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Bow Thayer


Saturday, July 9 at 7:30pm

Bow Thayer's Americana music features his tales, truths and fantasies about the human condition. He has gained a "reputation as a sublimely gifted artist" by pursuing a creative vision that seeks to lead Americana music into the future. Thayer has gained national recognition, with American Songwriter saying this "onetime Levon Helm compatriot is the best artist to come from New England in recent years."

Thayer made a name for himself in Boston with 7 League Boots, a rock/reggae band that shared the stage with the likes of Fugazi, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Pearl Jam. Then fifteen years ago he made a life-altering decision to leave the city for the Green Mountains of Vermont. It was here that he explored the Delta blues playing slide guitar for the original Elbow and began a relationship with the banjo—both in the bluegrass group, The Benders, and on his own—that continues to this day.

Thayer's music is always evolving—from luscious backwoods folk rock to the progressive explorations of his last album, Eden. His newest record, Sundowser, is a return to a more gritty, earthy sound while still continuing the atmospheric sonic exploration that is the hallmark of his recent work. Sundowser was co-produced and engineered by three-time Grammy winner Justin Guip (Levon Helm) and features special guest performances by Marco Benevento and Tracy Bonham. Crafting the album on an instrument he created—the Bojotar—in a studio he built with his own hands, these songs feel as personal and organic as the rural Vermont environs he wrote and recorded them in. As No Depression puts it, "You want inventiveness... I offer Bow Thayer." The Bojotar is an amplified stringed instrument that incorporates elements of banjo, resonator guitar, and electric guitar which has been manufactured by the Eastwood/Airline Guitar Company.

Thayer has performed with such music luminaries as Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Booker T, and Ringo Starr. He tours the world but is also known for throwing one heck of a party. Maybe you have heard of Tweed River Music Festival? Thayer and his band of brothers devote their lives to spreading music wherever they go and hope you have the chance to catch an earful.

Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner also available for $20. 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