Nov. 16-17—RUTLAND—The Paramount Theatre brings a male performer-dominated stage for the next two weeks, spanning the genres from folk-rock to country to comedy.
On Friday, Nov. 16, folk-rock singer-songwriter Don McLean will perform at 7:30 p.m. McLean has more than his fair share of great songs to his name, but one stands head and shoulder above the others. Released in 1971, “American Pie” remains one of the great tracks in popular music history, an epic rumination on the 1950s and 60s, that weaves together biographical details from the singer’s childhood and references to the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and Richie Valens – “the day the music died.” Tickets are $45-$65.
On Saturday, Nov. 17, the crowd shifts to country music’s Joe Nichols. At age 19, Nichols made his debut in 1996 with a self-titled album on the independent Intersound label. However, it was not until the release of his 2002 single “The Impossible” that Nichols first reached Top 40 on the country charts. His fourth album, 2005’s gold-certified “III,” produced the No. 1 single “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.” Ticket are $50-$60 for the 8 p.m. show.
Next week, the Paramount brings two comedy acts: Gilbert Gottfried on Nov. 23 and the Rusty DeWees and Patrick Ross No Sugar Added Tour on Nov. 24.
The Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center St., Rutland. For ticket or more information, visit paramountvt.org.