Photo by Paul Janovitz
Don't miss your chance to get Bow Thayer and Perfect
Trainwreck's new CD before it hits stores, in a release party at
Chandler Music Hall, Jan. 19.
Central Vermont's favorite rocker, Bow Thayer, and his band the
Perfect Trainwreck will debut music from their much-anticipated
album Eden, performed in its entirety by Perfect Trainwreck and
special guests in a multi-media event at Chandler Music Hall in
Randolph. The show takes place Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Audience members are invited to an "after party" in the Esther Mesh
Room of Chandler's Upper Gallery following the show. A cash bar
will be available.
The Chandler show pre-dates the official release, giving the
audience a first glimpse and a chance to purchase the album before
it hits stores and the airwaves. The show is a benefit for BALE -
Building a Local Economy, a community resource center for local
economy initiatives that emerge from the people and communities of
the White River Valley.
Early ticket purchasers can get a free meal before the show if
they are one of the first 100 people to reserve a place. The
community meal will take place in the Esther Mesh Room of
Chandler's Upper Gallery at 5:30 p.m. BALE will ask for donations
for the meal to help support its work in the area. A cash bar will
be available. For tickets and dinner reservations, please call the
Chandler Box Office at 802-728-6464. Concert tickets can also be
ordered online at www.chandler-arts.org.
Thayer was inspired to plan this event at Chandler as "a small
token of appreciation to the community that supports this group of
musicians so well". The performance will be recorded and filmed for
eventual film production. The multi-media event features sets by
Trish McDonough and choreography by Rutland's Cobra Dance
Thayer has been singing and writing songs for as long as he can
remember. Making music defines who he is. He incorporates it into
all he does, while striving to live up to his "reputation as a
sublimely gifted artist" with the rare "ability to write new
material that sounds like an instant stringband classic".
Bow first made a name for himself in Boston with 7 League Boots,
a rock/reggae band that shared the stage with bands such as Fugazi,
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Pearl Jam. Fifteen years ago he
made a life-altering decision to leave the city for Vermont's Green
Mountains. Here he first explored the Delta Blues, playing slide
guitar for the original Elbow and started playing the banjo - both
in the bluegrass band The Benders, and on his own.
The acclaimed musicians that comprise Perfect Trainwreck are
self-described as "a failed painter, some lousy carpenters, and a
piano tuner". They cultivate progressive yet soulful mountain music
with an electric banjo, various other stringed instruments, used
parts found in drums, and with a keen eye for the human
Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck features Bow Thayer, vocals,
guitar and banjo; Jeremy Curtis, vocals and bass; Jeff Berlin on
drums; James Rohrpiano, organ and keyboards; and Chris McGandy on
pedal steel guitar.
Advance tickets are $20 and can be ordered by calling the
Chandler Box Office between 3 and 6 p.m. weekdays or online at
www.chandler-arts.org. Tickets purchased on the day of the show are
$25. All facilities at Chandler Music Hall are wheelchair