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Snake Mountain Bluegrass and The Connor Sisters

 

Saturday, May 17th at 7:30pm

Snake Mountain Bluegrass uses both a traditional and more modern approach to their bluegrass style, from hard driving “breakdowns” to softer, folk-type arrangements. We present them along with the talented Connor Sisters on Saturday, May 17th at 7:30pm.

Gregg Humphrey and Mike Connor formed Snake Mountain Bluegrass about twenty five years ago. At the time, both Gregg (guitar and vocals) and Mike (banjo and vocals) were living near Snake Mountain and someone asked them what style of bluegrass they played. “Snake Mountain Bluegrass,” was their immediate response and the name has been theirs ever since. Beside them, stand Earle Provin (mandolin and resophonic guitar), Randy Kirby (bass), and Chris Prickett (fiddle).

Snake Mountain will be joined by the unique blend of “sister harmonies” with three young women from Addison County, known as The Connor Sisters. Middlebury Town Hall Theater, Executive Director, Douglas Anderson says, when Katie (guitar), Monica (fiddle) and Meaghan (mandolin and lead vocals) “join forces with Snake Mountain, it's a big joyful sound.”

Gregg Humphrey is the “Energizer Bunny” of the Snake Mountain group. His robust vocal style, coupled with a high-octane acoustic 6-string guitar, pushes the audience to toe-tapping in sync with the music. Mike Connor has a fine Irish tenor voice and plays the banjo which makes him the target of the banjo jokes, but he takes it well.  Earle Provin is the Renaissance Man in the bunch, a generally quiet sort with a wry and subtle wit and an incredible talent on the mandolin, 6-string guitar, and National Steel. He also plays a resophonic guitar adding a unique sound to the bluegrass treatment of their songs.

Chris Prickett has been playing fiddle and various instruments in Maine until moving back to his hometown of Middlebury. He is now working with area youths to help them enjoy and perform traditional folk, country and bluegrass music. Randy Kirby lives in Salisbury and is a veteran of many musical bands and genres. Although he plays electronic bass for Snake Mountain, he is also a fine guitar player, enjoying traditional country and rock music.

Snake Mountain Bluegrass has recently released two CDs: ‘Bout Time', which features their unique blend of bluegrass music and tight harmony singing; and ‘Under the Radar', which includes seven original songs. http://snakemountainbluegrass.com/

Tickets are $15 with a pre-concert dinner available for $20. Reservations are required for dinner. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 465-4071 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.

Brandon Music – Vermont's Music Haven - is at 62 Country Club Road, opposite Neshobe Golf Club on Rte 73E. Located in Warren Kimble's former historic red barn gallery, Brandon Music hosts the Divine Art CD Store, Music Café, The Phonograph Room, a Vermont art gallery and a gift shop selling vintage English china and other collectibles. More information is available at www.brandonmusicvt.com .

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