Appearing Live and in Person:

Sweet William & Sugar Cone
Sat, Apr 30th 4:00pm
Red Square
136 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 859-8909
http://www.redsquarevt.com

What the hell is this? Well, it's a new "side" duo consisting of our bass man, Slappin' Billy B, on guitar and the great Don Rose on piano doin' ol' time 1930's-40's numbers in the pop, ragtime, blues vein. Billy is "Sweet William" and Don is "Sugar Cone" and they really lay it down in the old traditional style. They're doing a little late afternoon/early evening performance here from 4-7pm. Be sure to catch it!

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CINCO de MAYO
Thu, May 5th 6:00pm
MEXICALI Grill & Cantina
Maple Tree Place, 28 Walnut St., Suite 180, Williston, VT 05495
(802) 879-9492
http://www.facebook.com/mexicaligrillcantina
Price: $ No Admission

For a number of years now, Nick Charboneau, friend and owner of Mexicali, has hired us ta play on Cinco de Mayo. They set a tent up outside the restaurant and have Mex drink specials plus, of course, their food offerin's. Has always been a good turn out for this an' we're proud/glad ta be part of it, but we're sure some folks ask, "What the hell do them Boys know about Mexican music?" Good question, but actually we do have some knowledge of it; it's just that we don't play it! So don't expect no Mariachi Band or us layin' down some Mexican material (other than MAYBE a Richie Valens number!) It'll be just our take on some good ol' country, honky-tonk & rockabilly. An', ya know, no one seems ta mind cause they're gettin' into the Mex sauce an' Cinco Spirit pretty well as is! See Ya at Cinco!

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JERICHO CAFE & TAVERN
Fri, May 6th 7:00pm
JERICHO CAFE & TAVERN
30 VT Rt 15, Jericho, VT 05465
(802) 899-2223
http://www.jerichocafeandtavern.com
Price: $ No Admission

Returnin' to this great venue (one of our faves)after havin' yet another great gig there back on Mar 18. If you ain't never been ta this place, then ya better git yer butt goin' an' make it cause it's THE BEST. A really fine restaurant (with GREAT pastries) an' excellent bar. An' owners Chris & Bridget Dorman are also the best. So, anyway, hope ta have a good turnout again for this one! See ya there!

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The VT Bluegrass Pioneers
Sat, May 7th 7:30pm
Whammy Bar
31 West County Rd, Maple Corner (Calais), VT 05648
(802) 229-4329
http://www.whammybar1.com
Price: $ No Cover but Donations

What the heck is this, you ask? Well, once again, it's our boy, Danny C, workin' a NEW bluegrass trio consisting of him on guitar/banjo and joined by two VT bluegrass greats: Banjo Dan Linder (on banjo, of course, but also gtr) and Dan's bro, Willy on mandolin. For 40 yrs they were the integral part of "Banjo Dan & The Mid-Nite Plowboys" and now have a brother duo: The Sky Blue Boys. These 3 guys are callin' themselves the "VT Bluegrass Pioneers" and for good reason: Danny started playing bluegrass in VT around 1963 before there were many local pickers of that style of music around and then the Lindners pulled into VT from Baltimore in the early 70's; so these three guys are, in many ways, VT Bluegrass Pioneers. This is their first gig/show and they want to thank Whammy's Artie & Nancy (Morse) Toulis for hosting them. They will be playin' the REAL-DEAL: hardcore, old-school true "Bluegrass" music. Come on out ta see 'em, will ya? They'd appreciate the support.

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