PUTNEY, Vt. – Twilight Music continues its 16th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of summer concerts Sunday, July 15 with contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet The Stockwell Brothers. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through Aug. 26. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn – bring a lawn chair or blanket – or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Green Mountain Well, Soundview Paper Company, the Putney Food Co-op, the Stockwell Brothers, and many other Putney area businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public and food will be available. For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit www.twilightmusic.org.
In five decades together, The Stockwell Brothers have played everything from classic bluegrass to folk rock to world beat music. Their music continues to span traditional and progressive styles, but their well-honed signature sound spotlights new singer/songwriter material recast with varied rhythms and original arrangements featuring three-part vocal harmonies. They cover straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger picked acoustic guitar ballads, full tilt breakdowns and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with more unusual fare – Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, even neo-classical instrumentals.
Featuring 2005 Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest winner, Bruce Stockwell, The Stockwell Brothers have performed alongside artists from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, and Earl Scruggs to Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Jonathan Edwards, and Asleep At The Wheel; recorded with Mike Auldridge and Phil Rosenthal of the bluegrass supergroup The Seldom Scene; and toured throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe. As a trio, they have released two albums, “Stobro” and “Leave My Dreams Alone.”