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The Twangtown Paramours


Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm

The music of The Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This acoustic duo, made up of MaryBeth Zamer and Mike T. Lewis, is known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. WDVX-FM in Knoxville, TN says they “bring a blend of thought provoking lyrics with angelic vocals”.

The Twangtown Paramours have two successful albums under their belt, with a third album on the way. Their sophomore album reached #2 on the Folk DJ Chart, and radio stations in NYC and Chicago listed the album among their very top albums of the year.

The Twangtown Paramours have been chosen three times (2011, 2013 and 2016) to be finalists in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk contest and in 2012 the ‘Twangers' won the Michael Terry People's Choice Award in the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival Songwriter Contest.

Because of their song, “Chains”, the duo has been invited to perform at the March 2017 commemoration in New York City of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and a new song of theirs called “Stars Without a Heaven”, though not yet released to the public, is being played at several holocaust museums, including Yadvashem in Israel. The music of the Twangtown Paramours can be heard on over 70 Americana, Folk, and independent Country radio stations world-wide.

During recent Northeast tours, the duo performed at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, the Franklin Opera House in NH, and the Leura Eastman PAC in Maine.  Nationally, they have performed at recognized venues such as Uncle Calvin's in Dallas, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, and the Bluebird Café in Nashville. They have opened for Joe Ely, Claire Lynch, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Carrie Newcomer, and Kim & Reggie Harris, among others.

MaryBeth Zamer has sung professionally since the age of 18. Before moving to Nashville, she
was a fixture of the local music scene in the Washington, D.C. area, where she fronted a
popular bar band for several years. Zamer sang background vocals for the band Method Actor featuring Eva Cassidy, and after relocating to Nashville, continued her musical career working as a demo singer for local songwriters, as a background vocalist for several new country artists, and worked on her own projects, including serving as lead vocalist for the band Blue Martini.

Mike T. Lewis has played guitar for a million and a half years, and bass for about half that
time. He sometimes tours with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, playing upright bass. In 1997, Lewis had
a #1 pop hit in South Korea on the big pop icon Yangpa's first album called ‘A Heartbeat Away'. It sold over 800,000 units. In 2014 he signed an administrative publishing deal with Universal for all their Asian territories. Yangpa will release a few more of his songs on her upcoming autumn release. Lewis has also had songs recorded by independent artists in the U.K., Japan, and the U.S. He runs a studio in Nashville, producing albums and demos for up-and-coming artists. And if you look very, very, very closely, sometimes you can see him playing a background acting role of songwriter, studio engineer, or roadie on ABC's “Nashville”.

Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner available for $25. 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