Ali McGuirk— January 23 @ 07:00 pm
Ali McGuirk commands the room with her dynamic voice and heartfelt songwriting. Blending classic soul power with folk songwriter lyricism, Ali has the rare ability to silence a room with just a few words of a song. With a vocal style rooted deeply in improvisation, her sets are a hypnotic and intimate emotional journey. Her debut album, Slow Burn earned her recognition as one of New England’s most compelling artists and Ali has been bringing her music to national audiences ever since, leading her award winning band, serenading solo with her electric guitar and finding inspiration in unexpected collaborations.
Let’s Tango!— January 28 @ 07:00 pm
A concert not to be missed, Let’s Tango! will showcase Boston based Duo Cello e Basso and pianist Victor Cayres. The trio will perform their own arrangements of the music of Piazzolla and Gardel, with favorites such as El día que me quieras, Por una cabeza, as well as lesser known works such as Kicho, a virtuoso piece dedicated to Enrique Kicho Díaz, the double bass player in Piazzolla’s band. Celebrated works, such as Le Grand Tango, dedicated to Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, also known as The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, will also be featured. The trio has recorded these arrangements for a CD scheduled to be released in the Spring/Summer 2021. This concert, generously sponsored by Deborah and Ron Feinstein, will be livestreamed from Boston’s own state-of-the-art Futura Productions recording studio on January 28th, at 7PM Eastern Time. Admission is free but a ticket reservation is required to receive the link to the program.
Mountainfilm on Tour – Stowe, Vermont— 12pm February 4, 2021 through 12pm February 7, 2021
Mountainfilm on Tour and Spruce Peak Arts present a selection of environmentally-minded films. These culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films are curated from the annual Mountainfilm festival held in Telluride, Colorado. In lieu of a traditional in-person gathering, the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, VT will be hosting a virtual screening of Mountainfilm on Tour with an inspiring program of films that explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. RESERVING TICKETS TO THE SHOW The free virtual program is available beginning at 12 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 4 and will be available until 12 p.m. on Sunday, February 7. To see the list of films selected to play in this program, click here. In lieu of a ticket purchase, please consider donating directly to our host, Spruce Peak Arts.
Bow Thayer— February 20 @ 07:00 pm
Bow Thayer will be releasing a new album written over the course of the Covid pandemic and recorded at his Central Vermont studio, “The Woodshed”. Thayer’s playing makes up the lion’s share of tracks, but the recording also features long-time drummer Jeff Berlin and Boston bass staple Jeremy Dryden, both of whom will be joining Thayer for the Spruce Peak show. Other guests providing tracks remotely from the left coast include Chris McGandy (Perfect Trainwreck) on pedal steel and Val McCallum (Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt) on guitar. The show will cover most of the new album as well as some old favorites. It is hard to say what will really conspire on the night of February 20 but expect Thayer, Dryden and Berlin to rattle the walls of this beautiful and spacious room. As always, Thayer will incorporate multiple unique instruments into the set with fresh songs that depict a look of humanity observed from the “green bubble” of Vermont. Sometimes groovy, sometimes dissonant, often thought-provoking and ultimately positive.
Beg, Steal or Borrow— March 20 @ 07:00 pm
Beg, Steal or Borrow was formed in early 2013 with a mission to resurrect the music of the iconic bluegrass band Old and in the Way and have since grown into a solid repertoire of original material. Winning three prestigious bluegrass band competitions in Maine, Connecticut and New York, they have been dubbed a “Triple Crown Bluegrass Band” by Bluegrass Today. The group is heading out in the 2021 concert season on the heels of their first full length album of original music titled Old Mountain Time.