Summer Sillies with The Swing Peepers
Join us on the Hillside at Artistree for a family-oriented outdoor concert starring The Swing Peepers, a vocal-harmony and multi-instrument duo, performing inventive, earth-friendly, and interactive songs and stories!
The Swing Peepers are lively, improvisational, and endearingly goofy. Instruments strummed, swung, and tapped include: guitar, mandolin, violin, harmonica, banjo, ukulele, and accordion. Most songs and stories are participatory, and body movement is part of the action!
“You were great! What a fun family evening you gave us. It was a perfect combination of stories and song. Very upbeat – very swinging!”
~ Natasha, Children’s Librarian, Hinesburg, VT
Matthew Witten is a musician, storyteller, and educator, who started performing folk music on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater singing to school groups, and performing on stage with Pete Seeger and other folk musicians. Using guitar, accordion, banjo, and percussion, Matthew has been performing for family audiences in Vermont, New York, and elsewhere in New England since 1988.
As a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, John has performed in a wide variety of musical groups ranging from classical choral, madrigal, barbershop, and stage groups, to folk, rock & roll, and contemporary a cappella bands.
John plays several instruments including guitar, mandolin, violin, and harmonica. He has appeared on a variety of stages throughout his career including "A Prairie Home Companion", the Champlain Valley Folk Festival, Burlington & Montpelier Vermont First Nights, the Boston Regional Harmony Sweepstakes, and coffeehouses and festivals in New England.