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Music on the Hill 2021

2021 Summer Concert Series
Sweet Birch Summer Concert Series 2

Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy live music! Join us each Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 pm on the Hillside at Artistree this summer for an outdoor concert featuring area musicians!

No dogs, please!

Please note the walk from the parking area to the concert venue is uphill. The ground is uneven and might pose a challenge for anyone with mobility issues. Please call Artistree to make arrangements for assistance should you need it!

Performances by:

June 16: Hot Pickin Party Trio: Hot Pickin' Party is a Burlington based bluegrass trio comprised of Doug Perkins, Adam Frehm and Mike Santosusso. Doug, Adam and Mike have each performed with various groups and artists in Vermont. The music of The Hot Pickin' Party celebrates the reunion of this trio with heartfelt harmonies, dynamic musical interplay and a spirit of exploration of journeys old and new.


June 23: Nat Williams & Emily Musty: Em & Nat are an acoustic singer-songwriter cover duo that will have you up and dancing, lulled and relaxed, and everything in between. Em & Nat came together in early 2020, with Nat's lyrical guitar, and Em's vibrant vocals - sit back and relax - to New England's acoustic duo.


June 30: Los Lorcas: In the spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca—gifted musician, legendary poet/playwright and ebullient performer—poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up. Los Lorcas blur boundaries between spoken word and song, weaving poetry with Andalusian ballads, blues, rock, folk, reggae, hip hop, Americana and jazz in pursuit of the cante jondo (deep song) Lorca so ardently championed.


July 7: Rose Hip Jam:  (Kerry Rosenthal, Steve Glazer and Eric Bronstein) plays an energetic mix of folk, folk rock, country and delta blues and some fun unexpected outliers (tin pan alley favorites, for instance). The band features two guitars and bass, strong harmonies and tight rhythms.


July 14: Artis-Trio: Jazz, Latin, and blues performed by Kathleen Dolan, Glendon Ingalls, and Mark van Gulden, with special guest Pete Michellini.


July 21: Laurie Goldsmith Trio: Award-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Laurie Goldsmith has been recording and performing music for over thirty years. Her music spans genres from blues to jazz to country and to reggae. Laurie is also a longtime early childhood educator and has recorded several albums of children music. She recently relocated from Boston, MA to Bethel, VT and will be joined this evening by upright bassist Tal Shalom-Kobi from Newton, MA and drummer Caleb Bronz from Winooski, Vermont. You can find out more about her project and listen to her music at www.thelauriegoldsmithproject.com


July 28: Small Change: Small Change was formed by a group of jazz musicians who had been playing together in small combos and big bands since the early 1990s. In 2010, a rock club in Burlington, Vermont (Nectar’s, where the band Phish cut their teeth) offered them a gig. Thinking a jazz combo would not be right for that room, guitarist/singer Bob Gagnon said to the band, “I know a bunch of Tom Waits songs. Let’s take the gig and play those.” Thus, Small Change was born, and soon they’d be playing in Boston, New York City, and New Orleans. The band’s goal is to pay tribute to the stories and characters presented in Waits’ lyrics while using each tune as a springboard for improvisation.


August 4: Brian Cook: Brian Cook grew up in Vermont and still calls it home, but musically he acknowledges no boundaries. Brian plays a mix of rock, pop, soul, R&B, country, folk, and originals, ranging from the 1960s to now, and has performed regularly in the Upper Valley for the last five years.


August 11: Jack Snyder/Leyeux: Jack Snyder (aka Leyeux) is a musician who grew up in Vermont and considers Barnard to be home. After graduating from WUHS in 2013, he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and recently finished his degree in Music Education at the University of Vermont in Spring of 2021. He writes songs inspired by many different genres of acoustic, electric and electronic sounds. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, sings and uses a looping station to perform when playing solo performances. His music is soulful, groovy and explores interesting harmonic and melodic possibilities.


August 18: The Four Hoarse Men: The 4 Hoarse Men are four individuals who are welded musically together by shared interests in many musical genres and in developing a musical platform that does not require vast amounts of electronic equipment to haul around and maintain. Most members have been in organized bands or backing local artists for many of years, others are new to group performance. Some are multi instrumentalists, but the group format is essentially mandolin, banjo, electric bass and acoustic guitar.


Tickets are $5 per person (children under age 5 are free). Advance ticket purchase is recommended!

Special thanks to our Music on the Hill 2021 title sponsor Woodstock Inn & Resort !
Thanks to Mascoma Savings Bank for also sponsoring the Music on the Hill!