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New Dakotas


Saturday, August 5 at 7:30pm

New Dakotas are a folk-rock-pop-psych band based in the Boston area, comprised of Alasdair MacKenzie (drums, vocals), Chris Haley (guitar, vocals), Juan Carlos Fernandez del Castillo (piano), and David Baler (bass). The band is out on tour during summer break; MacKenzie, Haley, and del Castillo attend Harvard College and Baler attends New York University. IndiePulse says they are "Very folk-oriented and just plain good to hear...this group could easily been a major act in the late 60's / early 70's, but I am glad they are here today."

The group performs "upbeat and infectious pop rock" (Middle Tennessee Music) but concert goers will also fall for their infectious personalities too. They released a self-titled debut EP of original songs earlier this year which has had people talking. Obscure Sound thought the EP was “a pleasantly introspective collection” and has high hopes for the group, saying “if this is just the beginning of what they offer, then I truly believe good things are to come.”

With influences like the Beatles, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Big Star, Fleet Foxes and Ben Folds, New Dakotas likes to give people something to move to. They do some covers but mostly perform original songs which aim to be easy to dance to and sing along with. Music Box Pete says they create "A lush and mellow sound that seems to be making a lasting impression on concertgoers in and around the [Boston] area."

This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2017, celebrating arts in Vermont.

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.


Phone: 802-247-4295