Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, “Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity.” Since its formation in the fall of 2014, Mile Twelve has quickly been on the rise. They released their debut six-track self-titled EP, and performed extensively throughout the U.S., Ireland and Canada, including several major festivals: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, FreshGrass Festival, Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival and Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. A track from their debut EP was featured on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s “Hand Picked with Del McCoury,” while another track was featured on Spotify’s “Fresh Bluegrass” 2015 playlist. That same year, they were selected as formal showcase artists at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance.
Band members include Evan Murphy on guitar, David Benedict on mandolin, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, Nate Sabat on bass and BB Bowness on banjo. Their energy and youthful flair is sure to make for a great night in music on the Rialto stage.
Tickets ($15) area available at gnwca.org (click on “upcoming events”), at the Rialto Theater, or at Fiddleheads on 110 Main St., in Colebrook. For more information on this and other upcoming GNWCA concerts, visit www.gnwca.org or call (603) 237-9302 or (603) 246-8998.
Nova Scotia’s powerhouse Còig has cemented its status as one of today’s most exciting new North American Celtic groups. With a combined total of over 30 group and solo awards and nominations, the four members of the band are already recognized as major stars of the Celtic world.
Còig’s like no other, thanks to the unique mix of four different talents. They all have traditional roots, but each brings something more. Fiddler Chrissy Crowley has touches of world and contemporary music. Pianist Jason Roach has a jazz degree, Darren McMullen (guitar, banjo, mandolin, etc.) has worked everywhere from Irish to rock groups, and fiddler Rachel Davis is the most Cape Breton trad, but with folk and roots infused flavors as well.
Ask anyone who has seen them, from New England theater stages to huge European festivals to their own beloved small halls of Cape Breton, and you’ll always hear about Còig’s energy. Trad fans love them of course, and the crowds are growing all the time. “We really feed a lot on the energy we get from the crowd, everybody is hootin’ and hollerin’ and clappin’ and stompin’ and goin’ on,” says multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen. “We want our shows to be more where we’re all just having a party together.”
Còig’s music is a unique combination of influences that could only come from these four players. It’s traditional for sure, but it’s performed in a lot of non-traditional ways. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door and at GNWCA at www.gnwca.org. More info: www.gnwca.org or (603) 237-9302 or (603) 246-8998.
Elisabeth Von Trapp making her first Colebrook appearance at the Monadnock Congregational Church in a concert presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts.
Elisabeth, the third generation of the Von Trapp family, brings the music celebrated in the story of her famous family, “The Sound of Music,” to new audiences with her stunning renditions of songs like “These Are A Few of My Favorite Things” and “Edelweiss.” But Elisabeth is so much more, including in her concerts songs that keep the traditions of folk music alive here in the 21st Century.
Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Inspired by her father Werner Von Trapp’s guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers. Building on her famed family’s passion for music, Elisabeth has created her own artistic style, at once ethereal and earthy, delicate and powerful. Listeners have likened her to Judy Collins and Loreena McKennitt. Critics have called her voice “hauntingly clear,” “joyfully expressive,” and “simply beautiful.”
The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing at the Monadnock Congregational Church in Colebrook.
Enjoy a night of top-flight bluegrass by one of the region’s favorites. Bob Amos and his crew roll over from Vermont to show why they have become one of the biggest draws every year during St. Johnsbury’s First Night.
Bob Amos first became an internationally recognized and acclaimed bluegrass musician and songwriter as the leade of the popular award-winning band Front Range. From 1990-2003, Front Range recorded seven CDs, and received top reviews and heavy airplay on bluegrass radio programs throughout the world. Over many years Amos has been universally praised for his musical arrangements and origina bluegrass material.
The group features Bob on banjo, guitar and vocals, his daughter Sarah Amos on vocals, Freeman Corey on fiddle, Gary Darling on mandolin and vocals, Steve Wright on guitar and vocals, and bassist Chris Cruger.
The band puts on an entertaining high-energy show, with stellar harmonies, rock solid instrumentation, top-shelf original material, plus great new interpretations of some bluegrass classics.
The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents the Harp Twin in concert at the Monadnock Congregational Church in Colebrook.
Young harpists Camille and Kennerly have achieved extraordinary success by taking Electric Harps and acoustic Concert Grand Harps to unprecedented levels and smashing boundaries between different genres of music. The duo has amassed over 625,000 fans across their social media sites and over 33 million views on their YourTube music videos, easily making Camille and Kennerly the most followed and recognizable harpists in the world. Mixing their virtuoso harp skills with their stunningly complex arrangements of rock, metal and soundtrack bits, the twins deliver performances audiences cannot forget.