With five weekends in November, the month is absolutely loaded with great music from all over the map, and so many great events to choose from. It all starts with to amazing shows this weekend. First Trey Anastasio Band members and avant funk specialists drummer Russ Lawton + B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski are Soule Monde. An ideal union of swagger and raw talent, the duo is cemented into an indestructible pocket, where bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by a near-telepathic response from the other. This is fluid funk, crafted for the dance floor but supported by an extensive grasp of jazz improvisation.
Then on Saturday get ready to get down with Upstate (formerly Rubdown) with special guests Peppermint Endurance Co. Drawing from all corners of America's musical heritage Upstate brings infectious Americana grooves led by three powerful female leads. If you caught Parsonsfield last weekend and had a blast, then this is a perfect time to come back to church!
Too much good stuff
The following weekend may present the toughest set of choices as we have great shows Thursday-Sunday. Leading off with Big Sam's Funky Nation, on Thursday. Then Arc Iris makes their first Stone Church appearance in support of their new album Icon of Ego. Speaking of new albums Jatoba's original trio line up is back together for one night only to release their long-anticipated album Last Man Standing, and they're bringing local favorites The Gaslight Tinkers along for the night. Finally, on Sunday we'll wind down with the lovely voices of the Bright Wings Chorus on their farewell tour.
Only two shows to choose from next weekend. Is a rocking night of Americana with a strong Country twang your thing? Then hit The Mallett Brothers Band show on Thursday. If your tastes lean a little more rock hold the twang, then join us Friday for Native American Music Awards nominee Janel Munoa. Also on the bill will be local Post-Punkers I Love You, who should not be missed, and Brooklyn garage rocker Emma DeCorsey.
Home for the Holidays
With Brattleboro natives returning home for Thanksgiving, we've bookended Turkey Day with a couple of great shows for home grown audiences. First on Wednesday Stresslebee of the Epidemiks is back with a local heavy Hip-Hop extravagaza, led by VT's own Jarv.
Then on Friday Social Medication brings you smoking power trio Rock & Roll. Finally we've got a night of Reggae featuring Rebelle to close out the weekend.
Best for Last?
Get ready for another few weeks of me browbeating you into checking out Will Wood. While we're trying to dial in our booking to fit our audience, there will be acts that I continue to force on you until you relent. If Not I Then Who Than is back again to open the night.
Next up we're ecstatic for Home Body's first Stone Church visit, along with Patsy Clone, an all-star Patsy Cline tribute band featuring dueling Patsy's.