Eclectic mix of five bands to pay tribute to Bob Dylan

JAMAICA — On Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Jamaica Town Hall on Route 30, five well-established bands with ties to the area will play the songs of Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan.

The early evening concerts bring together Gene Morrison and the Kelly Stand Band, The Andy Avery Band, Howard's End, Hungrytown, and Luminous Crush, according to a news release.

Dylan's recording career spans more than five decades. In 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

A bit about the musicians:

• Gene Morrison is a native Vermonter devoted to his roots. Gene's lyrics reflect a spiritual resolution and a hardscrabble life.

• Andy Avery is the front man of the band Normandy, the long-standing house entertainment at the Equinox Resort in Manchester. Their music covers a very wide range - from pop to classic rock, swing, standards from the forties, folk, bluegrass and country.

• Howard's End is a bluegrass ensemble of accomplished pickers that play a rousing repertoire of driving and heartfelt bluegrass music, from gospel ballads to lightning-fast banjo tunes.

• Hungrytown is a duo composed of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. Hungrytown's music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central's The Daily Show, IFC's Portlandia and Netflix's Lady Dynamite.

•Luminous Crush plays sweet, soaring harmonies on a variety of instruments. The band is composed of Ben Campbell, Laura Molinelli, Christian Heins, and Brad Waugaman.

While each band is accustomed to playing originals and songs of other inspirations, this night belongs to Dylan.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 6 p.m., and will run until about 8 p.m. BYOB. Tickets: $10 at the door. Presented by the Jamaica Community Arts Council.

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