Friday, September 27, 2019

Fantastic Folk Musicians, Youth Watercolor Class and More This Weekend at The Buttonwood Tree

Ebin-Rose Trio & Local Honey

September 27 @ 8-10 pm, $15

The Buttonwood Tree is proud to present the Ebin-Rose Trio on September 27 from 8-10pm. Admission is $15. Their gigs go back over 25 years to their very first performances at The Buttonwood Tree. For them every gig feels like a trip home.

Since their debut as a trio at the Katharine Hepburn theater the inclusion of Bobo on upright bass has brought Ebin-Rose Trio into a more free form unit. Their Four CD’s “Bare Wires”, “Wind Pictures”, “Bright As the Sun”  and “Live From The Buttonwood Tree” receive a broad range of airplay both online and on college radio. Ahead of this years show the band will release a new EP of covers of Nick Drake, Paul Wheeler/John Martyn & Sandy denny,  the songs that shaped the band. ”Rose’s voice and Ebin’s guitar work as a flowing musical mosaic…the sum being greater than the parts,” — Ken Bastura, musicHound folk The Essential Album Guide / Frogbelly Folk News

“Awash with soft accents, guitar flourishes, finger-picked fineries, and seductively sung vocals, this is a sonic treat for all”.Dirty Linen,

Owing much in mood to the timeless qualities found in the music of Nick Drake, acoustic John Martyn, and Pentangle” Dirty Linen

“Parker’s technique on the fretboard and Bengtson’s vocals evoke the best of what has been termed “folk Music” (Scott Appel, Recording Artist)

The Local Honey Project offers a sonic experience ranging from the emotionally-rich acoustic song to a driving rock pulse. The project features the songwriting of Erin Smith and Frank Natter, whose songs lead audiences to appreciate Local Honey both in its intimate acoustic form as well as in an electric band arrangement, which is powered by a changeable line up of Connecticut River Valley’s finest players. In the spirit of Neil Young’s stinging edge, Pink Floyd’s epic flow, and CSN’s nuanced harmonies, The Local Honey Project presents a limitless fresh memorable sound.
Reserve seats here

Aligned with Source: Empowering Workshop for Self-Awareness
September 28 @ 10:30-12 pm, $10
Topic: The Micro and the Macro
Are we really all connected? How do our personal lives affect our outer and vice versa?

Watercolor Class for Youth

September 28 @ 3-5 pm, $10 per session

The Buttonwood Tree is offering a special class for young budding artists, ages 12-18, interested in opportunities to showcase their visual creations and develop their skills on September 28 from 3-5 pm. Admission is $10 for each class. This is the first class. Reserve a spot here

The instructor is Jenavieve Hawks, a local artist and art teacher.

Scholarships are available. Please call for more information. (860) 347-4957.

We thank the Middletown Commission on the Arts for supporting this program!!

The Kennedys

September 28 @ 8-10 pm, $20

Pete and Maura Kennedy return for a lively, fun acoustic folk-rock pop show. Be sure to reserve your seat!  They always fill the room!! 
The Kennedys will be playing a variety of songs from across their two dozen albums, plus Pete will do a brief reading from his new book: Tone, Twang, and Taste: A Guitar Memoir. And of course, they ’ll play your requests! 

The Buttonwood tree is proud to have The Kennedys back on September 28 from 8-10 pm. Admission is $20. Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times.
Originally based in Austin, Texas, they spent a few years in the Washington DC area before moving to the East Village in New York City, where they have been based for most of the last two decades. The Kennedys are known nationwide as the hosts of the late lamented Dharma CafĂ© program on Sirius Satellite Radio, and on Broadway, they are regular cast members of Theatre Within’s annual tribute to John Lennon — working in that capacity with Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper and a host of others.
Life on the road and time spent in the creative ecosystem of the Village have informed their songwriting over the course of 14 duo albums and half a dozen side projects, and Safe Until Tomorrow is true to that tradition. What sets the album apart is the inclusion of several anthemic, rocking songs of social consciousness that convey a strong message best summed up in one of the song titles: “Be Silent No More.” The Kennedys’ music has been described as uplifting, empowering and encouraging. In these turbulent times, they rise to the occasion with Safe Until Tomorrow.  
The Kennedys are recognized for their harmonies and instrumental prowess, blending elements of country music, bluegrass, Western swing and janglepop. Read a great article on The Kennedys here

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center is located at 605 Main Street, Middletown. There is ample, free parking behind It's Only Natural market. Refreshments, viewing of Buttonwood's Art show, the bookstore and refreshments are all open and available. Call for info: (860) 347-4957. If you want to see what events we have lined up for the month check our website's event calendar here.

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