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Aug
23
Tue
Will Patton Ensemble (Concert on the Common)
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Long a favorite on the New England festival and concert scene, the Will Patton Ensemble has been “delivering gorgeous gypsy jazz, sultry swing and breezy Brazilian music that evokes smoky Parisian bistros and balmy tropical landscapes with an ever stronger breath of fresh air during it’s twenty-year existence” (Montpelier Times-Argus). Featuring mandolin, violin, guitar and string bass, they delight the audience and themselves with inspired improvisation set over solid grooves. “The players are so agile they barely seem to touch their instruments to make them sing,” writes Pamela Polston in Seven Days and “the result is as interesting conceptually as it is pleasing to the ear. It helps, of course, that the players are world class.” The band, consisting of many of Vermont’s finest musicians, was recently the subject of a cover story in Mandolin Magazine, which described the group as “. . . an astoundingly rich musical stew flavored with jazz, choro, folk and other influences . . . a unique blend of musicality, passion and respect that sets this band apart as a special experience.”

Band Website: http://wpatton.com/

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Aug
30
Tue
Maple Run Band (Concert on the Common)
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Maple Run Band is “…a fun eclectic ride through waltz, bluegrass and rock” according to RadioFreeTexas.com, adding “their unique braided harmonies are the 5th band member and are truly special.” A Maple Run Band show covers a range spanning from intimate acoustic country folk to gritty guitar and organ driven rock and roll, all accompanied by  the high lonesome vocal harmonies of multi-instrumentalist Trevor Crist and drummer Nicole Valcour.

Maple Run Band released their debut, self-titled album in August, 2020 to critical acclaim. Several songs landed on playlists for both terrestrial and online radio stations worldwide, landing the band a spot on the Alt.Country charts soon after release .  Seven Days called the album a “seriously impressive debut”, and wrote “Maple Run’s self-titled debut is a triumph” TimesArgus.com called it an “intelligently written, authentic sounding country/country-folk album”, and awarded the album their Tammie award for the best debut album of the 2020.  RockingMagpie.com (UK) says the band’s music is “destined for the Ryman Theatre.”

Band Website: https://www.maplerunband.com/

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