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Bloodroot Gap at Brandon Music, Dec.11

Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. — RANDOLPH — For the final concert of 2021 Brandon Music welcomes Bloodroot to Brandon Music. Performing their special combination of bluegrass, jazz, Celtic and traditional American string music, steeped in the hills of Vermont, this concert promises to provide an incredible night of entertainment from some of Vermont’s finest musicians.

Courtesy Brandon Music
Bloodroot Gap

Formed after a serendipitous jam session at a Vermont bluegrass festival, Bloodroot Gap is a musical collaboration between brothers Rob and Jim McCuen (Swing Noire), Freeman Corey(Catamount Crossing, Big Spike Bluegrass), and Jake Munson.

Fiddle player Freeman Corey grew up on a dairy farm in Benson. The son of a fine, old- time fiddler, he started playing at age 10, learning hundreds of Irish, Scottish, and French- Canadian fiddle tunes from his father. Corey has become one of Vermont’s most sought-after traditional fiddlers, gracing the stage with Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing, Big Spike Bluegrass, The Haymakers, and Spare Parts among countless other notable groups and musicians.

The McCuens have been performing side-by-side for nearly 30 years, founding the bands Wiley Dobbs, Acoustic Undermind, and Swing Noire, and sharing the stage with the likes of Frank Vignola, Jamie Masefield, Charlie Hunter, and Doug Perkins. The brothers provide tight vocal harmonies and rhythmic accompaniment, as only twins can. Rob dazzles audiences with his fluid solos on mandolin and guitar, while Jim holds down the low end on upright bass.

Jake Munson sings and plays guitar with the skill and confidence of one who was raised in a musical family, and he’s performed onstage with nationally recognized, award-winning instrumentalists like Matt Flinner and Jake Schepps. Since joining Bloodroot Gap for four sets at the Basin Bluegrass Festival last July, he has become an integral band member, adding even more depth and complexity to their sound.  Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Concert tickets are $25. A pre-concert dinner is available for $35. Reservations are required for dinners and recommended for the show and can be made online at brandon-music.net. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247 4295 or e-mail [email protected] for reservations or for more information.

Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road and Route 73 east of the village, opposite Neshobe Golf Club.

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