The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series

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The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive's series of FREE and fun lunch-time concerts! Join us for a diverse lineup of local and regional acts that are sure to delight! Bring a takeout lunch from one of our wonderful downtown restaurants and enjoy! 
Concerts will be each Thursday from noon-1pm, starting August 5 and running through September 9 at Christ Church Courtyard, 64 State Street, Montpelier. 

  1. About the Artists

Saboyouma: Master ballafonist Ousmane Camara leads Sabouyouma, as they take listeners on a cultural journey to West Africa, to the roots of jazz, funk, and blues.

McCaffrey, Coane, and Rowell: Classic country, rockabilly and bluegrass with Danny Coane, Dave Rowell and Colin McCaffrey. 

A2VT: Representing Somalia, Tanzania and Burundi and currently living in Burlington, Vermont, A2VT synthesizes their native African musical and dance roots with Western pop and Hip Hop sensibilities. Their songs, performed in up to eight unique languages, reflect their journey from Africa to America, and celebrate the musical collision of two continents and the party that ensues!

The Larkspurs offer eclectic American Roots music played by D Davis and Django Soulo on guitar and vocals, Liz Beatty on vocals and Seamus Hannan on percussion. "...the group plays with the confidence of a years-old band. The Larkspurs represent a pure heart, a sweet disposition, and a desire for laughter" - Big Heavy World

The Revenants: Bluegrass Gospel Project alums Taylor Armerding, Andy Greene, and Kirk Lord have come together to present original, time-honored, and contemporary Americana music to venues throughout New England. Showcasing compelling, intricately braided vocals, richly textured instrumental work, and solid, innovative rhythm, the three band members bring decades of performing experience to the stage. Through their many years of musical collaboration, they speak soulfully with one voice.  

KeruBo is a performing music artist born in Kendu bay, Kenya. She has been a working musician for more than 20 years. Her diverse musical influences range from traditional African music to gospel, blues, Afro-jazz, and jazz.  She has toured the world working as a backing vocalist and dancer for prominent African-fusion artists such as Suzanna Owiyo and the late Achieng Abura. They have been her strongest influences in her love for Afro-Jazz and the World Music genre.  Before relocating to the United States, KeruBo was lead singer and manager her own band Keru-Blues, a jazz-blues fusion band that played venues in Kenya. KeruBo now lives in Vermont serving her community as a cultural broker, social worker, and K-12 educator.

Thank you to our underwriting sponsor, Hunger Mountain Co-op, and to all our concert sponsors, musicians, and attendees! Special thanks to Fred Wilbur for booking all our wonderful acts! 

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