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Rupert Wates


Saturday, April 23 at 7:30pm

Since coming to the US in 2006, Rupert Wates has won more than 30 songwriting awards. AMP The Magazine says he is “more compelling, more sympathetic and more emotionally accessible than many other modern performers." Since the late 90s Wates has been a professional songwriter, writing a diverse mix of styles and genres for Eaton Music Limited and then for himself and his bands. Wates will be performing his eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret.

He has released seven solo CDs, all having been very well received by the online press, with tracks played on radio stations all over the world. Wates' will perform several songs from his next album, ‘Colorado Mornings', which was just recorded in February and will feature twelve acoustic love songs. He explains that “it's probably the most integrated and organic album I've ever written.”

Audiences everywhere respond to Wates' brand of melodic art/folk—haunting songs that ring true. He writes with “great emotional depth” (Times Square Chronicles); putting out music that often gets covered by other artists all over North America and the UK.

Rupert Wates averages 120 live shows every year , in acoustic venues in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe. He was voted an Artist of the Year 2013 by the international house concert network Concerts In Your Home, and in 2015 he was recognized as their most booked performer, having secured well over 100 dates through their website.

Despite Wates' British background, and underpinning the universality of his music's appeal, Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange called him “a prime figure in American music”. They said “I'm not sure which to praise more: Rupert Wates' marvellous lyrics, the spotless music, or that streetside cabaret folk voice of his, a crafted instrument which seduces as it gently reproves... This is one gifted S.O.B., throwing off song after affecting song with what appears to be complete ease... If you're not hip to this guy, you're missing a lot.”

Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner also available for $20. View the dinner menu. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.

This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2016, celebrating public funding for the arts.


Phone: 802-247-4295