Bands

The Gaslight Tinkers

The Gaslight Tinkers’ blend of global rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Since its formation in 2012 the band has lit up the East Coast, the West Coast, and the Caribbean, headlining clubs, dances, and major festivals.

Playing what The Valley Advocate describes as “Music that consistently fizzes and pops with unexpected textures and turns,” The Gaslight Tinkers’ shows are packed with delightful surprises, elated crowds, and exuberant musicianship. The sound and energy of Audrey, Jopey, Garrett, and Peter are universally irresistible.

Housetop

Vermont’s own sing and swing factory. 4 part harmonies, old time swing, and fiddle tunes from all around.

Housetop is Naomi Morse (vocals, fiddle and mandolin), Erica Morse (vocals and upright bass), Anna Patton (vocals and clarinet), and Peter Siegel (vocals, guitar and mandolin. They perform a quirky program of swingy, bluesy, old time American music. Much of their music is from (or at least reminiscent of) the 30s and 40s -a high point of American song writing as performed at the time by stars like the Ink Spots, The Boswell Sisters, Fats Waller, and Fred Astaire. It was a time of great musical craftiness: close harmonies and clever, concise lyrics. It’s also the music with which entertainers strove to sing and dance the people’s cares away, and there’s an undertone of hard times, treading the line between sincerity and satire. In the irreverent spirit of Vaudeville, Housetop makes these songs their own, along with whatever else scratches their itch, including jug band tunes, songs penned by Bob Wills, Dan Hicks, the Roches, and many of their own originals. There’s always hot instrumentals as well: Peter and Erica set the groove for Anna and Naomi’s wild renditions of raggity fiddle tunes and little-big-band breaks.
Check out the Housetop site…

THE BEVERWYCK STRING BAND


New York’s own Trad music group with fiddler Britany Orlebeke, pianist Kristen Hislop, and Peter. Fiddle tunes from New York, New England, Ireland, Appalachia, and beyond. Beverwyck has been playing tunes for almost 20 years. Friends first, and gigs are the gravy for this long standing trio.

Check out their CD. Tunes.. Tunes.. cdbaby.com

ALSO, Peter’s SPACE AGE VAUDEVILLE is a collection of rag tag musician friends who play impromptu songs and tunes, occasional-monthly at places like the Rendezvous in Turners Falls, MA- check the schedule for appearances.

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