• The Local Spin: You, me and music
    By Ali Flewelling
    Arts Correspondent | February 27,2013
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    There’s a lot in store for music lovers in the days ahead. Whether you want to participate, sit back and enjoy, or do a little of both, this week gives you the opportunity to do all three. With some unique venues and performances coming up, you may want to reserve a seat ahead of time.

    Tonight, Chad Hollister is back in town to perform at the new Taps Tavern in Poultney. Hollister will play solo starting at 7 p.m. This is a great venue and an opportunity to catch this hometown favorite.

    In addition tonight, The Peacheaters will perform late night at the Pickle Barrel on Killington Road in Killington.

    Rather than classify themselves as a tribute band, the group says they are “an Allman Brothers experience.”

    On Friday, aspiring local musicians have the chance to show their skills in Chittenden. The Church of the Wildwood on Holden Road is hosting an open mic night at 7 p.m. Interested individuals are asked to call Donna Martin at 483-2234 to secure a spot on stage.

    As we’ve seen all winter, Killington is famous for hosting our favorite musicians back to back, and this week is no different. On Friday night, The Wobbly Barn invites you to see Temporary Grace at 9:30 p.m.

    You can also join the Joey Leone Trio at the Outback on Friday night and the Joey Leone Band Saturday night. Both shows start at 9 p.m.

    The Pickle Barrel will feature the sounds of the six-piece powerhouse, Occasional Sundays. The group will perform a variety of covers both Friday and Saturday night.

    Saturday is packed full of tunes. Start the day with Tom Irish at the Vermont Winter Farmers Market on West Street in Rutland. Irish will perform acoustic starting at 10 a.m.

    Duane Carleton will be at The Foundry at Summit Pond for 4 p.m. happy hour in Killington. He then heads to the Clear River Tavern on Route 100 in Pittsfield for a 9 p.m. show.

    Sarah Blacker will perform at Brandon Music on Country Club Road in Brandon on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The rock, folk and jazz-influenced vocalist will be joined by Shaysh on drums, Erik White on guitar and Sean McLaughlin on bass. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance by calling 465-4071.

    There are two special events Saturday featuring local musicians. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center hosts its Marble Mardi Gras at the Rutland Country Club. On the Rocks will perform at 5:30 p.m., and attendees can enjoy a live auction and dinner starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65; call 438-2097 to RSVP.

    There will also be a Mardi Gras Celebration at the Knights of Columbus on Merchants Row in Rutland. Enerjazz, a 15-piece brass band, will perform at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing. Tickets are $75 per person or $130 for a couple.

    Also Saturday, the Aaron Audet Band will perform at JAX in Killington at 10 p.m.

    On Sunday, Rick Redington will perform at his new Sunday spot, the Outback, at 9 p.m. Duane Carleton will be just down the road at JAX for locals’ night starting at 9:30 p.m.

    I also wanted to let everyone know about a rare musical opportunity in Vermont next week. Rosanne Cash, daughter of country superstar Johnny Cash and a standout musician in her own right, will be at Latchis Theater in Brattleboro on Friday, March 8. Tickets are on sale ranging from $29 to $59 and can be purchased by visiting kingdomcounty.org. The show is at 7 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to see this music great.

    As always, please continue to submit your performance dates and times to localspin@gmail.com.
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