Thursday Night Music Series 2017!
at Feast and Field Market
June 1 – The Bobs folk
June 8 – Convergence Quartet jazz
June 15 – ReBelle reggae
June 22 – Larry Allen Brown and The Acoustic Earth Orchestra folk
Born and raised in Chicago, Larry has had a long career as lead guitarist for a variety of groups. Heavily influenced by Dave van Ronk, John Fahey, and Martin Simpson, Larry embarked upon a solo career as a composer and performer on the acoustic guitar 15 years ago. A Berklee College of Music alumni, Larry released Cobb Lane in 2000, followed by his second CD, Music for the High Country – The Soundtrack of Blowing Rock. The music is a blend of original compositions, as well as traditional classics, arranged in Larry’s unique style, encompassing both his solo acoustic guitar, and his outstanding chamber ensemble, known as the Acoustic Earth Orchestra.
June 29 – Lula Wiles folk/roots
If you ask Lula Wiles about their self-titled debut album, they’ll be quick to tell you it was a long time coming. The album’s eleven original songs were written over the course of the preceding four years, tested and lived in on stages and in bedrooms and backyards in Maine and Boston, and reborn in November and December 2015 through the band’s collaboration with producer/ guitarist Adam Iredale-Gray and drummer Sean Trischka. Self-released on May 27, 2016, the album is Lula Wiles’ first creative statement, an exploration of their sound. The band is deeply rooted in traditional folk music, but equally deep is their devotion to modern songcraft. The songs span from heartbreak-drenched acoustic ballads to honky-tonk swagger to contemporary grit and back again, all anchored by rich vocal harmonies. Their lyrics are fiercely honest, littered with reinvented folk tropes and evocative images – a rainy field of daisies, a dusty bar lit by Christmas lights, an unmade bed. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan calls the record “a stunning collection of self-penned songs about love, loss, and drinking – the perfect blend of modern and timeless.” The three band members swap instruments and frontwoman duties. Onstage, the band gathers tightly around a single microphone for a spirited live show that resonates like a whiskey-slap to the heart.
July 6 – Pete’s Posse multi-generational roots music.
July 13 – David Rosane and the Zookeepers folky punk
July 20 – Sensible Shoes rock
July 27 – Betsayada Machado Afro-Venezualan
Aug 3 – Woodsmith and Hersch Americana
Aug10 – Billy Wylder Rock/Folk/World
Aug 17 – Haywire Americana
Aug 24 – Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why soul/funk
Aug 31 – Connla Celtic Traditional
Sep 7 – Ida Mae Specker folk
Sep 14 – Goat Broke Loose zydeco
Sep 21 – JeConte and Sean Harkness soulful blues duo
Sep 28 – John LaRouche Trio jazz
October 5 – Myra Flynn soul
Oct 12 – Closing celebration Open Mic
The music programming at Feast and Field grew out of Fable Farm’s early days when artists would play for the pass-of-a-hat under the maple trees at the CSA pick-ups. Today, a full music series curated by Chloe Powell is produced by BarnArtsCenter for the Arts at Feast and Field. BarnArts has served as a fiscal sponsor during the initial carving out of the music series as a non-profit entity, and now we are pleased to be including Chloe and the Thursday Night Music Series as one of our events. The music is still primarily supported by a “passing of the sap bucket” each Thursday, and by donations from Music on the Farm sponsors. For more info on sponsorship for this event, please contact Chloe Powell.
Feast and Field is located at 1544 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, VT.
Music runs from 5:30- 8 pm, or whenever the band quits!
Market Hours are 4:30-7:30.
Music on the Farm leader
Chloe Powell, Director of Music Programming
Chloe grew up in Barnard and returned as an adult after time in Boston, Burlington and Italy. She was one of the original founders of BarnArts, but resigned from a general position in order to better focus on her mission of promoting all of Barnard’s event and establishing the Art on the Farm music series at the Feast & Field Market. She writes the weekly Barnard column for the Vermont Standard and the Herald of Randolph, and she is the director of Camp Red Clover. She is committed to a life as a musician, teacher and artist.