Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m.—VIRTUAL—Join Vermont fiddler, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Katie Trautz for a virtual house concert this month. The Live and In concert series, presented by Chandler Center for the Arts, will be streamed via Facebook Live and at chandler-arts.org/live-and-up. Admission by donation.
Katie Trautz has toured nationally and internationally for 20 years, sharing traditional music and original folk songs. She plays fiddle, guitar and banjo, crossing genres with her numerous ensembles. She has released a number of albums with various bands, including Mayfly and Wooden Dinosaur.
In 2019, Trautz released her new record, “Passage,” produced by Tony-winner and Hadestown collaborator, Michael Chorney. “Passage” is a collection of original music written over the past decade, with echoes of country, old-time, Appalachian music, and modern Americana. It is her second solo album, but the focus on original music sets it apart from Trautz’s previous records. During the pandemic, Trautz has begun working on a set of new songs she will be sharing at the upcoming house concert.
Katie Trautz is the co-founder of the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, based in Montpelier. Following her eight-year directorship at the Summit School, she became the executive director of Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. She now works for Montpelier Alive as the events and communications coordinator, and teaches and performs on the side.