The Lonely Heartstring Band and The Stockwell Brothers at Next Stage

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The Lonely Heartstring Band. Photo provided.

PUTNEY, Vt. – Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of contemporary bluegrass and folk music with The Lonely Heartstring Band and The Stockwell Brothers at Next Stage Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

The Lonely Heartstring Band is Boston-based Berklee College of Music graduates George Clements, Patrick M’Gonigle, Charles Clements, Matt Witler, and Gabe Hirshfeld. Their music is a combination of old and new styles, melding the sounds of traditional bluegrass with modern songwriting and arranging. Featuring soulful instrumental virtuosity and soaring three-part harmonies, the quintet has generated a devoted following of music-lovers across North America, performing and headlining at major music festivals and venues since 2012, and winning the 2015 IBMA Momentum Award. Whether it’s a festival stage, theater, or intimate listening room, The Lonely Heartstring Band always delivers a dynamic, diverse, and heartfelt performance.

In five decades together, the Stockwell Brothers have played everything from classic bluegrass to folk rock to world beat music. Bruce, Barry, Alan, and Kelly Stockwell’s 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 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.

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, Vt. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org.

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