The Last Waltz Live – 2nd Annual First Responders Night
An All-Star recreation of The Band’s classic 1978 concert film “The Last Waltz” featuring The Rev Tor Band and musicians from the local music scene to perform the songs of the film’s original special guests! The show features renditions of all the hits by The Band featured in the film, such as “The Weight”, “Up On Cripple Creek”, and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” as well as songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more.
Rev Tor Band was formed in western Massachusetts by front man Tor Krautter in 1996. Since its conception, the band has evolved into a power house on the east coast club and festival circuit, performing in venues from Maine to Key West Florida. In their native New England, the band keeps a heavy performing schedule enthusiastically supported by a large following of dedicated fans. On stage the band’s energy is intense. These boys are not afraid to break a sweat and rarely have a problem getting the crowd on their feet.
Vermont Special Guests include (in alphabetical order):
Cooie DeFrancesco sings with a voice that amazes, and brings a musicality that lends heart and soul to every selection. This Vermont songbird has gone from zero to a full performance schedule in six short years. Primarily performing solo on vocals and guitar, Cooie is also a member of Bardela, and enjoys other collaborations across genres.
Phil Hyjek is lead vocalist, rhythm and slide guitarist for The Suspects. He also performs as a solo artist covering a mix of folk, rock, country and Blues songs that he refers to as “Coffeehouse” and as a member of AmerikanaBlue, a semi-acoustic trio that, as the name implies, plays Americana and Blues.
Bud Johnson really enjoys what he does. He said, “I love music. I love to play music and to create a vibe that creates enjoyment, makes people smile and want to dance. I can be by myself and enjoy what I’m doing in a practice but it doesn’t compare to playing in a room full of people that are all grooving and riding the same vibe.” ~ Mountain Times April 2018
“Harmonica Bob” MacKenzie is known for his vocals and harmonica. He is the founder of the The Bob MacKenzie Band which plays blues classics, jump, swing, and rhythm & blues– tunes that will get you dancing, or simply let you enjoy the night, listening while the band takes you back through decades of great music.
Christine Malcolm is a mom and singer-writer-musician living in Elmore, Vermont. Her debut recording- Crickets, Coyotes and the Big Yellow Moon is a collection of songs about small towns, big hearts, broken dreams and the endurance of hope and love.
Rick Redington is both forward thinking and reflective. His lyrics are astute and not overdone, poetic without sounding forced, and appealing to the indie crowd as well as the country bumpkin.
Bow Thayer has been singing and writing songs for as long as he can remember. Making music is who he is. He has lived up to his “reputation as a sublimely gifted artist” by pursuing a creative vision that seeks to lead Americana music into the future. Finally gaining national recognition, American Songwriter says this “onetime Levon Helm compatriot is the best artist to come from New England in recent years.”
As a gesture of our appreciation, all first responders receive a “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket! Call the box office for tickets 802.760.4634