The Stockwell Brothers kick off Twilight on the Tavern Lawn series

PUTNEY — Twilight Music begins its 18th Twilight on the Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, zydeco, Celtic, jazz, rock, and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, July 18, with contemporary folk and bluegrass quartet the Stockwell Brothers.

Co-presented with Next Stage Arts Project, the five-concert series continues on Sundays, Aug. 1 and 22 and Sept. 5 and 19.

July and August concerts begin at 6 p.m. in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn, or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. Organizers advise bringing a lawn chair or blanket. September concerts will begin at 5 p.m.

Bruce, Barry, Alan, and Kelly 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.

As described in a news release, “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.”

Featuring MerleFest's Merle Watson Bluegrass Banjo Championship 2005 winner Bruce Stockwell, the Stockwell Brothers have performed alongside artists from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, and Earl Scruggs to Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jonathan Edwards, and Asleep At The Wheel, recorded with Mike Auldridge and Phil Rosenthal of the bluegrass supergroup the Seldom Scene, and toured throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe.

As a trio, they have released two albums, Stobro and Leave My Dreams Alone.

The concerts are free (donations are accepted), and food will be available.

For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit

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