• The Local Spin: Outsiders in on Vt. music
    By Ali Flewelling
    Arts Correspondent | March 06,2013
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    This week we have a variety of talented musicians visiting the Green Mountains. While some of our local favorites are still in the lineup, we welcome some up and coming musicians that you may not yet recognize. While you might have to take a bit of a drive to reach some of this week’s featured venues, you won’t want to miss these performances.

    Tonight, the J.P. Murphy Band will perform at the Fair Haven Free Library. The group plays traditional Irish Music and will be entertaining you starting at 7 p.m. For additional information please call 265-8011.

    Also this evening, the Cold River Ranters will take the stage of the Windham Ballroom in Bellows Falls at 8 p.m.

    Tickets are on sale for $10 and can be purchased at Village Square Books or Poplo in Bellows Falls, or by visiting brattleborotix.com. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Bellows Falls Farmers Market.

    Duane Carleton and the Backwoods Messiahs will rock the Pickle Barrel tonight at 9:30 p.m. The group will play originals mixed in with a few covers. This is their third appearance at the Pickle Barrel this winter so you know they won’t disappoint.

    On Friday you have the opportunity to catch country great Rosanne Cash at the Latchis Theater in Brattleborro. Tickets are currently on sale ranging from $29 to $59 and can be purchased by visiting kingdomcounty.org. Cash, the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, pleasantly blends country and folk to give you a truly unique musical experience. Her original works are soothing and relatable. I’m not sure when she will be in Vermont again, so make sure to see her while she’s here!

    Also on Friday, Duane Carleton and the Spacemonkees will be at Frank’s Tavern on Main Street in Ludlow. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. The group has become the favorite of snowbirds this winter, performing in almost every mountain town in Vermont.

    The Pickle Barrel in Killington will again be bringing you back-to-back performances by Lost in Paris. The group performs late-night both Friday and Saturday.

    Just up the road, the Wobbly Barn hosts five-piece cover band, Gypsy Wisdom. It will perform Friday and Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.

    On Saturday, you’re invited to Mettawee Mania 2013, a community-wide talent show. With a handful of amateur musical performances it is sure to be a fun night. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

    In addition on Saturday, Karan Casey and John Doyle take the stage of the Woodstock Town Hall Theater at 7:30 pm. Gear up for Saint Patrick’s Day with two of Irish music’s most prominent musicians. Founders of the Irish group, Solas, the two have since started solo careers. They team up on Saturday to bring you a rare performance. Tickets range from $12 to $30 and can be purchased online at pentaglearts.org.

    On Sunday, The Italian American Club on Grove Street in Rutland hosts its Beat the Winter Blues Fest. Starting at 4 p.m. you catch local music acts accompanied by complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres made by area restaurants. Please call 777-5683 for additional information.

    Also on Sunday, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra will be at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street in Rutland.

    The 3 p.m. show features three double concertos. Tickets are on sale ranging from $9 to $30 and can be purchased at paramountvt.org.

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

    The Rutland Herald and The Times Argus regularly review CDs by Vermont performers. (They must have been reviewed to be considered for December’s annual Tammie Awards.) To have your CD considered for reviewing, please send them to: Arts Editor, Rutland Herald, P.O. Box 668, Rutland, VT 05702.
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