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The 34th Concert Season

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

Unless indicated otherwise, all concerts are scheduled for Saturday 7:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM

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Call 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.


34th Anniversary Shows

Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, April 13 at 7:00 PM


Pat Donohue
With very special guest,
Stephen Bennett (Sunday show only)

Minnesota's Pat Donohue is a Grammy-winning fingerstyle guitarist and talented singer-songwriter of blues, folk and jazz. Pat has two-handedly anchored down the house guitarist chair in The Guys
All-Star Shoe Band on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion. Even if you've attended Garrison Keillor's PHC shows, you owe it to yourself to see this natural entertainer's solo Roaring Brook shows which will take you to another dimension. Not only is Pat a prolific composer anda top-notch arranger of original and classic tunes, he is a highly entertaining, multi-topic songwriter whose onstage charm, wit and championship guitar chops will warm your heart and blow your mind. We can't wait to hear his side-splitting song parodies and "medleys
of songs that should never be played together," says Mr. Donohue, yet he can do it! Selections from his fourteen CDs may highlight his hits "Stealin' from Chet," "The Irish Blues" and "The Road To Kingdom Come" and "Would You Like to Play the Guitar?"

On Sunday only, Pat will call up his buddy, Stephen Bennett, a virtuoso player of harp guitar, baritone and National Steel for some fingerstyle fireworks you won't want to miss!

$25 Advance / $30 Door


Saturday, April 26, 2014


Geoff Muldaur

Not since Dave Van Ronk last graced our stage, has so important a figure in American roots music appeared at Roaring Brook. Tonight we present songwriter-guitarist, blues, folk and gospel interpreter, Geoff Muldaur. While quite popular in Europe, Japan and the UK today, he came up in the Cambridge and Newport folk world of the 60's as a soloist and with Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band. Later he formed Better Days with harmonica and vocal legend Paul Butterfield. Recently, he performed on A Prairie Home Companion and gave a remarkable interview on NPR's Fresh Air hosted by Terry Gross. In 2010, the Martin Guitar Company honored him by adding the Geoff Muldaur 00-18H guitar to it's custom artist line. Tracks on his solo Sleepy Man Blues and The Blues Project compendium caused us to search for albums by Bukka White, Lonnie Johnson, Sleepy John Estes and Blind Willie Johnson. Muldaur's recent recordings, Password and The Secret Handshake include guests Dave Alvin, Kate & Anna McGarrigle and David Lindley and Amos Garrett. Over the years we have heard his marvelous vibrato rich voice sing great songs, "Memphis," "I Believe I'll Go Back Home," "Alberta," "Devil Got My Woman," and "The Rain Don't Fall On Me."

$22 Advance / $25 Door



Saturday, May 3, 2014

Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen


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 Advance / $22 Door


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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.

70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT  06019
Phone: 860-693-0263
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