Swing A Cat is a trio of talented women singing and playing swing and jazz from the ‘30s and ‘40s in three-part harmony. Though Liza Constable, Val Blachley, and Agnes Charlesworth sing anything that suits them, they feature songs from The Boswell Sisters, Fats Waller, The Larks, Hoagy Carmichael, and Bessie Smith. A guitarist since the age of 10 and a master of vocal styling, Constable appears on numerous recordings, most notably “In My Girlish Days,” her debut solo blues and vintage swing CD.
Blachly has performed since the early 1970s with various bluegrass and folk groups, and with the swing trio Sweet Hot and Sassy.
Since moving to Maine from San Francisco, Charlesworth has added her talents to many seacoast ensembles performing American roots, Celtic, and Latin music.
The seven-concert series continues every other Sunday through August 23. All concerts begin at 5:30 pm in downtown on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Newman Hall (48 Old Depot Road) in case of rain. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. For information call (802) 387-5772.