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Award-winning contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot will perform at Next Stage Arts.

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Contemporary folk and roots/blues come to Next Stage Arts

Antje Duvekot and Brooks Williams will perform on Dec. 7

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney. Tickets are $20 ($24 at the door). For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, and Putney Food Co-op in Putney.

PUTNEY—Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music will present award-winning contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot and Americana, roots, and acoustic blues singer/songwriter Brooks Williams on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

Duvekot is a German-born, American-raised singer/songwriter whose songs have been, according to her press materials, “critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism and street-smart romanticism. Her bicultural upbringing and relative newness to English have helped shape her unique way with a song, giving her a startlingly original poetic palette.”

She has won some of the top songwriting awards including the grand prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition and the Boston Music Award for best folk act.

Statesboro, Ga., native Brooks Williams began his career playing bars and coffeehouses of New York and New England, and was soon touring throughout Europe, North America, and the United Kingdom. He has recorded 28 solo albums on labels as diverse as Signature Sounds, Green Linnet Records, Reveal Records, and Solid Air Records, as well as his own Red Guitar Blue Music.

Starting out working with performers such as Chris Smither, Rory Block, Shawn Colvin, and Leo Kottke, Williams has most recently collaborated with the likes of Hans Theessink, Abbie Gardner, Boo Hewerdine, and Guy Davis.

Williams also teaches fingerstyle and slide guitar workshops at music camps and colleges around the world.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #488 (Wednesday, December 5, 2018). This story appeared on page B2.

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