Two seasoned acoustic duos to perform a Mother’s Day concert

JAMAICA — On Sunday, May 14, two of Vermont's favorite acoustic duos will take the stage at the historic Jamaica Town Hall on Main Street for a Sunday afternoon concert.

The bands, Shady Rill and Acousticrush, will fill the Hall with old-time traditional music and new original folk tunes. The show starts at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. Tickets are $10 at the door.

According to a news release, Shady Rill features musicians Tom MacKenzie and Patti Casey playing everything from French Canadian dance tunes, to Tin Pan Alley, to old time country, to their own impressive originals. Great harmonies and wonderful instrumentation are the hallmark of these two much-traveled musicians.

Patti is an award-winning songwriter and her voice has been known to melt hearts. Tom's banjo and voice are a perfect complement, as the two weave their way through the many styles of traditional-based songs and tunes. They will charm audiences of all ages with their banjo, guitar, hammered dulcimer, flute, keyboard, ukulele, seated clogging, and fine humor.

Acousticrush features musicians Ben Campbell and Laura Molinelli on acoustic guitars and mandolins. Sweet, soaring harmonies shimmer as they perform their original songs as well as carefully chosen renderings of familiar and unfamiliar tunes alike.

They have been influenced and inspired by such artists as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, and a wide variety of bluegrass icons, pop sensations, and alt-country renegades through the years.

This is a show for all ages and musical tastes. Doors for the concert open at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Jamaica Community Church and D&K's Grocery.

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