The Local Spin: Music rolls in with autumn
By Ali Flewelling
This week I would like to introduce you to the sounds of a great local group. Split Tongue Crow formed in 2010 and members include Jeremy Woods, Matt Marro, David Anderson, Eoin Noonan and Cara White. The band has a unique sound which comes through in the song “Horizons” from its self-titled album. You can hear “Horizons” by visiting the band’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYzcQBRmKpo.
As we officially enter the autumn season the music scene blows in as do the leaves. So, without further hesitation let’s take a look at this week’s roster.
Friday night, our own Jim Sabataso will be at Griffins Publick House in downtown Rutland beginning at 6 p.m. Jim puts on a smooth solo show and you are sure to recognize some of his well-known covers.
Friday night also welcomes Duane Carleton to The Foundry at Summit Pond. He will perform beginning at 7 p.m. for Killington Mountain-goers.
Also on Friday, Carnival Hill will perform at CJ’s Suds South in Rutland at 9:30 p.m. The show will be the band’s first with its new bass player, Chris Cornelius.
Although it is a bit of a hike, local favorites Chad Hollister and Jeff Poremski will be at Crossroads Bar & Grill on Rainbow Street in South Royalton Friday night. The pair will take the stage at 9 p.m. and I didn’t want to count this performance out as they both have quite a following. I mean, who can tear it up on guitar like these two?
If you happen to be in Montpelier on Friday evening, I recommend checking out Kina Zore at Postive Pie II. The group is one of the areas hottest Afro-pop bands and will entertain attendees starting at 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, rock band Bad Dog will be in the same spot, also at 10:30 p.m.
Brandon Music invites you to see Emily Mure at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The New York City-based singer-songwriter will perform originals from her albums “Where I Began” and “Odyssey.” Tickets can be purchased for $15 and you can call 802-465-4071 for additional information.
The Thunder Road Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion in West Rutland. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 or $15 for a couple.
Mike & The Monsters will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night at 3D’s in Rutland. The group hails from Albany, N.Y., so if you are looking to switch things up a bit or hear some new sounds I recommend giving them a listen.
The music just doesn’t quit on Saturday as we also have Steve Audsley and Eli King at Frank’s Tavern on Main Street in Ludlow for a 9:30 p.m. show.
On Sunday, Woodchucks’ Revenge will perform at the Dorset Farmers Market at 10 a.m. This is one of your last chances to enjoy this great outdoor venue before the cold moves in. The market is held rain or shine at the H.N. Williams General Store on Route 30.
In addition on Sunday, Duane Carleton will be at JAX on Killington Road in Killington for local’s night starting at 9:30 p.m. Rick Redington will be just up the hill at The Outback at 9:30 p.m.
I also wanted to give a heads up to some regularly scheduled music events taking place in the area: Every Tuesday, the Poultney Bluegrass Society performs at Taps Tavern in Poultney at 8 p.m. On Wednesdays nights Steve Audsley hosts an open mic night at Center Street Alley in downtown Rutland. Interested musicians are invited to share their talents beginning at 9 p.m.
As always, please continue to submit your performance dates and times to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rutland Herald and The Times Argus regularly review CDs by Vermont performers. (They must have been reviewed to be considered for December’s annual Tammie Awards.) To have your CD considered for reviewing, please send it to: Arts Editor, Rutland Herald, P.O. Box 668, Rutland, VT 05702.