Coming soon to NEYT
Wednesday October 22 7:30 pm
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music
present singer, guitarist, fiddler and banjo player
SAM AMIDON and his band
Sam Amidon grew up immersed in folk as part of a musical family from right here in Brattleboro. His parents, Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, perform and teach traditional forms of song, dance and storytelling, and his brother Stefan plays drums with the Sweetback Sisters. Sam started on fiddle at the age of three and by eleven had formed a band called Popcorn Behavior, with childhood friend Thomas Bartlett and younger brother Stefan, to play New England fiddle tunes. They toured internationally, gathering attention from NPR, CNN and The Boston Globe, and released five albums. Sam’s first solo album, released in 2001, was a collection of traditional Irish fiddle tunes, simply titled “Solo Fiddle.”
“Lily-O,” Sam’s sixth studio release, consists of songs built around his music, with lyrics that he mined from obscure folk songs, some traditional and some that are more contemporary. What Sam had initially envisioned as an album based on the improvisational material that he and jazz guitar great Bill Frisell developed together a couple of years ago while touring as a duo, turned out to be a collection of distinctive, enveloping songs rooted in folk music. Recorded fully live in the studio, with no overdubs, “Lily-O” features Frisell, Shahzad Ismaily on bass and Chris Vatalaro on drums and electronics.
“Amidon has one of the most inviting voices around today…In bridging the very old and the very new on a handful of albums and collaborations, he has managed to meld the rural and the urban, the organic and the synthetic, the oral tradition and the written score.” – Pitchfork
Tickets are $18.00. Click HERE to purchase online. Tickets are also available in person at Turn It Up Music in Brattleboro, or at Offerings in Putney. More information is available at Next Stage Arts and at samamidon.com.
Friday October 24 7:30 pm
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
presents a solo comedy show by
Comfort in the Stumble
Ever wonder about the healing powers of oatmeal, feminist wisdom gleaned backstage at a strip club, or wrangling humor in the birthing chamber? Get answers to these and other gems from the "Incident Magnet" herself, Cindy Pierce.
Combining outrageous humor and years of research, Cindy Pierce is on a mission to bring truth about sex and relationships to the forefront through comic storytelling.
Comfort in the Stumble is hosted by Lisa Ford, Melany Kahn, Leah Nussbaum and Rita Ramirez, and will benefit a new Planned Parenthood Brattleboro health center.
TICKETS: $20.00, available online by clicking HERE.
More information about Cindy is at cindy-pierce.com. Questions--call Meghan at 802-448-9750.
PLEASE NOTE: This performance is for ADULTS ONLY. It contains explicit sexual language and graphic descriptions.