Wardsboro Curtain Call releases music schedule

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WARDSBORO — Wardsboro Curtain Call, Inc. announces the 2019 Music Series lineup for the coming months. The schedule is as follows:

- DC3: Duane Carleton Band on Saturday, May 18. Carleton's songs capture the essence of working class life. His music, a rich blend of rock, country, folk, and blues falls into the Americana genre reminiscent of John Mellencamp or Bruce Springsteen. He paints a colorful landscape with his songwriting as he covers the spectrum from poetic ballads, to upbeat rockers, to political story songs. He has opened shows and performed with such luminaries as Rick Danko of The Band, Steve Miller, ZZ Top, Gov't Mule, Don McLean, Bret Michaels, Eddie Money, Jimmy LaFave, The Smithereens, and Steve Forbert. http://www.duanecarleton.com

- The Wyld Nightz Band, June 21, for Wardsboro Curtain Call's annual dance party. The Wyld Nightz Band was formed over 10 years ago in Brattleboro. Founding members Michael McKinney (guitar, trumpet, vocals) and Jeff Brewer (guitar, vocals) work to emphasize dance music with exciting ensemble playing. Fred "Freighttrain" Epstein (drums) and Matt Martyn (bass guitar) anchor the rhythm section, while keyboard duties and vocals are covered by Tony Speranza. Anthony Speranza Jr. appears regularly on alto and tenor saxophones. With over 150 years of combined performing experience, The Wyld Nightz Band has won best band honors in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the Best of Brattleboro Reader's Choice Awards. Doors open at 6 p.m. for this show which includes a potluck supper; admission is $15. www.wyldnightzband.com

- The Stockwell Brothers, July 20. Bruce, Barry and Alan Stockwell's bluegrass 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 ballads, full tilt breakdowns and traditional mandolin tubes mixed in with more unusual fare - Americana melodies riding world bear grooves and Celtic, jazzy, even new-classical instrumentals. www.stockwellbrothers.com

- Patty Carpenter, September 21. Carpenter is a pillar of the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band (DFJB), a foursome who stretches their biological connections to deliver an incomparable Jazz/ Americana/ Soul/ Folk sound. On September 21, Carpenter will perform a solo show, bringing her jazz and blues sound to Wardsboro. She studied Jazz at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with Archie Shepp and Max Roach, and was heavily influenced by many women artists from Joan Baez and Roseanne Cash to Billie Holiday and Carmen McCrae. dfjbmusic.com/

- Marty Wendell, Rockabilly Hall of Famer, October 19. Wendell is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in early rock and country music to R&B and folk including Carl Perkins, John Anderson, The Hager Twins, Arlo Gutherie, The Platters and Shirley Alston Reeves to name a few... and Johnny Cash. www.martywendell.com/

All shows are in the Wardsboro Town Hall Caf , Main Street, and feature refreshments and BYOB. Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $10. Music begins at 7 p.m. For more information, email kwkmdavis@yahoo.com or call 802-896-6810.

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