Welcome to Roaring Brook Concerts
Roaring Brook Nature Center A member of The Children's Museum family
Celebrating Our 37th Concert Season!

"Playing at Roaring Brook is like playing inside a Martin Guitar" - Eric Andersen

These concerts support the continued educational, environmental and scientific programs
offered by the Roaring Brook Nature Center

For tickets, call 860-693-0263 during regular hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM or Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 PM.
Unless noted otherwise, all concerts are scheduled for Saturday 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7 PM.
Hot teas, coffee and home baked desert treats are available during intermission.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

 

Harvey Reid You Tube Video



Joyce Andersen You Tube Video


   
 


Roaring Brook is proud to present the remarkable husband-and-wife pairing of master multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter Harvey Reid on the same night with fiddler-singer and songwriter Joyce Andersen. Not only is Harvey a double National Champion on fingerstyle guitar and Autoharp, he writes fine lyrics, too. An exceptional fiddler, lead and harmony singer and stage performer, Joyce has played Merlefest with Harvey, The Conan O’Brien Show with Marshall Krenshaw and Carnegie Hall with The McKrells. Together they have collaborated on many recordings, including The Song Train, a monumental 4CD boxed set. "...beautifully conceived and produced" - Mike Seegar Their current project—besides raising their sons Otto and Levi—is promoting The Liberty Guitar Method which Harvey has discovered. It’s a two finger method for playing two-chord songs thus promoting home-made music with the family. They are even planning their own line of guitars! With over 30 recordings to their credit it is hard to pick favorites. Listen for songs “Silver Midnight Moon” and “Talkin’ Organic Food,” from Harvey’s 2013 releases Songs From A Long Road and from The Autoharp Waltz “Scarborough Fair and “Scotland Bridge.” Joyce’s fine solo albums Love and Thirst, Right Where I Should Be and Swerve! encompass a range of styles from bluegrass to ballads, blues, jazz standards gospel and rock music. Show stoppers include “I Will Shine,” “Don’t Explain” and her cosmic song, “Filled With Love.”

$20.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
or $25.00 at Door - 7:30 PM


 


"Garnet Rogers lives up to his impressive billing by creating a musical world full of courage comfort and hope. He soothes, he amazes, he enlightens and he can also rock when he wants to. There is not much more one can ask from a musician." Dale Connelly, Minnesota Public Radio The tall Canadian songwriter-guitarist with a rich voice and vibrant guitar work to match, returns with songs from his very impressive new recording Summer's End. He shines again as a first class interpreter with fine songs "Sailor's Rest" by Stan Rogers, “Did Trouble Me” by Susan Werner and “My Old Man” by Ewan MacColl. Garnet includes songs he wrote in memory of others, “Shadows On The Water” for Bill Morrissey, “Sleeping” for his father and “The Road to Tobermory” for great friend Bill O'Neill. Rogers offers the best, most poetic lyric content we've heard from any artist in a long time. Several more songs depict heroes, places politics and time including the surreal album closer, “A Fireside Chat.” Also available at the show and online is his new book, “Night Drive”- the story of Stan Rogers and the rock and roll struggles of a folk trio.

$20.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
or $25.00 at Door - 7:30 PM

 
Show Has Been Cancelled

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Garnet Rogers You Tube Video

Garnet Rogers
   


Saturday, October 7, 2017

 

Kate CampbellYou Tube Video

"Possessed of the lyrical grasp of Lucinda WIlliams and the eloquent vocal timbre of Emmylou Harris, Kate Campbell is a major talent."  Timeout London "Kate Campbell belongs in the company of literati like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith and Lucinda Williams." Critics compare her ability to capture settings, depict characters and tell a full story within the limits of the song form to novelists and short story writers. Drawing from her 16 recordings, she'll entertain and inspire you with powerful, evocative and humorous songs about pop culture and prehistory, peace, racial equality, religious faith, political change and nostalgic views of American Life.  Highlights include, "Miles of Blues," "Crazy in Alabama," "New South," "Galaxy 500," "Jesus and Tomatoes" and "Visions of Plenty."

 

Sloan Wainwright You Tube Video

No singer commands the stage like New York's Sloan Wainwright. The strongest voice in the extended family that has included Wainwrights, Roches and McGarrigles returns with a dynamic, creative program of moving songs. She'll be accompanied by the superb guitar, mandolin, keyboard and vocals of Stephen Murphy. Standout songs tonight may include "Live Out the Best of Your Life," "Today," "Box of Rain" and "Too Nice for Too Long." Sloan's broad vocal range and theatrical flair serve her well on stage and at master songwriter and vocal workshops like Richard Thompson's Fret's and Refrains and WUMB Radio's SAMW Music Camps.

 

$20.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
or 25.00 at Door - 7:30 PM

 

In Memoriam: Pete Huttlinger - 6/22/61-1/15/16 You Tube Video

Don't Just Live:  LIVE WELL!


 

 


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Please note that performers and dates are subject to change

Advance Sales Policy:
Purchasing your tickets in advance is recommended for all shows due to space limitations and may be done by calling the Nature Center at 860-693-0263 during regular hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM or Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Mastercard or Visa numbers will be required. When you arrive at the concert, you will have your choice of paying by cash, check or charge card.
All advance ticket sales are final.


70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT 06019

Phone: 860-693-0263

Email:rbnc@thechildrensmuseumct.org

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