Sunday, June 5 at 7 p.m. — RUTLAND — The Paramount Theatre welcomes back Sean Kelly and the Samples on Sunday, June 5 at 7 p.m. The Samples are more than a band. They represent a culture of fans and music that go beyond who happens to be playing in the band at any given time. There have been many members of the Samples, but Sean Kelly has been the consistent factor throughout all of the changes.
Twenty five years after starting his full-fledged music career with the Samples, Sean Kelly continues to delight fans with music that transcends genres, age and shatters the rules of the established music industry. Throughout his career, Kelly has been the driving influence of 20 albums and over one million records sold.
Kelly started playing guitar at age 16 listening to Neil Young, Rolling Stones and Jackson Browne. Those influences mixed with his own poignant and timeless lyrics, a unique and striking voice, and a mind for melodies led to songs like “Little Silver Ring,” “Feel Us Shaking” and “Wild River.” For many fans, these aren’t new songs or old songs, but anthems to their lives that represent the first time they met their wife or the joys of their times at college.
Tickets are $20 advance; $25 the day of the show, and available at paramountvt.org, by calling 802-775-0903, or at the box office. Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center Street, Rutland.