Twilight Music continues 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, July 14 with rock/folk/classical quintet Darlingside. 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, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Inn, Next Stage Arts Project, 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. For information, visit www.twilightmusic.org or call 802-387-5772.
Northampton, Massachusetts’ premier “string-rock” quintet Darlingside creates a seamless, exhilarating sound at the intersection of rock, classical and folk music. Lush five-part harmonies, classical cello-violin duets and compelling break-beats characterize the band’s sound. Sam Kapala (drums, vocals), Don Mitchell (guitar, vocals), Auyon Mukharji (mandolin, violin, vocals), Harris Paseltiner (cello, guitar, vocals) and David Senft (vocals, bass guitar, guitar) keep audiences on their toes with exuberant stage presence, spontaneous a cappella, frequent instrument switches, mind-boggling covers and a widely eclectic, cross-genre blend of original material.
Together only three years, Darlingside has already played to packed houses from Portland to D.C., toured internationally with appearances at Canadian Music Fest in Toronto, SXSW in Austin, TX, and Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT, and headlined such prestigious venues as The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Brooklyn Bowl in NYC and the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, VT. Their first studio CD “EP 1” has earned high praise for its craftsmanship and originality, and the quintet recently won the grand prize of the Sennheiser “Hear I Am” contest.
Next up on the 2013 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule is eight member funk and world beat band Simba on Sunday, July 28.