The Brook & The Bluff with Special Guest Katie Pruitt
Join us Thursday, August 31st for The Brook & The Bluff with Special Guest Katie Pruitt for the Spruce Peak Summer Concert Series, featuring amazing music by celebrated artists in a magical green mountain setting.
Village Green Opens at 5pm | Katie Pruitt at 6pm | The Brook & The Bluff at 7pm
About The Brook & The Bluff
Expertly crafted songs and sublime musicianship are the backbone of Nashville-based The Brook & The Bluff. Originally from Birmingham, AL, the band’s name is derived from the pockets of Birmingham where they grew up — Bluff Park for frontman Joseph Settine, and Mountain Brook for bassist Fred Lankford, drummer John Canada, keyboardist Kevin Canada, and guitarist Alec Bolton.
Yard Sale, the band’s most recent album, harnesses the spirit of their live show while showcasing intricate harmonies and inventive arrangements. Such is the case on featured singles “Misnomer” and “Doobie Bronson”. Recorded with longtime collaborator Micah Tawlks (Coin, Jake Wesley Rogers), Yard Sale comes in the wake of First Place – the band’s compelling debut, which features the anthemic “Halfway Up” along with fan favorites “Everything Is Just A Mess” and “Shelby”.
The Brook & The Bluff have built a successful foundation of touring on the back of their famously energetic live performances. Headlining sold-out rooms in major markets across the country and having supported Mt Joy, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and Ashe in 2022 – the band now enters the new year with all the momentum in the world. 2023 holds an impressive festival season, the band’s Red Rocks debut (supporting Rainbow Kitten Surprise), and a fresh Spring 2023 tour.
About Katie Pruitt
Katie Pruitt, a 27-year-old artist who recently released Expectations — a defiant coming-of-age debut album about being a lesbian raised Catholic in Atlanta — is about to enter into her Saturn returns era, which means her life is going to get weird. Or so Brandi Carlile, the six-time Grammy winner, tells her. “You’re going to freak out, probably,” Carlile says. “Right when you turn 30.” But, Carlile assures her, “I feel like the best records happened on these big, precipice moments in life.”
It’s here, in this big moment filled with so much uncertainty and turmoil, Pruitt is choosing to embrace the weirdness. Whether it’s going deep exploring and questioning her spiritual identity on her breakout podcast, “The Recovering Catholic,” or bearing her soul with her trademark wit and wisdom each night on stage as part of her extensive fall headline tour, or showcasing her mischievous side with her forthcoming holiday song, “Merry Christmas, Mary Jane,” it’s clear Pruitt is coming into her own and establishing herself as not only an incredible musician, but an artist with a real voice and distinctive perspective.
In the last year-and-a-half and in spite of the pandemic (which hit the month following her album was released), Pruitt has forged ahead, garnering widespread acclaim and praise from press and fellow artists including Carlile, Ruston Kelly, Leslie Jordan, Bob Weir and many more. In addition to being nominated for Emerging Act of the Year at the Americana Music Association, Pruitt has been highlighted as a Rolling Stone “Artist You Need To Know,” one of NPR Music’s “Slingshot: 20 Artists To Watch” and Southwest Magazine’s “Artists on the Rise” and was featured on NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series as well as “CBS Saturday Morning.”
All shows are rain or shine. In case of heavy rain or inclement weather, alternative location will be at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Change of location will be made and announced no later than 10:00am the day of the show.
A portion of ticket sales goes to Spruce Peak Cares’ partner charities: Vermont Foodbank, Meals on Wheels, Clarina Howard Nichols Center, United Way of Lamoille County, The Current, and the North Country Animal League. Learn more at https://www.sprucepeak.com/sprucepeak-cares.