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1 May 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BCA Center
This concert is a part of Young Tradition Festival (April 27-May 3), and is one of 5 early evening acoustic concerts (no sound system) at the BCA Center in Burlington.
Vermont’s own trad-roots power trio! Composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland, his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson, Pete’s Posse never fails to surprise and excite! Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding foot percussion with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards, and soaring vocal harmonies adding color to the Posse’s sonic landscape. With a steady flow of powerful uplifting energy that spans their age gap, they tap into many traditions from the north to south, and east to west, to distill a distinct sound that is completely their own. The Boston Irish Reporter recently proclaimed the Posse puts forth “(a) kaleidoscope of sounds and styles with equal parts amiability and energy.”
Since 2014 the Posse has racked up over 150,000 miles of touring, released 5 albums, and played numerous festivals including Shetland Folk Festival, Festival Memoire et Racine, New Bedford Folk Festival, and more! The Posse’s signature is variety: all multi-instrumentalists, the band plays a dynamic repertoire of folk-roots genres; songs and tunes, traditional and original. For over four years they’ve been bringing their brand of ‘Neo-Traditional Folk’ to festival stages, dance halls and concert series across the US, Canada and Europe.
Spintuition is an-award winning New England based folk band that blends creativity and tradition into tight harmony and joyous rhythms. Silas Hamilton (Guitar, Piano, Fiddle, Vocals, Feet), Willy Clemetson (Fiddle, Vocals, Feet), and Samuel Foucher (Accordion, Piano, Vocals) play primarily contra dance style music but they have also crafted sweet arrangements of traditional songs into their repertoire for concerts.
In 2019, two years after the band was formed, Spintuition tied for first place in the Young Tradition Vermont contest in Burlington. Since then the band has been exploring new territory. With the New World Festival (among other shows) coming up, Spintuition has a well-balanced diet of contra dances and performances.
Presenting a compelling mixture of spicy tunes and glorious old songs in the styles of trad-Irish, French-Canadian, and Old Time, Spintuition has cultivated a vibrant and vital sound that will leave you hungry for more.
Other festival events include school and hospital programs during the week, the annual contest finals (with guest sets by Spintuition and other TBA performers) (11am to 3pm) and the mentor/student showcase (6pm) on May 2nd at City Hall.
Tickets for the evening concerts will be available soon at through Seven Days Ticketing. Limited seating for all evening concerts-purchase your tickets early!
Admission to the contest finals, the mentor-student showcase are by suggested donation (no advance tickets). Questions or additional info about the festival from email@example.com