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The 35th 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.


The Beppe Gambetta Show has been postponed until October 2015

Saturday January 24, 2015

Beppe Gambetta

It is the smile that is the key for reading the musical universe of Beppe Gambetta. An open and disarming smile that is also the contagious and unresistable smile of a person who invites you to a musical journey with light heart and curiosity. The destination, as for any traveller, is not totally defined because it is beautiful, at the very last, to find ourselves where we never would expected to beWhile Beppe still lives in his native Genova, he travels to North America at least three times each year. His reputation in the U.S. and Canada is reinforced by his participation in prestigious festivals like the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, Merlefest in North Carolina, the Four Corners Festival in Colorado and Canadian Folk Festivals in Winnipeg and Edmonton, as well as events like the radio shows “All Things Considered” and “E-Town”. Beppe has performed in prestigious rooms like the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In his career he has performed with some great heroes of the folk scene like David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Norman Blake and with the band Men Of Steel: an international guitar summit (Dan Crary, Tony McManus and Don Ross) of different guitar schools with complex musical interactions. In a world dominated by the trends and logic of the market Gambetta's playing and singing stand out for their intimate emotions, communication, research in tone, sobriety and humour. An inspired music thatt modestly avoids relying solely on his high level of technical excellence, but also reveals the innermost feelings of a brilliant, playful mind that is always exploring and innovating while staying firmly routed in tradition.

$20.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$22.00 at Door on Day of Show







Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ed Gerhard

Grammy Award-winning Grammy Award-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard returns with his immaculate tone and "singing guitar" style to perform tunes from his phenomenal latest studio album, There and Gone. With his original works "On a Pennsylvania Hill," "Kept Walking" and "Brothers," he is a reflective impressionist, suggesting loss and remembrance, change and discovery and paying tribute through celebration. It's always great to hear melodies we know well take on new life through Ed's interpretive talent. Breathtaking examples from There and Gone include "Heart Like A Wheel," "Killing the Blues," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and his marvelous medley of "Imagine/ Across the Universe." His fingerstyle playing of 6 and 12-string and Hawaiian lap style and blues slide guitars has made him a favorite at festivals in North America, Ireland, Europe and Japan. " ...some of the richest steel-string sounds you’ve ever heard." - Andy Ellis Premier Guitar Magazine

$20.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$25.00 at Door on Day of Show



Saturday February 28, 2015

Garnet Rogers

Garnet Rogers has established himself as ‘One of the major talents of our time”. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs “give expression to the unspoken vocabulary of the heart” (Kitchener Waterloo Record). An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again.

$20.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$25.00 at Door on Day of Show



Saturday, March 7, 2015

Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo

“One of Les Paul’s favorite guitarists.”—Boston Globe. Jazz guitar phenomenon Frank Vignola, accompanied by sideman Vinny Raniolo, proved at his RBNC debut that he can play anything and that he will! Not limited to tremendous renditions of Django Reinhardt tunes and timeless standards with virtuosity, he goes on to cover the best pop, rock, folk, classical and operatic material. Would you believe a set including “Minor Swing,” “Night In Tunisia,” “Nature Boy,” “Shady Grove,” “Sounds of Silence,” Sting’s “Walking On The Moon,” and a Medley of Bizet’s Carmen? Recently, he recorded Just Between Frets with Tommy Emmanuel, Frank and Dawg, Melody Monsters with David Grisman and Standards, Live with Bucky Pizzarelli. Frank’s diverse recordings include pairings with Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Ringo Starr, Mark O’Connor and Queen Latifah.

$22.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$25.00 at Door on Day of Show



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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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