The Local Spin: When snow falls, music calls
By Ali Flewelling
Our recent snowfall has brought more people to town, keeping our local venues buzzing with live music. Winter in Vermont is a great time to enjoy the music scene and Killington is once again this week’s musical hot spot. So, head out on the town and bring a friend — the music is all around us.
Tonight, Illumina, a heavy metal group hailing from New Mexico, will be at The Pickle Barrel on Killington Road in Killington for a 9:30 p.m. show. This up-and-coming group is known for high-energy performances and tonight should be no exception.
Friday night promises a nice mix of local music. Local celebrity Duane Carleton will be at South Station in Rutland starting at 6:30 p.m. Carleton will be entertaining you with original songs and eccentric guitar playing. Rick Redington will be lighting up the stage of the Wild Fern in Stockbridge at 7 p.m.
The Pickle Barrel welcomes Liquid A for Friday and Saturday night shows both beginning at 9:30 p.m.
One of my personal favorites, Caitlin Canty, will be in town for a 7 p.m. show at Merchants Hall in Rutland on Saturday. The Proctor native has made a name for herself as a solo performer. Currently residing in New York City, Canty travels New England and the tri-state area carving out a musical niche for herself with her unique vocals and guitar playing. She will be accompanied by Harris Paseltiner of Darlingside on cello and guitar. Saturday’s show is $10 at the door.
Also on Saturday, Duane Carleton will once again be at The Foundry at Summit Pond in Killington. This new spot is becoming very popular with musicians and mountain-goers alike. Carleton will perform at 4 p.m. for happy hour. He will then travel to Pittsfield for his usual Saturday night spot, The Clear River Tavern, for a 9 p.m. start.
The Vegas Brothers will be rocking Center Street Alley in Rutland Saturday beginning at 9:30 p.m. This group is making a splash, performing at local bars in Rutland County, and starting to develop a following.
The Aaron Audet Band will get Killington on its feet Saturday, where it performs at JAX on Killington Road at 10 p.m.
On Sunday, Rick Redington will host his weekly cigar box brunch at The Wild Fern beginning at noon. He will also be at The Outback in Killington for a 9 p.m. show. Duane Carleton will be just down the road at JAX for local’s night starting at 9:30 p.m.
Caitlin Canty will perform at The Skinny Pancake on 89 Main Street in Montpelier starting at 6 p.m.
On Tuesday, Jan. 8, American Idol winner Kris Allen will be at The Pickle Barrel. The long awaited 18-and-up show still has tickets left. Visit picklebarrelnightclub.com for more details.
I will be at The Iron Lantern in Castleton Friday night with Ryan Ackerman starting at 6 p.m. We will be playing a variety of your favorite cover tunes and would love to see you out!
As always, please continue to submit your performance dates and times to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for supporting local music!