Category Archives: Music

Experience the locals: Vt musicians recreate U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’

Jim Sabataso THE ARTS Since its inception in 2015, the 802 Music Vermont Showcase has shined a spotlight on area musicians, bringing acts like Waylon Speed, Jatoba, Bow Thayer and…

Noteworthy 2015 albums by artists who played Vermont

By Tom Huntington Correspondent Amid the plethora of “best album” lists that are popping up like holiday decorations, we like to take a slightly different tack in looking back on…

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Open Mic promotes community spirit in wallingford

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent WALLINGFORD — Music and performance is helping to bring a sense of community to Wallingford with the monthly Open Mic night on the second Tuesday of…

Tango takes Brandon

By Emily Cutts | Correspondent. As Orquesta Sin Trabajo played last Friday, couples glided across the floor of the Brandon Town Hall as part of the 10th annual Moonlight in Vermont…

Welsh choir arrives in Poultney

By Emily Cutts | Correspondent. POULTNEY — When the Penrhyn Welsh Male Voice Choir made their last visit to Poultney, they missed their own parade. This year, there was no parade,…

They be jammin’: Music festival draws hundreds to Stockbridge field in first year

By Dan Colton | Correspondent. STOCKBRIDGE — The first Valley Jam music festival saw 400 people during the height of celebration. “People were very active,” said 18-year-old Austin Burrett of Hyde…

Can Paul Gambill grow Vermont’s classical music audiences?

THE LOWE DOWN  |  By JIM LOWE Paul Gambill, whose stated professional aim is to create new audiences for classical music, just conducted his last concerts as music director of…

Rocker turned Country Boy, Aaron Lewis, plays the Paramount Theatre

By George Nostrand  |  Correspondent. It’s been a while since Aaron Lewis grew up on an old dirt road, in a town you wouldn’t know. Of course, folk around here…

Tuning in: Summer concerts return to CSC

By Emily Cutts  |  Correspondent. CASTLETON — Winter is coming to Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium Tuesday night. The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps will host a community night,…

The end of an era for Rutland?

THE LOWE DOWN  |  By JIM LOWE On May 28, Rutland’s Grace Church announced that Rip Jackson, its minister of music for 15 years, will be leaving Rutland in August…