• The Local Spin: Music benefits everyone
    By Ali Flewelling
    Correspondent | March 20,2013
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    If you aren’t snowed in, there will be plenty of music to warm you up this week. With some unique venues, you can choose from a nice variety of live entertainment. Many of the performances will benefit local causes as well as all of us who get out and listen.

    Tonight, Brandon Music continues its monthly jazz series. The Jason Palmer Quintet takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Palmer, a talented trumpeter, has shared the stage with music greats like Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock. He will be joined this evening by Greg Duncan on guitar, Luke Marantz on piano and Jared Henderson on bass. Tickets for the show are $15. Brandon Music is at 62 Country Club Road in Brandon.

    On Friday, the Paramount Theatre presents violin virtuoso and performance artist Amadeus Leopold, formerly known as Hahn-Bin. The show is at 8 p.m., and tickets are on sale for $10 to $20. Visit paramountvt.org for more information.

    Also Friday, the Cold River Band will perform at the Tinmouth Community Center for a night of contra dance. Admission is $9, $7 for teens and free for children 12 and younger. Call 446-2928 to reserve a spot.

    The Brandon Free Library is also hosting a benefit this weekend filled with local music.
    On Friday night, Ten Rod Road will perform at the Ball Room at Brandon Inn, accompanied by the start of a silent auction featuring autographed books by Vermont authors. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Friday night’s event is $10, and guests will be treated to refreshments.

    On Saturday, the auction will continue, and you are invited to enjoy the sounds of Brandon’s favorite garage band, Feral Godmother, beginning at 1 p.m. Contact Carol Fjeld at 236-4519 with questions.

    On Saturday morning, our friend George Nostrand will be at Café Terra with Kim Houck. The duo takes the stage at 11 a.m. Join them for a great cup of java and some midday tunes.

    Saturday evening you are invited to Merchant’s Hall in downtown Rutland for live performances by Extra Stout and Rick Redington & The Luv. Tickets are $15 and will benefit Bethany Bosch’s 2014 English Channel crossing. The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased by visiting merchantshall.com.

    Also on Saturday, the College of St. Joseph in Rutland hosts Grammy-winning artist Davy Spillane and blues guitarist Jimmy D. Lane for the Irish Blues Express. The pair will perform in Tuttle Hall at 71 Clement Road at 7:30 p.m. While the concert is open to the public, space is limited, so interested parties are encouraged to contact james.lambert@csj.edu to reserve a seat.

    I will be singing alongside Ryan Ackerman, in our duo Carmel Dee, on Saturday night. We will once again be at the Iron Lantern on Route 4A West in Castleton for a 6 p.m. show. I’ve been on a brief hiatus and would really enjoy seeing all of you out.

    My friends Aaron Audet, Chris Johnson and Jared Johnson will be rocking JAX on Killington Road in Killington for a 10 p.m. show Saturday.

    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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