Category Archives: Music

Summer sounds abound: Hot outdoor concerts aplenty in Vermont

      By TOM HUNTINGTON  |  Arts Correspondent. Nothing says summer like a killer outdoor concert, and this summer’s lineup has plenty of compelling pop options in Vermont and…

Music for everyone … free

By Janelle Faignant  |  Arts Correspondent. What do a Celtic band, a folk band, and a rock ‘n’ roll band from Burlington have in common? The annual Castleton Summer Concert…

Québécois music by generations

By Art Edelstein  |  Arts Correspondent.  Music is communal and often family reliant. Once, before recording devices, music was learned only by passing it down from one generation to the…

Middlebury celebrates J.S. Bach

By JIM LOWE  |  Correspondent. Johann Sebastian Bach is almost universally considered the greatest composer of all time, as well as a powerful influence on the music and musicians that…

Making music at Green Mountain: The community of chorale in the county’s little town that could

CIRCLES OF COMMUNITY  |  By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG I’ve written before about my admiration for the little town that could, aka Poultney. For such a little town it sure has…

Refugee All Starts Serve Up Intoxicating Mix on ‘Libation’: New Album Recorded in Vermont

By TOM HUNTINGTON  |  Arts Correspondent. When Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars bring their joyous blend of roots reggae and West African music — and renowned dance moves — to…

The Vermont way: Farm to recording studio

By JANELLE FAIGNANT  |  Arts Correspondent. Deb Brisson was never afraid to sing, but she’s only recently been finding her voice. After covering other people’s music for 25 years, the…

Unexpected beat: An unusual backstory for a debut CD

By ART EDELSTEIN  |  Arts Correspondent. Most artists when they release their first album want to get as much information out about themselves and their music as possible. This wasn’t…

+Five: March 6-12, 2014

Richard Shindell Saturday, March 8, 8 p.m. The Paramount Theatre, Rutland Shindell’s songwriting is truly eclectic, ranging from lighthearted ballads and adulterous love songs, to dirges and diatribes that skillfully…

The comeback: Rachel Ries makes return triumphant with new album

TOM HUNTINGTON  |  Arts Correspondent This album is my rededication to music,” says Rachel Ries in a Kickstarter campaign video for her brand new album, “Ghost of a Gardener.” “After completely…