“ ACCOMPLISHED, INNOVATIVE, IMAGINATIVE, and supremely musical, Ross captured the adrenaline of a thousand hearts. As the last note spiraled into the stratosphere and evaporated, the crowd sprang to its feet and roared for more.” - Stephen Pedersen, The Halifax Gazette
Flannel. Hot. Put those two words together, and you’ve got the jarring juxtaposition of an adjective designed to scintillate, and a material so homespun it’s downright humble. Hot Flannel, a head-turning foursome of handsome country-boys-turned-men making newgrass music like there’s no tomorrow, embodies that same unexpected twist of grounded and ground-breaking, cozy and cathartic. Led by fiddler Patrick Ross, a new resident to Newbury, VT. The first ten people arriving wearing flannel get a free CD. More info at PatrickRossMusic.com
A co-produciton with ROCK FARMER RECORDS
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DEC 5 & 6 | 7:30PM | Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:30PM
THE PINE HILL SINGERS
An American Christmas!
Join the Pine Hill Singers as they celebrate an “All American Christmas” and start your holiday season off right. Under the musical direction of Judy Abbott with Anita Bonnevie, accompanist, the program will feature a wonderful variety of American holiday music ranging from colonial era carols, to spirituals, to exciting and beautiful 20th century and contemporary works. This choral salute to American composers and arrangers includes well known The Little Drummer Boy and Go Tell It On The Mountain, the 1934 classic Winter Wonderland recorded by over 200 artists, Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening wonderfully arranged, the beautiful Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber, Bon Jovi’s famous Please Come Home for Christmas which was originally a Christmas hit from 1960, a tribute to Christmas songs from Broadway musicals, and one of Peter Schickele’s humorous carols.
For more than 17 years, the Pine Hill Singers have brought outstanding performances to the local area. Their concerts include a large repertoire from classical to jazz, Broadway to patriotic, and serious to silly. The close knit choral singers from NH and VT meet weekly, and from this weekly sharing of music, they know the personal healing as well as the community outreach in the joy of music. Just after 9/11 the singers began to insert a quote on all their programs attributed to Leonard Bernstein – “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”
FRIDAY, DEC 12 | 7:00PM | Cafe Open for Drinks
Admission by Donation
"rare style and intelligence" - Time Out London
Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs” (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle. Billboard-charting singer and one of the top-selling artists on Red House Records, she has topped the folk and Americana radio charts and has been featured on shows throughout the world from NPR’s Weekend and Morning Editions to BBC Radio to CBS Sunday Morning. One of the most in demand harmony singers, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.
Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC
SATURDAY, DEC 13 | 7:30PM | Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:30PM