Wednesday, June 6, 2012

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree June 8-9

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree is Lined Up with Exciting Events

Apollo Run - Friday June 8 at 8pm

Brooklyn’s Apollo Run have released two EPs and garnered glowing reviews on NPR’s ‘Song of the Day,’ Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Relix, Artist Direct and more.  In March 2011, a well-timed release of their ‘Charlie Sheen’s Got Tiger Blood, Man’ video on YouTube gained them airplay on various radio stations across the country and an interview on LA’s KROQ.  The trio are are preparing for the release of their full length album debut, Here Be Dragons, Vol III this Spring
With a sound that straddles classic Queen, Muse, and Electric Light Orchestra, this harmony-driven power trio is best known for their unforgettable live performances, where they bring audiences to manic highs and soul wrenching lows through their passionate and energetic display of showmanship.

Jeff Kerestes – bass/vocals
John McGres – vocals/keys/guitar
Graham Fisk – drums/vocals

 Annual CT Open House Day - Saturday June 9 - Events all day

The Buttonwood Tree in collaboration with the Connecticut Office of Tourism invites residents with visiting family and friends to discover and rediscover the state’s exciting arts, history and tourism.
In celebration of Connecticut’s Open House Day, The Buttonwood Tree will be sponsoring a number of free events open to the public.

The public is invited to participate the following:

10:30 – 12:00 pm – Aligned with Source – Annaita Gandhy’s “Learn the real secret behind ‘the Secret’: What it failed to reveal!“. Annaita is a Spiritual & Holistic healer who moved to Middletown, CT from India. This is a workshop about healing through empowerment. It is an inter-active talk/workshop with a purpose of bringing understanding to life’s challenges and empowering us to deal with them. Here, you will be introduced to the simple yet powerful means to make of your life what you choose.

1:00 – 3:00 pm – The Sidewalk Rocks – with Andy Buzzi, Eric Bloomquist and Dean Christiano. Come listen to an original funky fusion trio from New Haven, CT.
Andy Buzzi: lead guitar, vocals – Eric Bloomquist: bass guitar, vocals – Dean Christiano: drums, percussion, vocals.

3:00 – 5:00 pm – High Chroma  – Artist reception. Mixed media artist Marie Fortin will display her canvases on TBT gallery walls. High Chroma explores Fortin’s bold use of color to create a visual presence for the viewers eye. Through various symbols, textures and layers Fortin invites the audience to inquire into the creative process and experience the power of color in it’s undiluted state.

All events are free!

Danny Fox Trio - Saturday June 9 at 8pm

The NYC-based Danny Fox Trio plays genre-defying original music with dynamic group interplay. Almost a mix between a jazz trio, a chamber ensemble, and a rock group, the trio has developed a unique sound that departs from traditional jazz piano format and uses the roles of the instruments creatively. The music draws from eclectic influences: the quirky rhythms of a Thelonious Monk tune, the dark harmonies of Scriabin, the funkiness of a Motown bassline, or the catchiness of a Beatles tune. The group, hailed as “changing the sound and expectation of a jazz piano trio” by WNYC’s John Schaefer, recently released their debut recording “The One Constant” on Songlines Recordings.

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