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27 April 2019 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm Zenbarn
Join us for a big night of bluegrass featuring VT’s own Beg, Steal, Or Borrow and Northhampton, Mass. based Mamma’s Marmalade for a double CD release show!
Beg, Steal or Borrow was formed in 2013 and since their debut replicating the influential self-titled Old and in the Way album before an enthusiastic crowd at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, the group has toured from Maine to Bermuda. The band is a convergence of five veteran musicians: Jeremy Sicely, Roland Clark, Fran Forim, Luke Auriemmo and Geoff Goodhue, all residing throughout northern Vermont and New Hampshire who have collaborated with the likes of J.D. Hutchison, Tim O’brien, Bryan Bowers, Danny Knicely, Bill Frisell and Yonder Mountain String Band.
With rhythmic drive, intricate instrumental arrangement and vocal harmony, the quintet is now
broadening its repertoire to showcase original material. Beg, Steal or Borrow won the 2017 Podunk and 2018 Thomas Point Beach bluegrass festival band competitions, has been featured at Greyfox and Ossipee Valley and will be at Winter Wondergrass this coming December. Their self-titled EP is available at www.begstealorborrowvt.com
Mamma’s Marmalade is a Northampton MA-based, newgrass band. Their fresh take on traditional American music transforms the conventional bluegrass experience into a raucus barnyard party that refuses to let you sit. Since their formation in 2014, the five piece string band has been fusing diverse musical backgrounds into a sound that bursts at the seams with energy, exuding a pure joy for creating music. Mamma’s honest lyrics and warm, acoustic tones invite listeners back to a time when wooden instruments and sweet vocal harmonies captivated the hearts of America. Experimenting with intricate instrumentals and lively covers, their music brings the genre to new and unexpected places.