Blue­grass On The Bor­der

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Stanstead, Derby Line

The Haskell Opera House, sitting right on the line be­tween Stanstead, Que­bec and Derby Line, Ver­mont, will once again host an evening of top­notch blue­grass by Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plow­boys. This year’s con­cert is set for Fri­day, July 15th, start­ing at 7:30 PM.

For over a decade Banjo Dan and the band have been one of the top draws at the Haskell, and it’s no won­der. With a rep­u­ta­tion for con­sis­tent ex­cel­lence and a ded­i­ca­tion to de­liv­er­ing a show full of en­ergy, va­ri­ety and fun, the Plow­boys are one of the most ac­tive and pop­u­lar acous­tic acts in the north­east­ern US, and cer­tainly among the best-loved mu­si­cal groups in Ver­mont.

Or to plain old good blue­grass mu­sic. The Plow­boys have their own take on this style, spe­cial­iz­ing in orig­i­nal songs with re­gional themes, plus adap­ta­tions of great songs from all over the mu­si­cal map. Their Haskell show will fea­ture old and new Banjo Dan fa­vorites, rous­ing fid­dle tunes, gospel quar­tets and well-known and ob­scure coun­try and folk gems. The band also plans to in­tro­duce some new songs from re­cent record­ing projects. Ex­pect the un­ex­pected, but rest as­sured – this band de­liv­ers some of the finest acous­tic mu­sic to be heard in these parts.

Tick­ets for Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plow­boys are just $16, US or Cana­dian. They may be pur­chased in ad­vance at the Wood­knot Book­shop at 137 Main Street in New­port, VT (802-3346720) or re­served by call­ing the Haskell box of­fice at 802-873-3022 or 819-8762471. Tick­ets may also be pur­chased on­line at www. haskel­lopera.org and will be avail­able at the door.

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