On Saturday, September 17, the band Luminous Crush - featuring Laura Molinelli and Ben Campbell - will perform in Wardsboro to celebrate the release of the band's first CD. Luminous Crush has both an acoustic flavor as well as a full band "dream pop" delivery. It will be the full band coming to Wardsboro's Town Hall, the first of several CD Release shows around the state.
Singer/songwriter Laura Molinelli has released five albums, and shared the stage with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Dar Williams, John Gorka, The Band, and NRBQ. The Rutland Herald notes that she "writes with intense imagery and emotion" and The Brattleboro Reformer adds that her voice is "sweet and rich as it resonates with that plaintive sound of bluegrass singers."
Multi-instrumentalist Ben Campbell toured for two years with Circus Smirkus as a member of the House Band and has collaborated with many notable Vermont musicians and groups, including Anais Mitchell. The Burlington newspaper Seven Days calls him "a sublimely gifted, insatiably curious and wildly multifaceted artist."
Molinelli and Campbell are both members of the local well-known bluegrass band The Bondville Boys.
This CD Release show is being presented by Wardsboro Curtain Call, with a cafe style atmosphere. Admission is $10 at the door. The show will begin at 7 pm; doors open at 6:30. Hot and cold light refreshments will be served; this is a BYOB (beer and wine) event. Dancing is encouraged.