Duke Robillard is one of the great guitar players of all time, a Grammy nominee and winner of multiple WC Handy and Blues Music Awards. In addition to founding the seminal Roomful of Blues and leading his own Duke Robillard Band, he has worked with such major artists as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Gordon, Jay […]
“Shades Of Blue” curator Louis Erlanger discusses the upcoming Nov. 12 Cedric Burnside Project performance with Chris Lenois, host of “Green Mountain Mornings” on WKVT 1490 AM/100.3 FM in Brattleboro, VT. Click on image below to listen.
The Cedric Burnside Project will be playing the Next Stage Theater on Saturday, November 12. (Tickets at http://www.nextstagearts.org). This is the real Mississippi Hill Country Blues updated by two direct descendants of Mississippi Hill Country blues royalty. Drummer/guitarist Cedric Burnside is the grandson of the late great blues singer/guitarist R.L. Burnside, and spent his early […]
Jamaican reggae singer NL Dennis was interviewed and performed live on Brattleboro Community Radio’s 6-8 PM “Blue Monday” radio show this past Monday to promote his July 16 appearance at the Next Stage Theater. The show will be re-broadcast this Thursday, July 14, on “After Hours” , WOOL 91.5 FM (http://wool.fm) from 10 PM – midnight. Here is […]
What a surprise it was last summer to come upon a great Jamaican reggae singer performing in the alley next to the Hooker Dunham Theater in Brattleboro. Backed by a band of local musicians that included father and son Peter and Joel Eisenkramer, who had discovered Dennis in Jamaica, NL played razor sharp reggae guitar and sang with […]
Last year Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens raised the roof of the Next Stage Theater, bringing the full house to its feet after the first song and keeping them dancing until the end of the show. This year the group returns May 6 to work its magic once again, and The Next Stage will be clearing out the front seats to accommodate the dancers. […]
Originally published in The Brattleboro Reformer Thursday, February 11, 2016. By Dave Madeloni – Special to the Reformer Vocalists Samirah Evans and Evelyn Harris in Putney PUTNEY >> I suspect that I am not the only one who was mesmerized by the Oscar nominated documentary “What Happened Miss Simone.” The next day I went searching […]
The Shades Of Blue concert series kicks off 2016 with a great show on Saturday, February 13, featuring Samirah Evans and Evelyn Harris singing the works of Etta James and Nina Simone. Evans is a powerful singer who made her mark quickly in Brattleboro after she relocated from New Orleans, where she had performed regularly […]