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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Twangtown Paramours return to Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
“The Twangtown Paramours bring a blend of thought provoking lyrics with angelic vocals combined with well accomplished musicians. What more could you ask for?”
– Dennis Double, Co-host Writer's Block, WDVX-FM, Knoxville, TN

The music of The Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This acoustic duo, made up of MaryBeth Zamer and Mike T. Lewis, is known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. They can be heard at Brandon Music on October 10 at 7:30.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Ben Cosgrove comes to Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Ben Cosgrove is a composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist based here in New England. He performs regularly both as a solo artist and as a sideman, tours widely all over the country, writes scores for films, plays, radio, and television, and has produced several well-received albums of original instrumental music. Ben's performances are at once dazzling and intimate, the music both delicate and commanding. Hear him at Brandon Music on October 3 at 7:30.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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International pianist Andreas Boyde to play at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Hailed by the critics as Monsieur 100,000 Volts, pianist Andreas Boyde's performances have electrified audiences worldwide. The sought-after classical pianist's wide-ranging repertoire encompasses all major areas of the piano literature. At his Brandon Music performance on September 26 at 7:30pm, Boyde will perform Beethoven's ‘Moonlight Sonata', Claude Debussy's ‘Images' and Modest Mussorgsky's ‘Pictures at an Exhibition', a composition which has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Rupert Wates performs at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
According to FAME, Rupert Wates is "One gifted s.o.b". The singer-songwriter plays live at Brandon Music on September 19 at 7:30.

Originally from London, Rupert has been in the U.S. since 2006 where he has won more than 30 songwriting awards, was voted an Artist Of The Year 2013 by the international house concert network Concerts In Your Home, and in 2015 he was recognized as the network's most booked performer, having secured over 100 dates through their website.  

For reservations call Brandon Music at (802) 247-4295.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Brandon Music presents 9 Horses

 

Brandon, VT -
9 Horses' fusion of classical, jazz, and Americana styles is a distillation of their separate influences into one unique voice.  The trio, comprised of Joe Brent (mandolin), Sara Caswell (violin) and Shawn Conley (bass), all leading lights on their own instruments, create a unique and gorgeous blend of instrument virtuosity. All three hail from a classical background, but Brent's indie-pop sensibility, combined with Caswell's jazz-inspired lyricism and Conley's extraordinary skill, taken together are a breathtaking display of color, melody, and rhythmic drive.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Rhythm Future Quartet plays at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions that draw from rhythms heard around the world. The Boston Globe says “Rhythm Future Quartet breaks new ground for Gypsy jazz”. The group performs at Brandon Music on September 5 at 7:30pm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Jazz with the John Funkhouser Trio at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
John Funkhouser returns to Brandon Music with his trio, playing an energetic, accessible blend of modern jazz, funk, blues, 20th century classical, Indian classical, and European and American folk music. Although the band consists of the standard jazz trio instrumentation of piano, bass and drums, the sound of the band is anything but standard. In fact, the group's blend creates a funky, groove-oriented, fresh and original sound that stretches the limits of traditional jazz. The Trio performs at Brandon Music on August 29 at 7:30pm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Brandon Music presents the Piazzolla Project

 

Brandon, VT -
The Piazzolla Project brings together the talents of four unique musicians to explore the diverse sounds of Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla's “Nuevo Tango”. At Brandon Music on August 22 at 7:30pm, tango fans will recognize the famous milonga "Oblivion" and the haunting song "Los Pajaros Perdidos," among other favorites arranged and adapted for and by the Piazzolla Project musicians.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Missiquoi River Band comes to Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
The Northern Vermont band brings traditional and original bluegrass music to Brandon Music on August 15 at 7:30pm. The group features Patrick Murphy and Jim and Cindy Weed, the songwriting and vocal backbone of the band. Their unique three-part harmony arrangements are masterfully backed up by David Gusakov a well-seasoned picker adding to the innovative instrumentals.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Snake Mountain Bluegrass & the Connor Sisters at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Come back to Brandon Music for an energetic evening of bluegrass music with the very popular collaboration between Snake Mountain Bluegrass and the Connor Sisters. Guests to past performances know the groups are highly entertaining with vocal, instrumental, and original songwriting talents , plus a great sense of humor, onstage banter and of course banjo jokes! Snake Mountain and the Connor Sisters return to Brandon Music on August 1 at 7:30pm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Brandon Music presents Hiroya Tsukamoto

 

Brandon, VT -
One-of-a-kind Japanese composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter, Hiroya Tsukamoto creates evocative images through his music, taking listeners with him on scenic journeys of melody and rhythm. The Groove says "his music is earthy, organic and an amalgam of elements imported from diverse genres."  Hear his unique  sound, a hypnotic blending of folk, jazz and world music at Brandon Music on July 25 at 7:30pm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Britt Connors & Bourbon Renewal at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
The members of Bourbon Renewal are no stranger to Brandon Music, as regular visitors will know them as members of the John Funkhouser Quartet, but this concert marks Britt Connor's debut performance at the unique Brandon venue. Hear their blend of blues, folk, and country with jazz voicings and pop sensibilities live on July 18 at 7:30pm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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The Jocelyn Pettit Band at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Hailing from the West Coast of British Columbia, Jocelyn Pettit is a vibrant fiddle player, stepdancer, singer and composer. Jocelyn delivers an engaging and uplifting performance of original and traditional music inspired from the Canadian and Celtic cultures of Cape Breton, Québec, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany (FRA), and Galicia (ESP). She and her band perform at Brandon Music on July 11 at 7:30pm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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The Yabuno Ettun Project back at Brandon Music by popular demand

 

Brandon, VT -
Haruka Yabuno and Ehud Ettun first met when they arrived in the U.S. four years ago; they didn't then have a common language to speak, so music became their first shared language. The piano and bass duo known as the Yabuno Ettun Project are returning to Brandon Music on June 27th at 7:30pm for their third performance. After their debut concert in August 2014, Brandon Music was eager to get them back to share the astounding talent of these two young, accomplished musicians again. Now by popular demand, they return just before they set off on a tour of their home countries.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Brandon Music presents the Northern Third Piano Quartet

 

Brandon, VT -
The  Northern Third Piano Quartet  returns to Brandon Music to perform a powerful musical program on June 20th at 7:30pm. This program includes solo and duo music of Mozart, Shostakovich, the U.S. premiere of Middlebury composer Jorge Martin's “Don't Know Yet”, and Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47, one of the greatest works in the piano quartet repertoire.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Gypsy Reel comes to Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
The high energy, stirring music of Gypsy Reel comes to Brandon Music on June 13th at 7:30pm. The band plays tunes rooted in the Celtic tradition but garnered from the whole world.  Their music is an exciting synthesis of world rhythms and influences from three continents.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Chamber music with Arioso at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
On May 30, at 7:30pm, Central Vermont's acclaimed chamber music ensemble performs at Brandon Music with varied music for piano, voice, and viola. At this spring concert, Arioso will perform music of Henry Purcell, J.S. Bach, Charles Ives, and Rebecca Clarke, plus two works by Vermont composers, the ‘Romance for viola and piano' by Jacob Morton-Black, and the ‘Cheese Songs', a delightful and moving song cycle by Worcester composer, Michael Close. Highlighting new works by contemporary Vermont composers is the mission of Arioso.  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2015
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Sarah Blacker live at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Boston's “Sundress Rocker,” comes back to Brandon Music for a release party for her new album ‘In Waves' on May 23 at 7:30pm before embarking on a national tour. The album is Sarah Blacker's strongest songwriting and playing to date. The songs artfully span rock, pop, indie folk, and Americana fused together with her signature vocal sound and stacked vocal harmonies.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Singer-songwriter Emily Mure at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Classically informed singer-songwriter, Emily Mure makes a welcome return to Brandon Music May 16th at 7:30pm. Her previous appearance with her trio wowed the audience with its virtuoso mix of folk and classical sounds. This concert follows a songwriting workshop Emily is leading at the Compass Music and Arts Center from 10:00am-3:00pm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Mother's Day High Tea at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
A “not to be missed” event happens at Brandon Music on Mother's Day, May 10 from 11:30am - 5:00pm. Treat your mom or other special person in your life to English High Tea while listening to the melodic tunes of pianist, Fred Barnes. English High Tea will be served with a complimentary glass of champagne, Claridge's style. The idea for English High Tea dates back to a lifelong friend of Queen Victoria who was looking for a means of avoiding hunger pangs in the long gap between an early lunch and a late supper. Claridge's is the London hotel that is best known for its culinary heritage for close to 150 years. You will have no hunger pangs as you feast on a pot of tea, crumpets, finger sandwiches, scones, pastries of all kinds and strawberry trifle.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4 , 2015
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Vermont Virtuosi's ‘Trio con Brio' comes to Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Vermont Virtuosi – “one of the state's preeminent professional chamber music ensembles” [Barre-Montpelier Times Argus] – continues its 2015 season with a concert for flute, clarinet, and piano at Brandon Music on May 2nd at 7:30pm. Trio con Brio will feature f lutist and artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer, clarinetist Karen Luttik, and pianist Claire Black performing works of the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st century by Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Francis Poulenc, Michael Webster, and Vermont composer David Gunn.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Brandon Music Presents Blackbird

 

Brandon, VT -
There will be a welcome return to Brandon Music for local duo Blackbird, after their 2014 concert thrilled the audience with their lively tunes and interaction. The duo, made up of Rachel Clark and Bob DeMarco perform traditional Celtic and Scandinavian music as well as tunes of their own creation on April 25th at 7:30pm. Fiddle, Irish flute, whistles, accordion, cittern, piano, guitar and vocals are combined in myriad ways to serve up memorable live music. Their albums, Whistle and Sing and Good Morning, Good Night have both received critical acclaim. Whistle and Sing was awarded “Traditional Album of the Year” in 2013 by the Barre Times Argus/Rutland Herald.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20 , 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Heliand Consort at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music proudly presents the Heliand Consort on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30pm. The Heliand Consort is a dynamic group of virtuoso musicians who perform engaging classical music, from the baroque era through 20 th century and contemporary repertoire. While the core ensemble consists of musicians on flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano, each season they appear in a variety of configurations often with guest artists.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12 , 2015
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Brandon Music presents Will Woodson and Eric McDonald with special guest Tim Cummings

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music presents the dynamic duo of Will Woodson and Eric McDonald on Saturday, April 11 at 7:30pm. Joining them will be special guest Tim Cummings. Woodson and McDonald are known as two of the finest young proponents of Scottish music. Cummings, a Vermont-based composer and multi-instrumentalist shares an uncommon hybrid of traditional folk styles – primarily Scottish and Appalachian.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2015
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The Michele Fay Band to play at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music is pleased to present a return performance of the Michele Fay Band on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30pm. The Michele Fay Band is a compelling and captivating ensemble featuring original and Americana music that brings forth a comfortable groove of folk, swing, and bluegrass-influenced songs. Fay's heartfelt lyrics are woven seamlessly together as she delivers with a crystal clear, authentic voice accompanied by guitar, fiddle, bass and banjo. Art Edelstein, music critic for the Times Argus, says Fay's singing is as “smooth as a dollop of cream with your morning coffee … Fay has a knack for writing songs that are heartfelt without being too self-conscious.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2015
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Yabuno Ettun Project returns to Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
A unique musical experience is in store for the audience on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm when Brandon Music welcomes back the Yabuno Ettun Project. Ehud Ettun, bassist, and Haruka Yabuno, pianist, describe their music as “simple, but unique, and fun.” The two young masters see their music as the next level of conversation. Their improvisatory music is on the line between classical and jazz with a mixture of Baroque esthetics and contemporary jazz.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2015
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Acoustic Double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case returns to Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Following a very successful performance last year, which left the audience exhilarated, exhausted, amazed and enthralled, Ian Ethan Case will give a second not-to-be-missed performance at Brandon Music on Saturday, March 14th at 7:30pm. Ian is only about one of five musicians worldwide to tackle the acoustic double-necked guitar in earnest. Drawing on a diverse musical background that saw Ian taking piano lessons at the age of five and later studying the drums, orchestral percussion, saxophone, electric guitar and bass, he naturally moved into playing this extraordinary, seldom-seen instrument.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2015
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Reed, Rosin and Pedal at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music welcomes Reed, Rosin and Pedal (RRP), a Vermont classical music trio, on Saturday, February 28, at 7:30pm.

Reed, Rosin and Pedal features artistic director Wesley Christensen on clarinet, Laura Markowitz, violin and Melody Puller, piano. The group was formed in 2012 and is made up of Vermont musicians from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the greater Burlington area. Whether playing the wild notes of Bartok or the smooth and flowing lines of Khachaturian; RRP's mission is to promote the music of this unique combination of instruments.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2015
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Brandon Music presents the DuPont Brothers

 

Brandon, VT -
Join us on Saturday, February 21 at 7:30pm for a concert of “stop-in-your-tracks” music. Zack and Sam DuPont have been described by Fay Grant of The Mountaineer as “deeply passionate old souls with a new and refreshing take on contemporary folk-pop music.” Lush finger-style guitar work is complimented by elegant prose and a vocal blend that could only be matched by blood relation. The sound is Vermont-made Folk-Americana.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2015
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Brandon Music presents Sarah Stone and Fred Barnes on Valentine's Day

 

Brandon, VT -
Back by popular demand, Brandon Music presents jazz piano/vocalist duo Fred Barnes and Sarah Stone on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14 th at 7:30! Packaging romantic standards by greats like Ira and George Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Rodgers and Hart and so many more, an evening with Sarah and Fred is a perfect fit for the most romantic holiday of the year.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 24, 2014
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Brandon Music Welcomes Zak Trojano

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music presents musician and songwriter, Zak Trojano on Saturday, January 24 at 7:30pm. Trojano grew up in the woods of New Hampshire where he was influenced by his father and grandfather's musicality. Though they were drummers, Trojano took up guitar and cultivated his talent for writing melodies. “Brilliant and humble, he presents every note and melody, plating each song with a drizzle and a garnish, oddly arranged with layers of his dynamic vocals wafting in the air above it all. The delivery won't just tempt you, it will make you hungry for more,” says Wicked Cool Music.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17 , 2014
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Russian Duo to perform at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Saturday, January 17 at 7:30pm, the Russian Duo will perform at Brandon Music. Russian Duo is an international project, born out of a love of traditional music and classical elegance. Oleg Kruglyakov, a balalaika virtuoso, and Terry Boyarsky, a masterful pianist, have teamed up for exuberant performances of soulful, passionate music. The Hartford Advocate newspaper writes, “explosive talent… see these dazzling musicians in action.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10 , 2014
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Jazz fusion band Eight 02 returns to Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music welcomes back the popular jazz fusion band, Eight 02 on Saturday, January 10 at 7:30pm. Eight 02 describes themselves as a “post-Bop contemporary jazz fusion group with a particular knack for improvisational risk-taking”. This band is a combination between founding members of Picture This and current members of the critically acclaimed Kilimanjaro. Their sound has been described as a mix of contemporary jazz with a decidedly fresh fusion flavor. With an emphasis on melodic architecture that is balanced by raw-spirited improvisation, Lou D'Antonio (Jazz Spectrum 104.7, WCNS The Point) said it best: “beyond category, beautiful; tremendously accessible and exciting”.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2014
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Christmas concert at Brandon Music featuring Dickerson and Nop

 

Brandon, VT -
Matthew Dickerson and Susan Nop join us here at Brandon Music on Saturday, December 20th at 7:30pm to present a concert celebrating their Christmas CD “The Brilliant Whiteness of Snow”. This harmony-rich lyric-oriented Americana music duo brings together influences of folk, bluegrass, blues, gospel, country and the singer-songwriter tradition with a unique mix of their originals. They will perform a variety of other songs and covers of their favorite artists such as Over the Rhine, Pierce Pettis, Buddy and Julie Miller. Nop (piano, accordion, vocals) and Dickerson (guitar, bass, harmonica, vocals) will be joined by Dutton Smith (bass, violin, percussion, vocals).

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2014
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Holiday jazz and love songs with
Sarah Stone and Fred Barnes at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Sarah Stone and Fred Barnes are bringing holiday jazz to Brandon Music on December 13, at 7:30pm. The duo will perform holiday classics with a jazz twist as well as some great jazz standards that are new to their repertoire.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2014
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St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music is delighted to welcome, all the way from Russia, the vocal group, the St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble on Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Ensemble offers a program that helps introduce audiences to Russian spiritual music, as well as to get acquainted with the unforgettable diversity of picturesque and expressive Russian folk songs. The program will include Sergei Rachmaninoff's “All Night Vigil (also referred to as Vespers), Opus 37” and Nikolay Kedrov's setting of “The Lord's Prayer”. A few of the Russian folk songs include “In the Dark Woods”, “Barynya”, “I'm Alone When Entering the Road”, a poem by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, the most important Russian poet after Pushkin's death in 1837, and the “Song of the Volga Boatmen”, possibly the best known folk song in the world.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24 , 2014
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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John Funkhouser's Quartet returns to Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
On Saturday, November 22, Brandon Music welcomes back The John Funkhouser Quartet, a band of Musicians without Borders. With influences as wide ranging as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, and Ravi Shankar, the Quartet “employs  complex rhythms, deep soulful moments, rock and passion and sensitivity” ( Bebop Spoken Here ). Each of Funkhouser's expansive compositions inhibits a unique universe, while the band seamlessly integrates composed music with improvisation into “a whirling dervish of sound and light” (Bop-n-Jazz.com).

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15 , 2014
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Veteran guitarist, Paul Asbell to play at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music is the scene on Saturday, November 15th at 7:30 for outstanding musician Paul Asbell on acoustic guitar. Asbell will be playing twists on blues and jazz standards, old-timey country-based themes and original pieces from the “American roots” tradition.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10 , 2014
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Swing Noire plays at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Join us on Saturday, November 8th at 7:30pm as Brandon Music presents Swing Noire, Vermont's acoustic Hot Club style quartet. Swing Noire invokes the energy of a swinging 1930s jazz club and transports audiences back to the early days of jazz with their unique take on Hot Swing in the spirit of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Their music “will entrance and surprise you”.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3 , 2014
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The Ann Hutchins Band performs at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music is proud to present the Ann Hutchins Band on Saturday, November 1 at 7:30pm. This familiar group of talented musicians will play a fun mix of Latin, Swing and R&B, featuring songs by Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and Kurt Weill. Jazz and pop standards from the 1950's and 1960's will also be in the mix, as well as some of Hutchins' own original songs.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2014
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Brandon Music presents the Emily Mure Trio

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music is fortunate once again to welcome Emily Mure, singer-songwriter. The Emily Mure Trio, with Audrey Q. Snyder on cello and Emily DiAngelo on oboe and English horn, combines Emily's folk style singing and songwriting with classical instrumentation. They perform Saturday, October 18 at 7:30pm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2014
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Songsmith, David Berkeley, to perform at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Itinerant songsmith and author David Berkeley went out into the sagebrush and cactus of New Mexico and found his head was similarly ablaze. It is in this location that he writes songs capable of both breaking and mending the heart. Brandon Music will have a superlative evening of music when Berkeley performs on Saturday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17 , 2014
Press contact: Edna Sutton
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Flute performance by Vermont Virtuosi at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Vermont Virtuosi, Vermont's dynamic chamber music series, continues its innovative programming with a concert for multiple flutes at Brandon Music on October 10th at 7:30pm. The Times Argus says the ensemble, which is led by artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer, presents “intriguing programs expertly played”.

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September 10 , 2014
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Twangtown Paramours live at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
The music of the Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This acoustic duo is known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. They have performed at nationally recognized venues such as Uncle Calvin's in Dallas, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, and the Bluebird Café in Nashville. They perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, October 4th at 7:30pm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2014
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Brandon Music presents Rick Ceballos & Matt Witten

 

Brandon, VT -
An evening of finger-strumming, toe-tapping, good old-fashioned folk music is promised on September 20, at 7:30pm when Rick Ceballos and Matt Witten perform at Brandon Music.

Together, Ceballos and Witten provide a wide range of folk music traditions. From early African banjo blues to their own modern compositions with Irish, French, Galician and whatever else moves them at the moment. Their music is played on a variety of banjos, squeezeboxes and rhythm instruments, all presented in a highly entertaining style.

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August 22, 2014
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Woodchuck's Revenge at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music is ushering in the fall music scene with a performance by Vermont's favorite, Woodchuck's Revenge. Join us on Saturday, September 13 at 7:30pm for Woodchuck's traditional and contemporary folksongs. Their repertoire, which has been described as encyclopedic, ranges from New England fiddle tunes to modern cowboy songs; from Irish ballads to folk, blues and bluegrass. Songs about Vermont Mountains and life in New England are staples of the group's performances, along with a healthy dose of humor and a growing number of original songs.

For reservations call Brandon Music at (802) 465-4071.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2014
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Claude Bourbon to play at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music presents Claude Bourbon, highly acclaimed acoustic guitar player, on Sunday, September 7th at 7:30pm. Born in France in the early 60s, Bourbon who has a reputation as a formidable performer, grew up in Switzerland where he was classically trained. His playing is firmly rooted in classical Spanish guitar; however he stretches the genre with a vast array of influences, east and west, ancient and modern. According to Maverick Magazine, “Bourbon is highly acclaimed for his finger-picking style and plucking, picking and strumming at such speed that his fingers seem to appear just as a blur”.

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August 12, 2014
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Brandon Music Presents Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings

 

Brandon, VT -
The dynamic duo of Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, September 6th at 7:30pm. They play music that is deeply rooted in the Northeastern United States, bringing together the diverse heritage of New England dance tunes, yet have branches that extend across the Atlantic.

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August 7, 2014
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Point CounterPoint Faculty returns to Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Members of Lake Dunmore's Point CounterPoint faculty will perform a chamber music concert at Brandon Music on August 29th at 7pm to benefit the Compass Music and Arts Foundation. Performing are, Anton Miller (violin), Rita Porfiris (viola), Lawrence Zoernig (cello), Gili Sharett (bassoon) and Arielle Levioff (piano). The evening's program will include George Philipp Telemann's Sonata for Bassoon in F Minor; Manuel Ponce's Sonata a duo, for Violin and Viola; Peter Winkler's Gili's Music, for Bassoon and Cello; and Joaquín Turina's Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 67.

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July 24, 2014
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Pianist Dan Kennedy to play at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music welcomes Dan Kennedy, composer, pianist and recording artist on Saturday, August 16, at 7:30pm. Classically trained, Kennedy got his start playing New Age/Contemporary Instrumental music at Oberlin College's Cat-in-the-Cream Coffeehouse. Now his music can be heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio (“Spa”) and his new album ‘Intuition' reached #7 on the ZMR Top 100, an international chart.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2014
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The Yabuno Ettun Project comes to Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
The improvisatory and “conversational” Yabuno Ettun Project (YEP) performs at Brandon Music on August, 2nd at 7:30pm.

YEP is a highly creative collaboration between Japanese pianist Haruka Yabuno and Israeli bassist Ehud Ettun. The duo describes their music as “on the line between classical and jazz with a mixture of Baroque esthetics and contemporary jazz”.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2014
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The Jonathan Lorentz Trio with special guest Bear Irwin

 

Brandon, VT -
Jonathan Lorentz returns to Brandon Music on Saturday July 26th . Known primarily as a jazz saxophonist, Lorentz is currently performing gospel, spirituals, and blues, a concept he calls the “Soul Revival.”

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June 10, 2014
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Maple Jam performs at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Vermont's own a cappella jazz octet, specializing in Grade A Fancy vocal arrangements of sweet love songs and swinging big band favorites, returns to Brandon Music on July 12th at 7:30pm. Maple Jam sings a range of 4 to 8 part a cappella music in close harmony. The Brandon Music program will include Splanky, Birdland, Moonlight in Vermont, Waltz for Debby, L'il Darlin', Milonga del Angel and many other popular tunes.

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May 28, 2014
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The Northern Third Piano Quartet at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
The Northern Third Piano Quartet performs a varied chamber music program at Brandon Music on June 21st, including Brahms' Piano Quartet in C, Op. 60, a masterpiece of the chamber music repertoire, as well as the Mozart Duo in G for violin and viola, and the Piston Duo for viola and cello. Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. 66 rounds out this exciting concert to celebrate the first day of summer.

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May 23, 2014
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Brandon Music presents the David Vandervort Quartet

 

Brandon, VT -
A dynamic quartet that highlights the multitude of sonic possibilities available within small jazz combos, the David Vandervort Quartet grew out of impromptu jam sessions, gigs and events in the jazz community around upstate New York. Improvisation plays a strong part in their shows, drawing on an extremely diverse array of influences which creates a unique experience for each song. The quartet performs June 14th at Brandon Music.

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May 15, 2014
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Cellist Jari Piper performs at Brandon Music

 

Brandon, VT -
Faithful to his classical training, cellist, Jari Piper has eclectic musical taste that has brought him a wide variety of genres and styles. Jari is part of the new wave of young musicians who are showing the world that art music belongs both in and outside the concert hall, performing New Music that will bend your ears in ways that you did not think possible (and you'll like it). Jari performs at Brandon Music on Saturday, June 7th at 7:30pm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2014
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Hiroya Tsukamoto & Satoshi Takeishi

 

Brandon, VT -
A unique duo playing the acoustic guitar and percussion, Hiroya Tsukamoto and Satoshi Takeishi, create original music which is sometimes described as "Cinematic acoustic music" incorporating folk, jazz and world influences. Hear them perform at Brandon Music on May 31st at 7:30.

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May 1 , 2014
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Brandon Music Presents Eight 02

 

Brandon, VT -
Come to Brandon Music on Saturday, May 24th to experience Eight 02, performing “some of the freshest contemporary jazz you'll hear all year”, according to Smoothjazz.com.

Eight 02 has a unique sound they call “accessible fusion”, a blending of the best elements of both smooth and fusion jazz. This approach struck a chord with listeners as  Eight 02  hit #5 on the Smoothjazz.com charts in 2013.

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April 24, 2014
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Snake Mountain Bluegrass and The Connor Sisters


Brandon, VT -
Snake Mountain Bluegrass uses both a traditional and more modern approach to their bluegrass style, from hard driving “breakdowns” to softer, folk-type arrangements. Brandon Music presents them along with the talented Connor Sisters on Saturday, May 17 th at 7:30pm.

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April 17, 2014
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Mother's Day High Tea featuring Fred Barnes


Brandon, VT -
For Mother's Day, Brandon Music presents a traditional English style High Tea, featuring the music of Fred Barnes. Fred will serenade diners with music from the 1920s era as might have been heard on ‘Downton Abbey', plus the light tunes and romantic ballads he is known for.

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April 11, 2014
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Sarah Blacker at Brandon Music


Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music is again proud to present Sarah Blacker, the 2013 New England Music Awards ‘Female Performer of the Year'. She will perform May 3rd , at 7:30 p.m.

Sarah's heart-felt version of songwriting has been coined “Sundress rock”, and she was said to be “one of the brighter artists to grab our attention recently”, by national Roots publication, No Depression. The Boston Herald's Jed Gottlieb called her “Boston's delightful folk nymph”, yet he also said, “Sarah Blacker makes some of the most interesting folk music in Boston – mostly by making folk the starting point and reaching out toward rock, Americana and prog.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2014
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Tricky Britches return to Brandon Music


Brandon, VT -
With their down-home harmonies and dirty licks, Portland-based band Tricky Britches return to Brandon Music on Saturday, April 26th, at 7:30pm. The string band is the product of mountain music, rockabilly, and country swing all thrown together into one room, to create something uniquely uplifting. Fiddle and mandolin tear through honky-tonk rhythms, while lonesome harmonies pull the audience in until a spontaneous dance explosion occurs.

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March 27, 2014
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Rupert Wates comes to Brandon Music


Brandon, VT -
Audiences everywhere (and we do mean everywhere!) respond to Rupert Wates' brand of melodic art/folk. "This is one gifted S.O.B., throwing off song after affecting song with what appears to be complete ease... If you're not hip to this guy, you're missing a lot," says Mark Tucker of FAME.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11 , 2014
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Doug Perkins and Jamie Masefield Duo


Brandon, VT -
On Saturday, April 5th at 7:30pm, Brandon Music welcomes the Doug Perkins and Jamie Masefield Duo. Their shows feature a great variety of jazz and bluegrass tunes on mandolin and acoustic guitar, highlighting interactive, communicative play. The beautiful, tonal qualities of acoustic stringed instruments give a fresh take on some of the jazz tunes, proving that mandolin and guitar are not just bluegrass and country instruments, although they'll play some of that music too!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2014
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Blackbird comes to Brandon Music


Brandon, VT -
Presenting a lively musical mix on flute, penny whistle, fiddle, accordion, guitar, cittern, piano and vocals, Blackbird performs traditional Celtic and Scandinavian music as well as tunes of their own creation. Brandon Music hosts Blackbird on Saturday, March 22nd at 7:30pm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2014
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PossumHaw


Brandon, VT -
PossumHaw is a dynamic, original bluegrass and country-folk quintet from Burlington, Vermont. Since 2004, the band has evolved to combine award-winning, evocative songwriting and singing with top-notch bluegrass instrumentation. On Saturday, March 15th the quintet will perform songs from their new album, Waiting and Watching which the Addison County Independent calls "superb".

For reservations call Brandon Music at (802) 465-4071.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2014
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Jeremy Mohney and his Band bring

Hot Jazz and Swing back to Brandon Music


Brandon, VT -
Using only sounds from the halcyon days, Jeremy Mohney and his Band are dedicated to preserving the original style of swing and jazz from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Jeremy returns to Brandon Music with his blend of Hot Jazz and Swing after a spectacular performance last summer. The group performs Saturday, March 8th at 7:30.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2014
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The Michele Fay Band at Brandon Music

Brandon, VT -
On Saturday, February 22nd at 7:30, Brandon Music presents the Michele Fay Band.

The Michele Fay Band is a compelling and captivating ensemble featuring original and Americana music from Vermont. The bands' performances are both energetic and unpretentious, appealing to a wide audience range.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2014
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Fred Barnes and Sarah Stone, Valentine's Day

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music presents the singer and pianist duo of Sarah Stone and Fred Barnes for an evening of romantic music on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14th at 7:30. Their program will include music about love and relationships by Rogers & Hart, Johnny Mercer, Stephen Sondheim, George Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, and more.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2014
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Rachel Ries performs at Brandon Music

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music presents singer/songwriter Rachel Ries on Saturday, February 1st at 7:30pm. Rachel calls her music “prairie swing and city folk”. With a curious grace and arresting voice, she pulls the listener into her world of city grit and country dirt with her open-eyed search for redemption and reason. 

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FOR RELEASE AFTER:
January 1, 2014
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Modern Grass Quintet at Brandon Music

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music presents The Modern Grass Quintet on Saturday, January 25th at 7:30pm. Come hear some toe-tapping, knee-slapping high energy, contemporary bluegrass.

The Quintet's music is considered contemporary, accessible, progressive and time-honored. Robert Resnick, host of Vermont Public Radio's All the Traditions says, “The Modern Grass Quintet is a combination of seasoned bluegrass veterans… in addition to being great musicians, the members of the MGQ create a natural swing which makes them stand out among many pickers. Great music, and it'll make you want to jump!”

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FOR RELEASE AFTER:
December 20, 2013
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Swim Team's Jazz comes to Brandon Music

Brandon, VT -
Playing pop- and indie-inspired jazz music, the New York City based group called Swim Team, comes to Brandon Music on Saturday, January 11th at 7:30pm.

Swim Team is a collective quartet featuring four Boston-area natives: brothers Casey (saxophone) and Elliot Berman (bass), Mike Sink (piano), and Tim Merle (drums).

For reservations call Brandon Music at (802) 465-4071.

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FOR RELEASE AFTER:
December 12, 2013
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Caitlin Canty Performs January 4th

Brandon, VT -
Brandon Music welcomes back Caitlin Canty for a special performance on Saturday, January 4th. This show will be special for a couple of reasons. For the first time in Vermont, Canty will be backed by the ambidextrous Matt Lorenz, a one-man-band and fellow Vermonter who simultaneously plays the guitar, percussion, violin, and harmonies.  Together, they have been writing songs and playing shows together for years, but this is the first time they've brought their show to Vermont.

For reservations call Brandon Music at (802) 465-4071.

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FOR RELEASE AFTER:
December 9, 2013
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Heliand Consort at Brandon Music

Brandon, VT -
A dynamic group of virtuoso musicians, Heliand Consort performs engaging classical music, from the baroque era through 20th century and contemporary repertoire. The group, now in their eighth season, comes to Brandon Music on Friday, December 20th at 7:30pm.

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