Monday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.—KILLINGTON—Vermont’s very own John Lackard is heading back to the Foundry stage March 11 at 6:30 p.m. to rock out with Joey Leone.
A Green Mountain native, Lackard started his career in music after his father brought home a Boogie Woogie piano and records. This led to a passionate lifelong career focused in Blues jamming.
At the age of 5, Lackard started playing the Hohner harmonica and by age 8, he was determined to buy a plastic electric guitar. This toy led to a Silvertone “Stella” 12 string acoustic guitar when he was 9. As a teen, Lackard’s early influence by Buddy Truax, jazz guitarist of “Buddy Truax And The Playboys,” allowed him to practice his skill while having fun. After his first professional stage appearance at age 15, Lackard toured all over New York and New England, had sit-ins with James Cotton, Jimmy Rogers and Bob Margolin, was able to work with Cotton’s drummer, and even opened shows for Rogers and Cotton. James Cotton simply stated, “That boy kicks the hell out of the Blues! The Blues is in Vermont.”
The Foundry is located at 63 Summit Path, Killington. Visit foundrykillington.com.