WALLINGFORD, Vt. – On Wednesday, June 5, Wallingford Town Hall Concert Series presents Stewart and Slattery at 7 p.m.
Andy Stewart and Mary Jo Slattery perform music from several roots traditions, including the exuberant soulful two-steps and waltzes of Cajun Louisiana, the upbeat fiddle tunes of French Canada and New England, as well as blues and southern mountain ballads.
Recognized by Louisiana’s Cajun French Music Association for the authenticity of their style and repertoire, Mary Jo and Andy have performed in festivals, concert halls, farmers markets, schools, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities from southwest Louisiana to northern New England – from Mexico and the Caribbean to northern Canada. When not performing as a duo, these two versatile musicians play with the New Hampshire Council on the Arts accredited Cajun band, The Offshore Aces. For some 25 years they played with the New Hampshire and Vermont-based contra dance band Northern Spy, selected for inclusion in the Smithsonian Folkways CD on New Hampshire social dancing titled “Choose Your Partner!” Their latest exciting project is a trio called The Occasional Jug Band.
There is a suggested donation at the door. Proceeds go to the musical group. A nonprofit group will host a bake sale. Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 5 and support local live music.