Twilight Music begins its 16th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk rock, world beat, rock, country, pop, Celtic, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, June 3 with honky tonk, country soul and early rock-n-roll band The Rear Defrosters. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 26. All concerts begin at 6:00 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, Green Mountain Well, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney area businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit www.twilightmusic.org.
Featuring a large and rotating cast of all-star players from Vermont, New Hampshire and western Massachusetts, The Rear Defrosters are most at home playing in country roadhouses, at farm weddings and for barn dances and hoedowns. The band formed in 2011 on a whim by guitarist/singer Michael Roberts, bassist Jeffrey Murphy, and drummer Frank Roberts (all members of the alt-country band Wooden Dinosaur) to explore their love of classic country.
Since then they’ve honed their sound, which hearkens back to the Bakersfield Sound of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Dwight Yoakam, at dance parties across the northeast. While the band is primarily a vehicle to pay tribute to the country hits of the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, the Rear Defrosters will release their first album of original music, “Gentleman Farmer,” in September, 2018.