Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON—Coming to Brandon Music on Saturday, Jan. 28 is Zephyr, an Addison County based quartet whose music has been mined in the general vein of roots Americana—a harmony-rich, lyric-oriented, primarily acoustic style of music bringing together influences of folk, bluegrass, blues, gospel, country and the singer-songwriter tradition. They play a mix of unique originals interspersed with occasional covers by songwriters such as Buddy and Julie Miller, Gillian Welch, Mark Heard, Bruce Cockburn, and T Bone Burnett.
The band features Susan Nop on keyboard, accordion, and lead vocals; Matthew Dickerson on guitar, bass, harmonica, mandolin, and vocals; Kathleen Smith on vocals and percussion; and Dutton Smith on violin, bass, percussion, and vocals.
The quartet knows how to tell a good story; they carry a strong narrative strain in their songs, reminiscent of songwriters like Pierce Pettis and Gillian Welch, and they focus on tight and interesting harmonies, and more than anything, a refreshing vulnerability, honesty, and passion. After a recent Zephyr performance, Chris MacIntosh of 88.1FM in New York said he was left with a feeling that “I just bathed in a cool mountain-fed spring … refreshing and exhilarating at the same time.”
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $20. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.
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