounted tickets. The goal is to shift environmental conversations from that of fear and denial, to empowerment and creativity, in order to inspire others with ideas of how to move forward as a healthy society.

As Schneckenburger explains, "Many musicians are self conscious about the carbon footprint of their touring lifestyle, but uncertain how to make changes that will be sustainable both for their careers and for the environment. It's certainly challenging, but we want to be part of the solution, and I'm certain we'll have a lot of fun along the way."

Music Biking Adventure tour dates are as follows:

- Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m. at the House Concert, Greenfield, Mass. Reservations required. Contact Annie, winklerar@gmail.com for more information

- Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m. at Dunbarton Town Hall, 1004 School St, Dunbarton, N.H. Go to https://cmcdermott1.wixsite.com/dthrc/concert-series for tickets and more information

- Sunday, July 14, 7 p.m. at Monadnock Folklore Society, Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road, Nelson, N.H. Visit www.monadnockfolk.org for tickets and more information.

For more information, visit www.lissafiddle.com

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