2014 Summer Concert Series on the Proctorsville Green

Thank you to the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA) for once again sponsoring the Summer Concert Series on the Proctorsville Green. A special note of thanks to Sharon Huntley for booking bands, arranging the funding and dealing with the many details needed to make this series possible.

The summer concert series has a long history in Proctorsville and many people reserve Wednesday evenings to listen to the live music.  As always, the concerts start at 6 pm and will be held unless severe weather threatens.  In case of rain, alternative plans will be announced on the Cavendish Facebook page.  

If you would like to help, CCCA would like to hear from you.  Call Robin at 226-7736 to volunteer or for more information on the concerts. 

The Summer Concerts schedule is as follows:

July 9th - Gypsy Reel: Plays high energy stirring music rooted in the Celtic tradition but garnered from the whole world. Their music is an exciting synthesis of world rhythms and influences from 3 continents.  Their newest studio album, ‘Red Red Rose features music from the tradition and original material from the band.

July 16th - Rick Redington 
"The Man and his band are all about THE LUV and few people come away from these shows without that same warm fuzzy feeling you had at your first school dance! Gratefully paired alongside hot gypsy bass-mama Heather Lynne and Longtime R.R. Alumnus Blake Gowan on Drums. Redington's vocals and guitar slinging efforts are seasoning nicely and can be sampled at any of their live and/or studio offerings. Rick’s never been content without having many irons in the fire. Recording with Legendary Rock N’ Roll  Hall Of Famers Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna & currently finishing tracks with Buddy Cage & David Nelson of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage. Touring with his band “The Luv”  has opened up many new doors and avenues for which to spin his musical tapestry. Recently seen riding the wild frontier in their 1970 Retro-Phonic and Phsyca-Funkadelic “LUV BUS ” The group PROMISES to leave a mark on your heart by the time they pull out of your town!"
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July 23 - Sensible Shoes One of VT's favorite dance bands, playing a funky mix of original music and cover tunes. The new CD, 'My History' available on CDBaby or order here! "...An exceptional recording filled with well-written and beautifully performed songs."  - Valley News 

July 30 - Chris Kleeman Chris's Blues are multi-spectral, rolling from stinging slide guitar to deft rag-time; from the Southern styles of Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell all the way up that big river to the Blues of Chicago. Muddy Waters, Elmore James... Throw in the Piedmont Blues of people like Blind Boy Fuller and Brownie McGhee, and you have a masterful concoction of influences. For dessert, throw in some scat-singing, vocal trombone, and some 12-String guitar instrumentals that will make your spirit soar. Chris is also well known for his sparkling interpretive skills, bringing songs from across a broad spectrum to spice up an already simmering, soulful pot of music.

Chris plays on a 1933 National Duolian, and 6 and 12-String guitars. He has shared the stage with many performers of national stature over the years, and in 1998 and 2001 was a featured performer at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival. In 2002, he appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival with Bob Stannard.Chris has six recordings to his credit, and his last 2 solo projects are now compiled on the CD, "Northern Blue." Two newer CDs of Country Blues with Malkum Gibson, were released in 1999 and 2001, along with “Made in Vermont” with Bob Stannard in 2004.

With the constant hype of the music world, Chris provides a unique opportunity to see and hear the real thing; an artist of high energy and gritty musical performance, who's been matched up to perform in shows with musicians such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy,Taj Mahal, Chris Smither, Susan Tedeschi, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rory Block, John Hammond, Koko Taylor, George Thorogood, Johnny Winter, Leon Redbone, David Bromberg,...the list goes on and on.

August 6 - Yankee Chank: Featuring Cavendish’s own Bob Naess on fiddle, this Cajun/Zydeco band will have you dancing in the street. With accomplished musicians from all over Vermont, this four-person band plays traditional dance music from Southwest Louisiana. 

August 13 - Voo Doo Alien Blues Band: The Rutland based all star rhythm and blues band is led by local blues legend Steve Audsley and appears regularly at a variety of Vermont venues.