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Durham County Poets performs at Brandon Music

Durham County Poets performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30pm

The Durham County Poets are a lively group from Quebec playing soulful folk/roots with hints of bluesand jazz.

The five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music.

Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show.

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RD King performs at Brandon Music

RD King performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7:30pm

A genre-defying, fingers-blazing guitarist from Boston, Massachusetts, R.D. King’s acoustic guitar performances fuse pop melodies, metal rhythms, folk fingerstyle, and hints of jazz harmony.

R.D. King is touring the New England region following the April 2017 release of his newest album, vs. Self, described by The Deli Magazine as ‘an album of masterfully crafted instrumentals… It’s easy to get lost in the genre-defying work of King, with each track taking you to a different, unexpected place, from classical to pop to progressive metal and beyond.’ Trained in classical guitar performance at the Ithaca College of Music, R.D. King is a full-time performing musician and has performed at The Spire Center, Club Passim, The Burren, and other quintessential venues across New England.

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DaddyLongLegs performs at Brandon Music

DaddyLongLegs performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, August 26 at 7:30pm

DaddyLongLegs is the confluence of three well known Vermont musicians – Rick Ceballos, David Gusakov and Matt Witten – whose talents merge to form a dynamic and highly original trad folk trio.

Along with interesting settings of Celtic and old-time tunes, the band also explores genres not common to the fiddle-banjo repertoire, including 1930’s jazz standards, Galician airs, 16th-century dance tunes and 19th-century Americana. Playing fiddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, guitar, percussion and vocals, DaddyLongLegs creates vibrant, sensitive and surprising 21st century folk music.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

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Folk singer Alex Smith performs at Brandon Music

Folk singer Alex Smith performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, August 12 at 7:30pm

Folk singer Alex Smith builds songs from stories that are neither contrived nor romanticized – simply keenly observed and honestly told. Smith sings with a rich baritone often compared to Stan Rogers and Gordon Lightfoot, and his characters live and breathe a balance between beauty and imperfection.

He has been touring nationwide since 2009, and was awarded an NTCMA Award for his 2013 release ‘Hamilton County’. Chris Wienk of 97.7 WEXT (Albany, NY) says: “Alex Smith brings a fresh look and sound to an old art form, presenting the folk song to the 21st Century listener with captivating original songs that feel both old and new at the same time”

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New Dakotas perform at Brandon Music

New Dakotas perform at Brandon Music

Saturday, August 5 at 7:30pm

New Dakotas are a pop-rock band based in the Boston area, led by singer-songwriters Alasdair MacKenzie and Charles Winston.

They perform as a duo as well as a four-piece band, with Trevor LaVecchia on guitar and Chris Haley on bass. Winston and LaVecchia attend Tufts University, and MacKenzie and Haley attend Harvard College.

New Dakotas released a self-titled debut EP of original songs in 2017.

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Peter and Will Anderson perform at Brandon Music

Peter and Will Anderson perform at Brandon Music

Saturday, July 29 at 7:30pm

”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times), Juilliard trained identical twins Peter & Will Anderson have headlined the Blue Note, Kennedy Center, and New Orleans Jazz Festival, playing “with a passion, unpredictability, and sense of discovery” (All About Jazz).

The Andersons are known for their exciting renditions of American Songbook gems, infectious swing and blues, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Afro-Cuban hits, classical adaptations, and fresh original music. Their recent release, ‘Reed Reflections’, was called by the Washington Post, “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz tunes.”

They will be joined by guitar phenom Alex Wintz.

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Hilton Park performs at Brandon Music

Hilton Park performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, July 22 at 7:30pm

Hailing from Southern Maine, Hilton Park is a 3-piece folk/Americana group bringing their stories to fans young and old all over New England and beyond.

Hilton Park has been recognized four years in a row at the New England Music Awards, including the win for 2015 “Best in State: Maine”, two “Roots Act of the Year” nominations, and a nomination for 2017 “Album of the Year”.

Made up of father/son team Bruce and Conor Hilton, and Gregg Pannier, Hilton Park has a sound that is authentic and endearingly classic. Every song tells a story, and there’s a story behind every song.

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John LaRouche Trio performs at Brandon Music

John LaRouche Trio performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, July 15 at 7:30pm

Inspired by traditional jazz, the John LaRouche Trio has added their own unique voice to familiar tunes and their own compositions.

Drawing from a wide range of jazz styles, they play jazz tinged with Latin, swing and tango beats.

The trio’s large repertoire includes jazz tunes from the 40’s through the 60’s written by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Johnny Mercer, and others.

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Steven Kirby Quintet performs at Brandon Music

Steven Kirby Quintet performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, July 8 at 7:30pm

Steven Kirby’s music has been described as “richly textured, multi-layered, ebullient and lyrical jazz”.
He writes original compositions and arrangements, as well as some creative arrangements of standard tunes, using a quintet of instrumentalists and a singer performing both wordless and lyrical vocals.
An award winning guitarist/composer and Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Kirby’s music is most often categorized as contemporary jazz but is influenced by a variety of genres.
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Northern Third Piano Quartet performs at Brandon Music

Northern Third Piano Quartet performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, June 17 at 7:30pm

The Northern Third Piano Quartet returns to Brandon Music to perform a powerful classical music program of works by Beethoven, Brahms and Martinů. The group includes violinist Sofia Hirsch, violist Elizabeth Reid, cellist John Dunlop and pianist Alison Bruce Cerutti, all of whom are among Vermont top professional instrumentalists.

The quartet performs throughout Vermont to both audience and critical acclaim.

The Northern Third Piano Quartet has recently been heard on Vermont Public Radio, performing works of students from the Music-COMP program.

Founded in 2013, the quartet is noted for its strength of ensemble playing and emotive musicality, offering audiences a showcase of Vermont’s remarkable talent.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

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