Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON—Lovers of authentic folk and Americana music welcome opportunities to hear the Michele Fay Band perform well-crafted original songs and Americana music. This energetic and unpretentious group brings forth a comfortable groove of folk, swing, and bluegrass-influenced songs, woven seamlessly together. Fay’s heartfelt lyrics are central to the ensemble, as she sings with a crystal clear, authentic voice. The Rutland Herald called her voice “smooth and entrancing” and said, “While the band’s playing is top-notch, there’s a reason it’s called the Michele Fay Band, and that’s Michele’s voice.”
Fay’s three band musicians are a perfect match for her talent as a singer-songwriter, and they add to the charm and sincerity of these songs without detracting from their earnest messages. Kalev Freeman, on fiddle, brings forth a light-hearted, lilting sound. Michael Santosusso, on upright bass (Smokin’ Grass, Big Spike, Hot Pickin’ Party), adds dynamic beat and perfectly matched harmonies and Fay’s husband, Tim, accomplished melodic instrumentals on mandolin and guitar.
“There is something so reassuring about this kind of music… these tunes are Grand Ole Opry worthy. They make me think of the kind of songs country folks would love to dance to on a saw-dusted wooden floor,” said Kimmy Sophia Brown of The Noise-Boston.com.
“Michele is now recognized as a performer who knows how to write strong songs and deliver them entertainingly,” wrote Art Edelstein in the Rutland Herald. The Michelle Fay Band has the skill to entertain their audience, put them at ease and welcome them in.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. in Brandon.