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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.


Saturday, October 4 , 2014

Eliza Gilkyson

“With a knowing eye on the past, Eliza Gilkyson is making Folk Music for the 21st century and it’s a delightful thing to hear!”—Austin Chronicle
Roaring Brook is proud to present a full evening with Grammy-nominated Texas songwriter-guitarist Eliza Gilkyson. She has toured worldwide as a solo artist, as part of Red Horse with John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky and in support of Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Eliza was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside Willie Nelson, Nanci Griffith and Townes Van Zandt. Her fine discography includes Roses At The End Of Time, Beautiful World, Lost and Found and Land of Milk and Honey.
Her songs have been recorded by Roseanne Cash, Tom Rush and Joan Baez. Garnering great reviews and creating a lasting legacy of her own, she is the daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson whose hits include, “Green Fields,” “Memories Are Made of This“ and “The Bare Necessities” from Disney’s Movie, The Jungle Book. Tonight’s standout selections may include “Slouching Towards Bethlehem,” “Tender Mercies,” “Easy Rider” and “The Party’s Over.” The New York Times says “ Gilkyson doesn’t pull any punches. She graces the music with her lush and passionate voice, a dark and lonely sound, hope and satisfaction, and edgy lyrics with piercing imagery round out the whole.”

7:30PM $25.00 Adv / $30.00 Door


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stephen Bennett

Stephen Bennett is an impossibly great fingerstyle guitarist. He'll play tunes from his latest CDs High Street and Cool Tunes for Harp Guitar. We're honored to have him back for his third RBNC concert. For years we've watched him on the main and workshop stages at The Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield Kansas where he captured top awards in both flat picking and fingerstyle. There in 2011, Stephen and guitar superstar Tommy Emmanuel shared stellar sets with high level jamming to the crowd's delight. Bennett is a one man acoustic band who plays the rarely heard harp guitar plus 6 + 12 string, National Steel Slide and baritone guitars. His incredibly broad repertoire includes, folk, blues, rock, pop, jazz and classical pieces in totally developed arrangements that celebrate harmony and melody. His great humor and his playing of original tunes "Sacagawea" and "Chocolate Mo" plus classics "Nature Boy" and "Someone to Watch Over Me" are remarkable. Worth the price of admission alone are Stephen's versions of film themes for "The Lord of the Rings," "High Noon," "The Magnificent Seven" and To "Kill A Mockingbird." Played on a Kathy Wingert built harp guitar, his reading of Stevie Wonder's "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" rivals the electric guitar classic by Jeff Beck!

$20.00 Advance / $25.00 Door

  Stephen Bennet    



Saturday, November 1, 2014

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines Band

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines appeal to a wide audience due to their variety of material, instrumental virtuosity and their strong graceful vocals. Playing together for 20 years, they have toured internationally, appeared on Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Their music is featured on radio shows with Americana, folk and blues formats. Their original songs and interpretations of prewar country blues and postwar Texas and Chicago blues are performed with authority! Annie Raines is an acclaimed harmonica player who just released an instructional dvd titled Blues Harmonica Blueprint. Harmonica legend James Cotton calls her "James Cotton Jr." while Pinetop Perkins said "she plays so good it hurts." Paul Rishell has released a new cd called Talking Guitar and is a teaching artist at Berklee College of Music. He is a superb acoustic, National Steel Slide and electric guitarist who has played with Son House, Howlin' Wolf and Brownie McGee & Sonny Terry among others! Enjoy these W.C. Handy Award winners as they play "Memphis Town," "Ragtime Millionaire," "Got To Fly," "Good Women Have Bad Days" from their cds Goin' Home and Movin' To The Country.

$22.00 Advance / $25.00 Door

  Paul Rishell & Annie Raines  



Upcoming Shows

Saturday November 8, 2014

Happy Traum with Special Guest Stan Sullivan

7:30 PM - $18.00 Advance / $20.00 Door

Saturday November 15, 2014

New West Guitar Trio

7:30 PM - $20.00 Advance / $22.00 Door

Saturday November 22, 2014

Donna Martin and Gail Wade

7:30 PM - $15.00 Advance / $18.00 Door

Sunday December 7, 2014

David Mallet

7:30 PM - $20.00 Advance / $25.00 Door

Saturday February 28, 2015

Garnet Rogers

7:30 PM $20.00 Advance / $25.00 Door

Saturday March 7, 2015

Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo

7:30 PM $22.00 Advance / $25.00 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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