Concert’s an ode to light and dark
PUTNEY - Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present New England’s acclaimed roots, rhythm, and harmony quartet Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem with special guest Anna Patton, at Next Stage on Friday, January 31 at 7:30 pm. The quintet will perform “Wintersong,” a collection of celebratory, poetic, reflective seasonal songs, an ode to light and dark at the turning of the year.
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem features four-part vocal harmonies, indelible songs, fiddle, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, and a homemade percussion kit of cardboard boxes, tin cans, caulk tubes, packing-tape tambourines, bottle-cap rattles, Mongolian jaw harps, and a vinyl suitcase. Over the past 18 years, the folk-roots quartet has taken its uplifting, healing performances to concert halls, festivals, and residency engagements across North America, and has released seven CDs on Signature Sounds.
Rani Arbo, Andrew Kinsey, Anand Nayak, and Scott Kessel’s “Wintersong” swings between reflection and celebration, with verses by hallowed poets, fiddle/percussion-driven New Year’s shouts from the Georgia Sea Islands and Louisiana, traditional carols, and songs by modern songwriters.
Brattleboro clarinetist, singer, composer, and educator Anna Patton joins the group for this concert. She is a member of the internationally touring dance band Elixir, the quartet Dunham Shoe Factory, and the Julian Gerstin Sextet.
Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org.
For information call (802) 387-0102.