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Stockwell Brothers, Bondville Boys will share the stage in Jamaica

JAMAICA—The historic Jamaica Town Hall will be filled with the lively music of southern Vermont’s finest bluegrass bands on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., as The Stockwell Brothers and The Bondville Boys will share the stage to entertain the audience.

Bruce, Barry, and Alan Stockwell’s music spans traditional and progressive styles, but their trademark acoustic sound features new singer/songwriter material recast with banjo, alternative rhythms, and three-part harmonies. They cover straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger picked acoustic guitar ballads, full-tilt breakdowns, and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with more unusual fare — Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, even neo-classical instrumentals.

The Bondville Boys have played hard-edged bluegrass since 1990 throughout Western New England. They are known for their sweet harmonies, excellent musicianship, good energy, and eclectic set lists. They play a huge assortment of music, including a ton of original tunes and everything from Flatt and Scruggs to Blondie. The group currently has two live records, a studio album, and a new all-original record released last year.

Tickets are $10 at the door with family pricing available, as well as snacks. For more information, go to www.craftdraughts.com/jcac. The show is presented by the Jamaica Community Arts Council.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #428 (Wednesday, October 4, 2017). This story appeared on page D4.

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