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Missisquoi River Band


Saturday, August 15th at 7:30pm

The Northern Vermont band plays traditional and original bluegrass. The group features Patrick Murphy and Jim and Cindy Weed, the songwriting and vocal backbone of the band. Their unique three-part harmony arrangements are masterfully backed up by David Gusakov a well-seasoned picker adding to the innovative instrumentals.

The band just released its first all-original CD Plenty of Heartaches last year. Dan Bolles of Seven Days noted, “The Weeds write with all the warm nostalgia of a Norman Rockwell painting,” and that Murphy “colors his lovelorn musings with a blues hue.” Bolles goes on to say that “buoyed by plainspoken songwriting, sturdy picking and copious heartfelt odes to their home state, Missisquoi River Band offer a record that should find a place on the shelves of Vermont bluegrass fans – especially if that shelf rests in proximity to a wood stove.”

Jim has been playing guitar for 30 years and was a founding member of the Backyard Bluegrass Band, along with his wife Cindy on rhythm guitar. Patrick (bass fiddle) has been picking and singing, mostly solo, for decades in a variety of styles including blues, rock and folk. Since 1973, David, playing fiddle, has been plying the music trade in his adopted state of Vermont, pingponging between the Vermont Symphony and assorted bluegrass (Pine Island, Midnite Plowboys) and jazzy (Will Patton Ensemble, Swing Noire) outfits throughout the state.

Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner also available for $20. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.


Phone: 802-247-4295