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Summertime and the livin' is easy.... 

It's been a slow summer, which is welcome after a very busy winter. With all of us taking vacations and involved with various activities, we'll only be making a few appearances in July and August. 

  • July 17th we'll be at the fabulous Bar Antidote in Vergennes from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
  • On July 27th we'll be playing at the Barre Heritage Festival on the Quarry Stage, right in the heart of downtown. 3:00 to 5:00pm.
  • August will bring us back to Ladder 1 at the Firehouse Inn in Barre on Thursday 8/1 from 6:00 to 8:30pm.
  • A couple of days later, we'll be in Jericho at the Jericho Cafe and Tavern. 8/3 from 7:00 to 10:00. Always a good time!

COme on out and join us at one of these great venues!

Oops...where did April go? 

We got so busy during April that we never posted our playing schedule! Usually it slows down after ski season ends, but this year it just kept rollin'. Let's just say we had a good and busy month and move on.

May is shaping up to be just as busy... As usual we kick off May with our monthly residency at the Ladder 1 Grill in Barre on Thursday (5/2) starting at 6:00 pm.

Later that week we make our debut at El Toro in Morrisville (5/4) starting at 8:30 pm (a late night for us). Can't wait for some great Tex-Mex food and a couple of margaritas.

On May 15th we re-visit an old haunt, Bar Antidote in Vergennes. Music starts at 7:00 pm. Always a great time at BA!

A couple days later...May 17th to be exact... we are back at Red Square in Burlington playing the Friday early show starting at 4:00 pm...yup that's right 4:00 pm...happy hour Baby!

The following week we take over the Bar car...Lounge 91... on the Green Mountain Railroad. Saturday the 25th...the wheels roll and the tunes start at 5:30 pm. We did this gig last year out of Chester and it was a hoot! All aboard!

And finally, to close out May, we are back at the Scale House, in Hardwick, a fabulous restaurant. Everyone feels welcome and the food is delicious...not to mention the music. Come join us, May 29th at 7:00 pm...really, it's not that far!

 

 

What happened to January? 

We completely blew off our January post! But, we were pretty busy with gigs at Sugarbush (Rumble's Kitchen and Mount Ellen Base Lodge), Topnotch Resort, Ladder 1, Lawson's Finest Liquids and Twiggs. So far in February we've appeared at Hostel Tevere and, of course, Ladder 1 Grill. Still to come, a new venue for us...Bayside Pavillion in Saint Albans on Friday 2/22 starting at 6:00pm. Should be a great time!

As we head into March with some hope for Spring, we will be kicking of the month, as usual, at Ladder 1 Grill in Barre. If you haven't been, stop by for some good reasonably priced food and libations and, of course, great music. Thursday March 7th at 6:00pm...but come early as fills up quickly. On Saturday, March 9th we're back at one of our favorite room....Jericho Cafe and Tavern (JCaT) 6:00 to 9:00pm. The following week, we're appearing at both new and old venues. On Wednesday 3/13 we'll be playing at The Scale House in Harwick from 7:00 to 9:00pm and we return to an old haunt...Red Square in Burlington, playing the early show on Friday 3/15 starting at 4:00pm...just in time for  Happy Hour! And, we round out the month with another appearance at Topnotch Resort in Stowe on Friday March 29th starting at 4:00. The Roost at Topnotch is a fantastic apres-ski lounge, but you don't have to ski...just come in for the music and atmosphere!

May Your Holidays Be Filled With Music! 

We are gearing up for ski season! Plenty of snow will mean lots of skiers ready to party. We'll be kicking off the new year with a lot of activity...on Wednesday, January 2nd we will be back in Vergennes at Bar Antidote, Thursday the 3rd you'll find us At Ladder 1 Grill in Barre doing our first Thursday thing and on Friday the 4th The Roost at Topnotch Resort in Stowe. Later in the month we're back at Twiggs in Saint Albans on Friday the 18th starting at 7:00 and the next afternoon we'll be playing Sugarbush at the Mount Ellen base lodge from 3:00 to 6:00. The following Saturday we'll be back at Sugarbush, but this time at Rumble's Kitchen located at Lincoln Peak.

You can now find our schedule on Bands in Town...please setup a tracker to find out where and when we will be playing.

Finally, we were sad to learn that Slide Brook Lodge and Tavern has closed the tavern to the public and will no longer be hosting music. Alex and Slide Brook meant a lot to us, providing support and appreciative audiences. You'll be missed.

Stick Season Doldrums 

As usual, we start off November (11/1) with our monthly appearance at The Ladder 1 Grill in Barre, VT starting at 6:00pm. 

Later in the month we'll be making appearances at two of our favorite venues. On Saturday 11/17 we will be in Saint Albans at Twiggs from 7:00 to 9:30pm. Always a great crowd! And then on 11/24 we'll be at the Jericho Cafe and Tavern (JCaT) in Jericho (obviously) starting at 6:00pm. Another fantastic venue with an appreciative audience.

In between Twiggs and JCaT, Phil will be covering the Muddy Waters classic, Mannish Boy, for The Last Waltz Live at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 18 at 7:00pm. The Last Waltz Live is a recreation of the Band's 1976 Thanksgiving day concert at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Many local musicians will be appearing as the various "guests" .... Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Paul Butterfield, etc. The show benefits first responders, so come out for a great evening of classic Rock. 

 

Foliage Season in VT! 

As usual, we begin the month at Ladder 1 Grill in Barre...Thursday, October 4th starting at 6:00pm.

The following week on Friday, October 12th we'll be playing on the Green Mountain Railroad's Fall Foliage excursion 6:00 to 9:00 PM....come join us in the bar car!

And finally, we'll be back at the Dog River Brewery on Saturday. October 20th starting at 4:00pm. Great local beer and great people. Remember BYOF (Bring your Own Food)!

Busy September. 

We're starting off September with an appearance at the Mad River Valley Craft Fair in Waitsfield on Sunday September 2nd from 1:30 to 4:30. We'll be playing in the "Man Cave" (but women are welcome too)...sponsored by Mad River Distillers.

On Thursday, September 6th we return to The Ladder 1 Grill in Barre for our monthly show starting at 6:00pm.

On Sunday, September 16th Phil and Andy will be playing the culminating cocktail party for the Valley Arts Barns and Bridges Tour at Salt and Sand Studio in Warren, VT from 3:00 to 6:00.

We'll be back at one of our faves, Jericho Cafe and Tavern on Friday September 21 starting at 7:00. And on Wednesday September 26th we'll be back another great venue...Bar Antidote in Vergennes from 7:00 to 9:00.

Finally, we close out the month in Saint Albans at Twiggs on Saturday 9/29 from 7:00 to 9:30. Last time we had some special guests sitting in....so, you never know what can happen!

August doldrums... 

We'll mostly be on vacation this month but we'll be back at it on Friday August 24th at Moruzzi's in Barre. If you haven't been to Moruzzi's yet, it's a hoot! Classic Chicago Prohibition era style Speakeasy. Come join us as we dust off some classic Chicago Blues just to keep with the spirit of things.

September will have us back in full force with lots of new venues and appearances at all our usual haunts. Check back in late August for the full list.

July Heat! 

Whew! If you haven't melted you may as well come out and enjoy some music....July kicks off, of course, with our monthly residency at Ladder 1 on July Thursday July 5th at 6:00pm. The 11th we'll be in Barre at the Concerts in the Park series and the following weekend we'll be returning to Dog River Brewery on Saturday the 21st at 4:00pm. On Friday the 27th we'll be at our favorite northern haunt, Twiggs...starting at 7:00pm. 

June Schedule 

This month we'll be kicking it off at Bar Antidote in Vergennes and following up, the next evening, at Ladder 1. On June 16th we will be playing at the Dog River Brewery , a new venue for us...and we're really excited to try their beer, not to mention the playing. Another new venue we'll be playing this month (although it's really close to our monthly musical home at Ladder 1) is Moruzzi's...a 1920's Gatsby style lounge. Check it out on Friday, June 22nd starting at 7:00pm. And finally, we close out June back at one of our favorite rooms....Jericho Cafe and Tavern on June 30!