Foliage brings the music to Vermont
By Ali Flewelling
People travel from near and far to catch a glimpse of Vermont foliage, and this is true of musicians too. As we enter our first week of October, we welcome some talented leaf peepers to town. While they enjoy the scenery, we will enjoy their music.
Tonight, Philip Hamilton will perform at Brandon Music on Country Club Road in Brandon at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to see this contemporary jazz vocalist are $12.
Friday night, Brandon Music also presents Diana Fanning on piano and Dieuwke Davydov on cello. The duo takes the stage at 7 p.m. The $15 admission benefits the Compass Music & Arts Foundation.
Also on Friday, Haley Jane & The Primates will be at The Tap House & Grille across from the Cortina Inn in Mendon. The group will perform a variety of originals featuring their bluegrass, reggae and soul influences. The show starts at 9 p.m.
The Northstar Session will also be in town for your listening pleasure on Friday, where they will perform at Center Street Alley in Rutland beginning at 9:30 p.m. The group, who also visited Rutland last year, will perform originals from their new album “Echoes from the Canyon” along with songs from their previous three albums.
On Saturday, the 6th annual Parrothead Party will take place at Okemo’s Jackson Gore in Ludlow. This unique venue is free to the public and begins at noon. The party features the sounds of Dave Maguire at noon, followed by Jimmy Buffett tribute band,
Changes in Latitudes, at 2 p.m. Along with great music the event is accompanied by drinks, food, hay rides and a local farmers market. In my opinion, there is no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Saturday evening, Big Head Todd & The Monsters will be at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland starting at 8 p.m. Tickets to the show are still available and can be purchased at www.paramountvt.org. Prices range from $39.50 to $49.50. The Colorado-based rock band is sure to please.
Haley Jane & The Primates will make a second appearance on Saturday night at the new Taps Tavern on Main Street in Poultney at 8 p.m. Although Taps Tavern is just getting started, owner Serena Gallagher is already showing tremendous support for the local music scene — and that is what we love to see!
Also on Saturday, Kevin Wortman and Chris Cornelius will perform your favorite cover tunes at Center Street Alley beginning at 9:30 p.m. Carnival Hill will be at Pub 42 in Rutland for your late-night listening pleasure.
I have this weekend off but will be back in action next week when I perform at Kelvan’s in Rutland with Ryan Ackerman. We will host their first live music event so stay tuned for more details!
As always please continue to submit your performance dates and times to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Fall!