Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON— “I’ve got roots that go deep and grow deeper the more I leave my home,” Caroline Cotter sings in the title cut of “Home on the River,” her second full-length major release. The sweetly expressive Americana artist, who has found a true home on the road and on diverse musical stages throughout the world, is currently on tour and performs at Brandon Music on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
“Home on the River” has brought Cotter some well-deserved attention. Country Standard Time calls her the “new champion” of today’s folk scene, and explains that she “encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner.”
Cotter grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and attended college in Maine before setting off on what has become a global quest for adventure and education set to music. “Home on the River” emphasizes both that freedom of wanderlust and a sense of place. The album features nine original songs plus Cotter’s hauntingly lovely a capella version of Woody Guthrie’s “My Peace.”
“Home on the River” is the follow-up to Cotter’s acclaimed 2015 debut, “Dreaming as I Do,” which reached No. 5 on the Folk DJ chart.
Since that time, Cotter has played over 200 shows per year in such prestigious venues as Boston’s Club Passim and the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland, Oregon; plus Florida’s 30A Songwriters Festival and New York’s legendary Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. Along the way, she has shared stages with musicians Loudon Wainwright III, David Wilcox and Dan Bern, and was selected for the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New York. Cotter was also a finalist for the 2018 No Depression Singer-Songwriter Award.
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. Visit brandon-music.net.
The event is a part of Vermont Arts 2018, celebrating arts in Vermont.
Photo courtesy Brandon Music