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

June 29 – Lula Wiles folk/roots 

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-Venezuelan

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 & Terrible Mountain folk

Ida Mae Specker is a 3rd generation fiddle player and a rising force in American folk and roots music. She and her sister Lila began performing with their family band The Speckers in 2005. The Speckers became renowned for “playing a rambunctious version of old-time music that owes as much to punk rock as Appalachia, at least in attitude.” (Seven Days VT). VPR’s Robert Resnik calls the Speckers “Vermont Folk Heroes.” Terrible Mountain is comprised of Ida Mae and Lila Specker on double fiddles and Josh Norman on guitar and percussion. Carrying on the legacy of their forefathers, the band pays homage to the past while continuously evolving their unique sound. At its core the group is built on a solid commitment to having fun and to family.

“Ida Mae makes time-worn classics seem like they were written just for her.” -SEVEN DAYS VT

Sep 14 – Goat Broke Loose zydeco

The Goat Broke Loose is Vermont’s premiere Zydeco Band, with Jeremiah McLane (accordion/vocals), Ted Mortimer (guitar/vocals), Linda Boudreault (rubboard/vocals), Colin McCaffrey (bass/vocals) and Marcus Copening (drums). The band plays hi-energy Zydeco, Swamp Pop and Cajun style R&B, music which creates a good-time celebration of non-stop dancing!


Sep 21 – JeConte and Sean Harkness soulful blues duo

Northern California based world traveling blues rocker JeConte & New York City based guitar virtuoso Sean Harkness, are a magical musical duo that bring a soulful, original, interpretation of the Blues to audiences around the world.

Explore this musical journey from the Deep Southern Bayou to the far reaches of Timbuktu, to a cool Soulful Fall Farm Throw-down. JeConte’s Soulful Louisiana Rocking Style Blues combined with Sean Harkness’ one of a kind Baritone ‘Avant Garde’ Jazz Guitar is a combination only to be experienced live.

Sep 28 – John LaRouche Trio jazz

John Larouche and Levent Unal formed their duo 2 years ago. Inspired by traditional jazz, they have added their own unique voice to familiar tunes and their own compositions. Drawing from a wide range of Jazz styles the duo plays jazz tinged with latin, swing and tango beats.

Levent’s guitar is very lyrical and harmonically rich. Their large repertoir inlcludes jazz tunes from the 40’s through the 60’s written by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis,Charlie Parker, Johnny Mercer etc. as well as their own compositions.  They are joined by Clyde Stats on bass.

October 5 – Myra Flynn soul

Singer/songwriter Myra Flynn spends her career embracing dichotomy. Half Irish and half African American, her original indie/soul songs blend soulful vocals with a lyrical delivery that doesn’t let one get too comfortable. As the New England Deli Magazine puts it, “Her vocal influences have as much in common with Ani Difranco and Shawn Colvin as they do with Rihanna and Jill Scott.”

Flynn spent her Vermont childhood clad in leopard print and platform shoes, singing and dancing atop anything that looked remotely like a stage. These days, not much has changed. She has since shared stages with: Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Mike Gordon (Phish) , Gabrielle Gordon (Natalie Merchant), Sonya Kitchell, Rayvon, Res, Alexa Ray Joel, Slick Rick, Anais Mitchell and Lee “Scratch” Perry.

Oct 12 – Closing celebration Open Mic

Our Music on the Farm Sponsors:

Our July 27th special presentation of Betsayada Machado

was made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

About Music on the Farm

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 BarnArts Center 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 along with other Music on the Farm ticketed 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 at

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 photo

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.