Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON—Cradle Switch is a five-piece acoustic Americana group, based in Cambridge, N.Y. Tunes include originals and a range of songs drawing from bluegrass, country, folk and a little blues. With ballads as well as up-tempo rhythms, the group’s lyrics can be on the darker side (along the lines of Buddie and Julie Miller or Judith Edelman), but some sweet love songs are in there, too. They also cover contemporary songs by writers like Lindi Ortega, Steel Drivers and HoneyHoney as well as classic tunes like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and “Long Journey Home.” Cradle Switch performs new songs to be released on the group’s first album, plus fan-favorites, at Brandon Music on March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Singer-songwriters Ferrilyn Sourdiffe and Dave Lawlor swap out guitars for banjo and mandolin, while Kate Ritter brings it on the fiddle, along with some angelic vocal harmonies to add to Sourdiffe and Lawlor’s robust vocals. Singer-songwriter David Cuite adds some bounce on the upright bass as well as lead and harmony vocals and David Norman throws in some percussion (and has been known to wear his special washboard tie to gigs).
Many of the group’s original lyrics are written by honorary band member Chip Macdonald. Sourdiffe said, “He dreams these things in the night and emails them to us. He says there are a bunch of guys, from another place and time, in a phone booth on old Route 66 that send them through the ether.”
This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2017, celebrating arts in Vermont.
Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or for more information.
Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.
Photo courtesy of Brandon Music