The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series
Concerts will be each Thursday from noon-1pm, starting August 4 and running through September 8 at Christ Church Courtyard, 64 State Street, Montpelier.
August 11 - Big Hat No Cattle, sponsored by Woodbury Mountain Toys
August 18 - Ras Moshe, sponsored by Capitol Grounds and 802 Coffee
August 25 - D. Davis, co-sponsored by Central Vermont New Directions Coalition and Althea's Attic Boutique
September 1 - A2VT, sponsored by People's United, a division of M&T Bank
September 8 - KeruBo, sponsored by Capital Cannabis
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!
Twangtown Paramours: Nashville-based husband-and-wife duo Mike T. Lewis and MaryBeth Zamer, known on stage as The Twangtown Paramours, have made a name for themselves defying boundaries with their award-winning catalogue of Americana, folk, and blues anthems. With a slew of accolades for their three full-length albums, they’ve earned a loyal following, balancing serious instrumental and vocal chops with witty stage banter and a lighthearted approach to life.
Big Hat No Cattle: With guitars, steel guitar, fiddle, and smooth vocals up front, Big Hat, No Cattle plays old and new songs with a vintage western vibe. Danceable and fun, western swing is a rich melting pot of styles, including swing-era jazz, honky-tonk country, frontier fiddle tunes, cowboy songs, and more.Based in Central Vermont, the quartet features a variety of songs and tunes that lift the spirits--and dancing feet-- in full western style.
Ras Moshe: Ras Moshe Burnett hails from Brooklyn NY from a family of Jazz musicians. His grandfather (Ted “Barnett” professionally) played in many big band formations of the late 30’s throughout the 60’s,and later wrote religious music for the New Caanan Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Ras has been playing in and leading bands for 20 years starting with Reggae bands in the Brooklyn area. Ras is a composer and multi-instrumentalist specializing in saxophone and flute.
D. Davis: Davis performs with Red Hot Juba, The Larkspurs and Cookie’s Hot Club. He will cover classical and romantic guitar compositions from the 19th century and perform original compositions from his album “Hopeful.” Seven Days says: "Because he's able to rely on crystalline tone and immaculate precision, his acoustic compositions sing despite their relative simplicity."
A2VT: Representing Somalia, Congo, 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!
KeruBo: KeruBo is a Vermont-based singer/songwriter born in Kendu Bay, Kenya. She has been a working musician for more than 20 years. Her musical influences range from traditional African music to gospel, blues, and Afro-jazz.
The Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is generously supported by: