PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of contemporary folk music with The Clements Brothers and Geneviève Racette at Next Stage on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Québécois folk-pop singer/songwriter Racette has emerged as a rising star in both Québécois- and English-speaking Canadian music scenes. She is currently on her fifth U.S. tour, collaborating with artists such as The Bros. Landreth, Abbie Thomas, and Halley Neal.
Since the release of her first EP in 2014, Racette has steadily gained recognition across Canada and the U.S., winning a Canadian Folk Music Award and earning glowing reviews from major media outlets including Rolling Stone, Exclaim!, CBC, Women of Americana, Americana Music Association, and Sirius XM. Her latest CD, Satellite, say organizers, "is a collection of honest stories of self-discovery and reflection through the cycle of love which evoke moments of love, heartbreak, healing, forgiveness, and ultimately falling in love again."
The Clements Brothers are identical twins, guitarist George and acoustic bassist Charles, backed by drummer Mike Harmon. George and Charles have been playing and writing music together for as long as they can remember, first entering the Americana music scene in 2012 as part of the internationally touring grass-roots band, "The Lonely Heartstring Band." More recently, George played the role of Paul Simon in the national act, The Simon and Garfunkel Story, while Charles could often be found on stage with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
"With roots, rock, bluegrass, jazz, and classical music influencing their first original project together, they aim to capture their singer-songwriter sensibilities in a unique blended voice, at once enthralling and intimate, groovy and serene," the artists write on their website. "Their trio is a fusion of each member's musical journey, and the result is a sound all its own, filled with vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and a genuine love of song."
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Access to the livestream of the concert is $10. Advance tickets are available at nextstagearts.org. Next Stage, at 15 Kimball Hill, will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar. For more information, call 802-387-0102.
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