Upcoming MountainFolk Concerts!
Please note all concerts are held at the Tunbridge Town Hall and start at 7:30pm with doors opening at 7:00pm
For regular ticket buyers — at the Tunbridge Store, the South Royalton — the ticket prices for the November, January, March, April and May shows will be $15 advance and $20 at the door. Battlefield Band prices are $20 and $25 respectively. MountainFolk is again offering season tickets for all six concerts priced at $85 individually and a further discounted amount of $165.00 for a pair of passes. Like last year, these season passes will be deemed transferable in case you can’t make a specific show and would like a friend to go in your place.
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Scotland’s foremost ambassadors of traditional music return to the Town Hall with a revamped line-up highlighting “A wondrous perfectly paced display by musicians firmly in command of their art … the band’s chemistry at this point is uncanny … the best Battlefield Band in years” – The Washington Post
Check out more music and information about this amazing quartet at: www.folkloreproductions.com/wp/artists/battlefield-band/.
Sunday, November 11th, 2012
The Granite State’s unofficial folk troubadour comes to Tunbridge with over 4 decades of touring and superb songwriting on his extensive resume. Responsible for folk classics like “River”, “Roseville County Fair”, “Place in the Choir”, and “Old Dogs”, Bill has continued to hone his songwriting craft throughout the U.S. with over 200 concert dates annually. Nanci Griffith says “Bill Staines has been my hero since 1977. He carries on where Woody left off — carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew.” More about Bill at www.acousticmusic.com/staines/index.htm.
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
A versatile, young collective of musicians fronted by Swedish brothers Andrew and Noan VanNorstrand that features an ambitious exploration of Americana Groove: a complex but natural blend of Appalachian, Celtic, classic Country and Bluegrass, Jazz and Swing, Cajun and Zydeco, Alternative Folk, Roots Rock, and various world music influences. Equal parts sophistication and improvisation; fiddle, accordion and saxophone lines weave in and out between deep rhythmic dance grooves and beautiful three part harmony vocals. Check ‘em out at www.andrewandnoah.com. Their 2012 recording is still nestled in my Crossroads Top 10 for the year!
Sunday, March 10th, 2013
Back in 2011, a few dozen lucky listeners experienced the spirited harmonies, musicianship, fervor and bedrock authenticity of this Virginia-based foursome when they rolled through VT for the 1st time. With the release of this year’s haunting “Lay Down, Lay Low” and a phenomenal reception at Merlefest, we’re all looking forward to sharing tales of bluegrass, bikes and beer with the boys! Read about their community grassroots connections at www.thesteelwheels.com.
Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Hailing from a farm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, May and Seth have brought their consciousness raising brand of songwriting and superb playing to all sorts of gatherings here in the U.S. and even over in Africa where their positive activist roots led them and inspired their 2012 recording “New Flower”. With an abiding passion for healthy food and communities, Seth and May often incorporate these principles into their music which spans 4 CD’s over the last 6 years. Their Tunbridge appearance will be part of an April residency in the Green Mountain State. Listen and learn more at www.sethandmay.com.
Friday, May 17th
$20 at door
This up-and-coming American/Alt-Country band outta Brooklyn, NY features the magnetic songwriting of Blake Christiana as they relentlessly tour the highways and byways (insert Tunbridge) of America. Yarn’s sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Following in a fine tradition that includes forward thinking roots bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of The Purple Sage, Yarn weaves roots music idioms into a fresh sound that turns on hipsters and fans of country music alike, with technically impressive song-crafting and universal tales from the road of life. Their latest release, “Almost Home” has drawn stellar reviews from across the “roots blogosphere”. Surf over to www.yarnmusic.net.