Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Bow Thayer gives live performance at Brandon Music

Courtesy of Brandon Music

BOW THAYER

Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. — BRANDON — Bow Thayer’s Americana music features his tales, truths and fantasies about the human condition. See Bow Thayer live at Brandon Music on July 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Thayer made a name for himself in Boston with 7 League Boots, a rock/reggae band that shared the stage with the likes of Fugazi, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Pearl Jam. Then fifteen years ago he made a life-altering decision to leave the city for the Green Mountains of Vermont. It was here that he explored the Delta blues playing slide guitar for the original Elbow and began a relationship with the banjo—both in the bluegrass group, The Benders, and on his own—that continues to this day.

Thayer’s music is always evolving—from luscious backwoods folk rock to the progressive explorations of his last album, Eden. His newest record, “Sundowser,” is a return to a more gritty, earthy sound while still continuing the atmospheric sonic exploration that is the hallmark of his recent work. “Sundowser” was co-produced and engineered by three-time Grammy winner Justin Guip (Levon Helm) and features special guest performances by Marco Benevento and Tracy Bonham. Crafting the album on an instrument he created—the Bojotar—in a studio he built with his own hands, these songs feel as personal and organic as the rural Vermont environs he wrote and recorded them in. As No Depression puts it, “You want inventiveness… I offer Bow Thayer.” The Bojotar is an amplified stringed instrument that incorporates elements of banjo, resonator guitar, and electric guitar which has been manufactured by the Eastwood/Airline Guitar Company.

This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2016, celebrating public funding for the arts.

Concert tickets are $20. Reservations are recommended. 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, Brandon.

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