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Vermont Bluegrass Pioneers

9 November 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Burnham Hall

The VT Bluegrass Pioneers is an exciting new band that unites the talents of three of Vermont’s veteran and best-known bluegrass musicians: brothers “Banjo” Dan and Willy Lindner – co-founders of the prolific and well-traveled Banjo Dan & the Midnite Plowboys, and Danny Coane, with Vermont’s nationally award-winning honky tonk heroes, the Starline Rhythm Boys. Peter Riley joins them on bass as special guest for this show. Rooted in the hard-driving tradition of first-generation bluegrass, the three share lead and harmony vocals, and in a unique twist Dan and Danny, both of whom are commanding banjo players, alternate on that instrument and rhythm guitar, while Willy holds forth on mandolin.As performers, the VT Bluegrass Pioneers “leave it all on the field” – or in this case, the stage. Decades in the making, this new band is an idea whose time has come.