Wednesday, July 15, 2015

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

Friday, we have a very special show with Carrie Johnson and Libby Johnson, two sisters formerly of the acclaimed Indie-Folk/Country band 22 Brides. With them is their protege Julia Russo, a rising star who has been turning heads with her alluring vocals and lyrical prowess. Saturday we're bringing in La Hot Jazz, a quartet of grooving Jazz performers who know a thing or two about putting on a great show!
Come on by for a weekend of music and fun!

605 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457

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An Evening of Songwriting- Featuring Carrie Johnson, Libby Johnson, & Julia Russo

July 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | $10

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From Right to Left: Carrie Johnson, Libby Johnson, Julia Russo

It is said that the best songwriters put their life into their music, and the Johnson sisters have quite the life to write about! Both Carrie and Libby Johnson have traveled the globe and performed in bands (including the critically acclaimed 22 Brides) and solo ventures. Wanderers, Pop Stars, and Mothers, their music reflects their storied lives with depth and feeling born from experience.
At seventeen years old, Julia Russo may not have the same life experience as her mentor Carrie Johnson, but she does have a talent for soulful writing and alluring vocals. Though still a young star, she is already selling out shows in Boston and New York.
Individually, these performers are spectacular. Together, they are pure magic.
Learn more and reserve seats at our website.


La Hot Jazz

July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm | $10

La Hot Jazz plays throughout New England with sophistication and style. These seasoned musicians will add a unique flavor and charisma to any social or jazz event. The band performs the Great American Songbook adding style and sophistication to every performance.

La Hot Jazz consists of voice, double bass, saxophone/flute, drums and piano.

Vocalist Kathy Bonaccorsi is a Hartford born native. She spent 36 years in the San Francisco Bay area honing on her craft singing, writing originals, and recording with artists such as Dan Daniels; Ron White; Helen Stevens of the Light House Singers. Kathy excels with every performance singing the standards.
On double and electric bass you will hear Dave Hosking, who has performed professionally since the age of 19. Dave studied under Rick Rossi, Principal Bass of the Hartford Symphony and Dr. Bruce Bellingham, Professor Emeritus of Music History at UCONN.
Saxophonist and flautist Ralph Martin is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. As music director of La Hot Jazz he ensures that the musical experience the band cooks up is both fresh and authentic.
Drummer and band leader Louie Delorso studied with the great Jim Handley, and has honed his craft over decades to develop an outstanding level of musicianship on the skins.
Pianist Darryl Patterson, originally from Buffalo, NY has earned his BA in music from S.U.N.Y. in Buffalo where he studied piano and music composition. Throughout his career Darryl has played with numerous Jazz bands. He composes and has written several original jazz compositions.

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