Sunday, August 22, 1-6pm
Newbury Vermont Common
Tickets $10 at the gate. Kids 12 and under free.
From blues to funk to rock to newgrass, UnCommon Jam will celebrate the region’s wealth of talented musicians with a lineup that will get you on your feet and dancing!
Come enjoy this summertime outdoor jamboree with local eats and a craft beer garden. Performers include …
Dave Keller, based in Montpelier, VT, is a top notch soul/blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. He is a two-time Blues Music Award (BMA) nominee. Fueled by his love of deep Southern soul and blues, Keller’s performances ring out with passion, integrity, and an ability to break down the barriers between performer and audience.
He has released nine CDs, including the 2014 BMA-nominated Soul Changes, recorded with Al Green’s original Hi Rhythm Section in Memphis. Keller is also the 2012 winner of the International Blues Challenge’s Best Self-Released CD Award. He has performed at the largest blues festivals in the East
Keller’s current band includes Ira Friedman (keys), Jay Gleason (drums), and Alex Budney (bass). Read more at https://www.davekeller.com.
The Mammals are a warm-blooded party band with a conscience, equally inspired by their folk predecessors and Americana peers.
The ensemble, whether quintet or sextet (double drums), will effortlessly span the horizons of Americana, from soulfully harmonized indie-folk ballads to revved up fiddle and banjo-driven foot stompers.
The band’s core and founders Mike Merenda & Ruth Ungar write songs to heal hearts and rouse minds. They have recorded and performed together for two decades, as the duo Mike + Ruthy and with The Mammals. They make their home in the lush Hudson River Valley of New York where they and friends host a thriving community folk festival called The Hoot. Visit http://www.themammals.love/
LINDA B & The BARNCATS
Linda B and the Barncats features the soulful vocals of Linda Boudreault, Dr. Burma’s lead singer for 25 years. The Barncats include former Dr. Burma bandmates Ted Mortimer (guitar and vocals), Marcus Copening (drums), and Casey Dennis (bass) along with special guest Chuck Eller (Kilamanjaro, Big Joe Burrell and the Unknown Blues Band) on keyboards.