Sparrow Blue are Katy Boc and Todd Nickerson. They met in 2014 and began writing songs together after discovering a mutual love for American roots music. At the time they were each playing in different bands, but it wasn’t long until they began performing together as a duo.
Crowes Pasture is the Boston-based acoustic duo of Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin. They draw from old-time, folk and bluegrass traditions, including such artists as Gillian Welch/David Rawlings and Ian & Sylvia.
Admission: $10; Students $5
Their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own.
Since 2010, co-founders Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, have organized the Massachusetts Walking Tour. This is an annual non-profit bipedal concert tour of Massachusetts in support of arts and culture for towns throughout the state. Each free community concert collaborates with local artists, musicians, educational programs, trail managers and land trust groups to highlight both artistic diversity and recreational land use.
Admission $10/Students $5. Information can be obtained from the Tillotson Center at 603-237-8576. The Tillotson Center is located at 14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook, near the Colebrook post office.
Instructors Bob Amos, Alan Epstein, and Ellen Carlson, will teach the Wernick Method at the Bluegrass Jam Camp. The Instructors will kick off the weekend on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m with a one hour concert. On Saturday, May 5 from 6-9 p.m. is a jam session with instructors and students. The jam session is free and open to the public.
Featuring internationally acclaimed bluegrass musician and songwriter Bob Amos, Alan Epstein, who has studied with some of the top mandolin players in the world, and Ellen Carlson, who has been performing on fiddle for over 35 years.
This trio is teaming up to offer the Bluegrass Jam Camp Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and May 6. To kick off the weekend, the pair will offer a mini-concert on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Students of the Jam Camp will receive a free ticket. Tickets $8 online / $10 at the door.
Cold Chocolate is a groovy Americana band that fuses bluegrass, folk, and rock to create a sound all their own. With tight three-part harmony and skillful musicianship, this trio from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond. Sponsored by Northern Tire. Tickets available online and at the door. Tickets $10 /$5 students.
The sweet sound of The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio returns to the Center. They burst onto the national folk scene in 2015 with their debut EP, Still She Will Fly. It features the multi-genre depth of Heather’s songwriting — ranging from folk ballads to blues to New Orleans traditional jazz — their intricate instrumental arrangements, and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. Tickets $10 /$5 students.
Join us at the Tillotson Center as the St. J. Jazz Quintet presents a concert of Old Songs for the New Year.
St. J. Jazz is based in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom. They have been dedicated to the live performance of dance, swing, classic and traditional jazz styles since 1977.
Admission costs $12, adults and $5, students.
William Ögmundson is an award winning and EMMY-nominated composer, classically-trained solo pianist, and is generally acknowledged to be one of the finest pianists in New England.
Join William at the Tillotson Center as he returns to play a variety of originals and seasonal favorites on the Steinway Concert Grand piano. Admission $10/$5 Students.
Head to Colebrook on Saturday, December 9, and join in all the fun at the town’s Snowflake Festival.
Activities include complimentary horse-drawn wagon rides, hot chocolate and cookies, Santa’s Workshop, carolers, live music, outside vendors, enter to win a stuffed animal at participating busineses, shopping shuttle service from Northern Outlet to Lemieux’s Garage/Lin Jo’s, complimentary hot dogs, Christmas card signing for military personnel, a play at the Tillotson Center, parade, fireworks, and Bed Races!
To show their support for the arts in the North Country, Dr. Jerry Rittenhouse, his wife Lauren, and sister Connie will present a free concert of classical music at the Tillotson Center. Among the works planned are selections from Mozart, Saint-Saens, and Edvard Grieg.