Friday, March 23, 2018

This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

Radial Points Music & Poetry

Stephen Campiglio - Author of two poetry books, "Cross-Fluence" and "Verbal Clouds through Various Magritte Skies", and a manuscript of translations, "The Ringing Bones: Selected Poems of Giuseppe Bonaviri.

T. L. Hine - Director of Music at the Universalist Church of West Hartford, and instructor of private lessons in saxophone, music theory and composition, and piano.
Peter Van Siclen - M.M. in jazz composition from UMass Amherst, Composes orchestral funk for the Capital City Symphony in Washington D.C., and performs widely on saxophone and wind synthesizer. 

Max Schwimmer - M.M. from the Hartt School of Music, has performed with Asylum Quartet, Juiliard Orchestra, and International Opera Theater, and serves on the faculty off Camp Encore/Coda in Maine, and Music and Arts East Hartford.

Markus Centola - M.M. from the Hartt School of Music, performs with Argentine Tango Ensemble InfiniTango, and the gypsy jazz group Chat Noir, and teaches private lessons in accordion, piano, and violin.

May Erlewine Duo

May Erlewine - Some people might call May Erlewine “Michigan’s Songbird”, but her songs have traveled far beyond her home state. One of the most prolific and passionate songwriters of her generation, May’s music has touched the hearts of people all over the world. Her words have held solace for weary hearts, offered a light in the darkness and held a lot of space for the pain and joy of being alive in these times. When she starts to sing, there’s no way around it. Welcome to the moment, everyone.
Raised in a family rich with art and music, May began writing songs and playing them for the people at a very young age. Her journeys have taken her all over the world, from street corners to renowned stages, May has performed for all walks of life. In her travels Erlewine came to know the land and the pulse of the people. Her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk.

Anand Nayak - picked up the guitar at age fifteen, after years of piano lessons and choir singing. He discovered his mother’s classical guitar collecting dust under a table and realized he had to figure it out. Before too long he had McCartney’s Blackbird down, but it wasn’t until some friends of his started a rock band that things really started moving. He got a beat up Squire electric guitar and a Peavey Bandit amp and was soon a lost cause, playing all day, trying to learn Jimmy Page and Hendrix riffs by ear, falling in love with the infinite tonal possibilities, often falling asleep on his guitar. After 25 years of performing and learning how to make records, Nayak is now an player with a style that encompasses a century’s worth of folk, blues, jazz and rock. He is a multi-instrumentalist with a yen for anything with strings, most recently falling for the lap steel. First and foremost he is a harmonist with a knack for blending his voice and instrument into the music. Nayak is a Grammy-nominated producer, performer and writer, with numerous other awards in family music.

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