Arts Calendar: Music in Northern Vermont
The VT Bluegrass Pioneers is an exciting band that unites the talents of three of Vermont’s veteran and best-known bluegrass musicians: brothers “Banjo” Dan and Willy Lindner – co-founders of the prolific and well-traveled Banjo Dan & the Midnite Plowboys, and who have, since the band’s retirement, continued their career as the multi-faceted Sky Blue Boys – and Danny Coane, guitarist and dynamic lead singer formerly with such bands as the Throbulators and the Radio Rangers, and, since 1998, with Vermont’s nationally award-winning honky-tonk heroes, the Starline Rhythm Boys.
The three became acquainted in the 1970s, when they were among the first musicians playing bluegrass – a uniquely powerful, updated version of acoustic string-band music – in the hills of Vermont. In May 2016, after years of friendship and other musical pursuits, Danny, Willy, and Dan hit on the idea of – finally! – teaming up as the aptly named VT Bluegrass Pioneers.
Doors at 6:30. Suggested donation $10. Lite fare, beverages and desserts will be available throughout the evening. Join us for this first show in The Meeting House summer series - 10 shows from May to November - supporting live music and the restoration of The Meeting House on the Green in East Fairfield.
5/17/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm
53 School Street, East Fairfield
The award-winning St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre presents an all-student production of "Amelie: the Musical", based on the charming movie starring Audrey Tatou.
Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.
5/17/19 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, Saint Johnsbury
Glorious Leader is the solo project of Kyle Woolard, bandleader of orchestral indie group The Anatomy of Frank. He writes music with no lies. A multi-instrumentalist, Woolard is renowned for powerful live performances and his intricate fingerstyle acoustic guitar work. He lives in the cold woods of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom region
For fans of The Anatomy of Frank, Woolard’s songwriting and arrangements will be unmistakable. His Appalachian roots combined with his years spent performing and collaborating in Iceland create a sound that defies easy classification. He has struck a style that is somehow distinctly Vermont — a wide stroke of nostalgia, plenty of quirks, and a sense of beautiful loneliness that a winter in the woods can afford. For those seeing him for the first time, you are in for a treat: a seasoned performer who loves his audiences as much as writing music. He’ll be joined by special guests and local legends on stage. Expect surprises.
Tickets are $15, Seniors 20% off, Students $10.
5/17/19 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro