Stockwell Brothers to perform at Next Stage

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PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary bluegrass and folk quartet The Stockwell Brothers at the Next Stage Cafe on Saturday at 7 p.m. To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, JD McCliments Pub will offer an Irish dinner starting at 6 p.m., while the Stockwells will explore the connections between folk/bluegrass music and the music of Ireland.

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 trio have released two albums, Stobro and Leave My Dreams Alone.

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill. Admission is by a $10 suggested donation at the door. Next Stage will provide a wine and beer cash bar. For information, call 802-387-0102. For more information, visit www.stockwellbrothers.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.




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