Patty Carpenter and special guest Verandah Porche at Wardsboro Curtain Call

Patty Carpenter
Patty Carpenter and Verandah Porche. Photo provided

WARDSBORO, Vt. – Wardsboro Curtain Call presents Patty Carpenter and special guest Verandah Porche Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Wardsboro Town Hall. They will be performing old favorites and new original songs. The two women have been lifelong friends and collaborators and the new songs represent some of their work together since the 2010 release of their CD, “Come Over.”

Carpenter sings with a number of local bands around New England as well as in New York City. These include Patty and the Cakes, The Patty Carpenter Jazz Band, and the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band, a Brooklyn based collective with four family members that has a compelling jazz, Americana, Soul, and folk sound. Patty studied jazz at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with the great Archie Shepp and Max Roach, and was heavily influenced by many great women artists from Joan Baez and Roseanne Cash to Billie Holiday and Carmen McCrae.

Porche has published “Sudden Eden,” “The Body’s Symmetry,” and “Glancing Off” and has pursued an alternative literary career, creating collaborative writing projects in nontraditional settings. The Vermont Arts Council presented her with its Award of Merit in 1998, and its first Ellen McCulloch-Lovell Award in Arts Education in 2015, and Marlboro College, an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2012. “Shedding Light on the Working Forest,” a collaboration with visual artist Kathleen Kolb, is currently showing around New England. Carpenter and Porche were featured in “Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is an admission fee at the door. BYOB. For more information, email kwkmdavis@yahoo.com or call 802-896-6810.

The final show in WCC’s 2019 music series is Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., featuring Rockabilly Hall-of-Famer, Marty Wendell.

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