Twilight Music begins its 11th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, June 2 with Planet Zydeco. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25. All concerts begin at 5:30 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Putney Food Co-Op, Putney Paper Company, The Putney Inn, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available.
Zydeco music is characterized by nimble accordion playing backed by a driving rhythm section. For the past ten years, Planet Zydeco has been bringing this dance hall music of Louisiana to clubs and festivals throughout New England and New York. They are pleased to welcome Cannon Labrie, who also plays with popular Cajun band Yankee Chank, on accordion and vocals. Other members are Peter Petengill and Nick Keil on guitars and vocals, Alan Bradbury on bass and vocals, Doug Plavin on drums and Suzanne Wozniak on rubboard.
For more information, visit www.planetzydeco.tripod.com and www.twilightmusic.org.
The 2013 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule is:
Sunday, June 2 PLANET ZYDECO – High Energy accordion/guitar driven dance hall music of Louisiana
Sunday, June 16 THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS – Newgrass and contemporary folk music brothers Bruce, Barry and Alan
Sunday, June 30 KAT WRIGHT & BRETT HUGHES – Americana music quartet featuring soaring vocal harmonies evoking timeless mountain traditions and bluesy soul
Sunday, July 14 DARLINGSIDE – String rock quintet with an exhilarating sound at the intersection of rock, classical and folk music
Sunday, July 28 SIMBA – Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion
Sunday, August 11 OCCIDENTAL GYPSY – Acoustic Gypsy pop quintet mixing Gypsy swing/jazz with contemporary American music melodies
Sunday, August 25 PRYDEIN – Bagpipe rock quintet that brings a rock’n’roll sensibility to a traditional Celtic repertoire