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Michael Johnson and Laura Molinelli & Ben Campbell – July 8

ACOUSTIC FOLK, POP, COUNTRY and AMERICANA – MICHAEL JOHNSON and LAURA MOLINELLI & BEN CAMPBELL
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present singer, songwriter and guitarist Michael Johnson, plus the Vermont-based Americana duo Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell, at Next Stage on Friday, July 8 at 7:30 pm.

Michael Johnson - Laura MolinelliSince his early days in The Chad Mitchell Trio co-writing songs with bandmate John Denver, Michael Johnson has had four #1 hits and a total of 9 Top 10 hits on the pop, R&B and country charts over a 40-plus year career. “A dazzling guitarist and wonderfully expressive singer” (Billboard Magazine), Michael has toured worldwide with the likes of Wyonna and Clint Black, and has appeared on numerous television shows including Austin City Limits, American Music Shop and Music City Tonight.

Laura Molinelli “writes with intense imagery and emotion” (The Rutland Herald) and Ben Campbell is “a sublimely gifted, insatiably curious and wildly multifaceted artist” (Seven Days).  Laura and Ben are also members of southern Vermont-based bluegrass band The Bondville Boys and dream pop band Luminous Crush.

Tickets are $18 Advance / $22 At the Door.  For information, call 802-387-0102.  Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-Op in Putney.  For more information, visit www.mjblue.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.

And check out this song from Michael Johnson: