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    • A Primal Pull
    • A Primal Pull

      Bluegrass vet Bob Amos returns to his roots
      Inside the Peacham Congregational Church, the pews are gently curved so that every member of the congregation has an easy view of the pulpit…
    • Song Cycle
    • Song Cycle

      An indie-rock arranger finds harmony in concert music, songs and business
      Last fall, Joshua Stamper had to write an artist statement for the American Composers Forum Subito Grant. He wanted the grant to fund a…
    • Preservation Hall
    • Preservation Hall

      Musician, collector and yarn spinner Rick Norcross aims to get his show on the road
      Rick Norcross leans back in his office chair, arms crossed over his generous belly. His eyes twinkle as he surveys the array of music memorabilia…
    • New Morning
    • New Morning

      After years on the road, Sam Cohen finds his voice at home
      There’s a moment of confusion after Sam Cohen answers his phone. The words “seven days” don’t register. Neither does “Vermont.” Pause. “Oh, shit. I…
    • Brothers in Arms
    • Brothers in Arms

      Montréal's Brad and Andrew Barr evolve on a new project
      When Brad Barr first answers his cellphone he sounds upbeat. But after answering a few questions, he pauses and admits that he’s exhausted. After…
    • Memory Lane
    • Memory Lane

      Experimental out-rockers Nest Material reunite for one night only
      The 1990s are often name-checked as a high point in the Burlington music scene, but the following decade proved equally fertile for local music.…
    • Late Bloomer
    • Late Bloomer

      Songwriter Steven Leibman finally paints his masterpiece
      “Do you know Ry Cooder was 23 when he did that first album? Twenty-fucking-three?” Steven Leibman is seated across the table in the dimly…
    • In Session
    • In Session

      Local producers Rob O'Dea and Ben Collette strive to make pro recording affordable
      Rob O’Dea is on a roll. He’s sitting on a couch at the Tank Studio, the Burlington recording studio he co-owns with Ben Collette,…
    • Conscious Party
    • Conscious Party

      A Vermont couple brings music and yoga together
      As a teenager, Ben Lanza had a knack for throwing parties. Not the Hey, my parents are away, let’s get a keg sort of…
    • Bringing the Noise
    • Bringing the Noise

      Burlington music label Mars Pyramid releases otherworldy sounds
      “I’ve never had a desire to become famous,” says Jay Blanchard, owner and founder of Burlington’s experimental music “microlabel” Mars Pyramid. He’s sipping on…
    • On Her Own
    • On Her Own

      Songwriter Ruth Garbus steps into the spotlight
      When Ruth Garbus was a kid, she and her sister, Merrill, spent part of each summer wandering freely around Pinewoods, a music summer camp…
    • Immigrant Song
    • Immigrant Song

      Seny Daffe & Wontanara explore West African fusion
      Chittenden County has become increasingly diverse over the past 15 years. These days, at least in Burlington, one can see African girls with colorful…
    • Quiet Riot
    • Quiet Riot

      A famed drummer and a former poet laureate find common ground
      Though it is tempting to refer to drummer Rakalam Bob Moses’ collaborations with former United States poet laureate Robert Pinsky as “jazz,” Moses would…
    • Leaving the Nest
    • Leaving the Nest

      Zack duPont departs on his first national tour
      The past year has been a good one for Burlington singer-songwriter Zack duPont, and 2011 promises to be even better. Relaxing on a couch…
    • Rhodes Scholar
    • Rhodes Scholar

      Nick Trotter finds new sounds in old keyboards
      When Ben Collette of the Tank Studio needs some work done on his collection of vintage keyboards, he knows whom to call: Nick Trotter.…
    • Good Vibrations
    • Good Vibrations

      The musical journey of Craig Myers
      It doesn’t take long to realize Craig Myers is a nice guy. As he sits at Dobrà Tea in Burlington talking about his musical…
    • Chubby Wonder
    • Chubby Wonder

      Joey Pizza Slice turns audio trash into pop treasure
      Joey Pizza Slice is getting loose. He’s sitting on the floor of his apartment, leaning against an old, stained mattress and holding his hand…
    • Type Cast
    • Type Cast

      J. Ralph scores a new documentary about autistic Vermonters
      J. Ralph isn’t a household name, but you’ve likely heard his music. The New York-based composer has scored commercials for major brands such as…
    • Night Caller
    • Night Caller

      Inside the disciplined freedom of Arthur Brooks
      It’s Wednesday night in Burlington, and an unlikely combination of musicians is playing at Radio Bean. Two cellists, a bassist, two trumpeters and an…
    • Golden Ears
    • Golden Ears

      Ryan Power's humble genius is in demand
      It’s been a turbulent month for Ryan Power. At first, he didn’t see the point of an article about him in Seven Days. The…
    • Heart Murmurs
    • Heart Murmurs

      Angioplasty Media books hot nights for cool kids
      Since May 2009, Nick Mavodones and Paddy Reagan have booked and promoted live music under the name Angioplasty Media. Picking up where Burlington’s now-defunct…
    • Sweet Tooth
    • Sweet Tooth

      Alexandria Hall is Burlington’s queen of woozy soul
      Alexandria Hall is half-sitting, half-dancing in a chair at Nunyuns, in Burlington’s Old North End, laughing as she imitates her own first appearance in…
    • Phantom Power
    • Phantom Power

      Brian Nagle helps indie kids get down
      What happens in between sets at your favorite local club? Usually, very little. You catch up with friends, sip beverages, maybe go outside to…

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