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The 36th 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
Hot teas, coffee & home-baked treats are available during concert intermissions.

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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



 

In Memoriam

Pete Huttlinger

June 22, 1961 - January 15, 2016


 
 

Roaring Brook Concerts extends our deepest sympathy to the family, friends, fans and fellow musicians of Nashville-based composer and performer Pete Huttlinger who left us on January 15, 2016.  Pete graced our stage for five superb concerts.  The music world will miss his supernatural acoustic guitar playing, his infectious humor and being asked to sing out strong on "Take Me Home Country Roads."  We witnessed his supreme talent at Carnegie Hall, The Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield Kansas and Roaring Brook.  At every venue, his loving wife and manager, Erin Morris Huttlinger was always close by.  Pete and Erin's book, Joined at the Heart: A Story of Love, Guitars, Resilience and Marigolds is their remarkable memoir of confronting and coping with Pete's most unusual illness.

As an inspirational speaker, Pete leaves us with the message:
Don't Just Live:  LIVE WELL!

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Cece Borjeson, Ruth George & Kevin Gallagher

with Special Guests: Marty Brennan & Friends

$15.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$18.00 at Door

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Ed Gerhard

If you're a fan of singer-songwriters, country, folk, blues or world music, you should come to RBNC to hear Grammy Award-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard. Instrumentally, he performs some of the greatest songs of all time plus breathtaking brilliant originals. He has earned a loyal fan base because of his immaculate tone, superb technique and his rich, varied repertoire. Ed’s fingerstyle playing of 6 + 12-string and Hawaiian lap style and blues slide guitars has made him a favorite at festivals in North America, Ireland, Europe and Japan. His guitar work can be heard on recordings by Arlo Guthrie, Jorma Kaukonen and in the Ken Burns films Mark Twain and The National Parks: America's Best Idea. From his first recording Nightbirds to Counting The Ways, Luna, Sunnyland and his recent There and Gone he has developed and refined his evermore personal style. It's not all about the bass, the treble or flashy pyrotechnics. It's about creating art with wood and strings through the sounds and silences within music. Perennial show stopping tunes include “The Water Is Wide,” “Killing The Blues,” “The Handing Down,” and Ed's poignant medley of “Imagine/Across The Universe.”
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$20.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
or 25.00 at Door

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cliff Eberhardt You Tube Video

with Special Guest: Louise MosrieYou Tube Video

$18.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$20.00 at Door

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Kate Campbell You Tube Video

$20.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$25.00 at Door

 

 

 

 

Sloan WainwrightYou Tube Video

Saturday, March 19, 2016

 

Cosy SheridanYou Tube Video

 
 
$20.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$22.00 at Door
 

 

 

 

Rupert Wates You Tube Video

Saturday, April 2, 2016

 

Bob Gotta

 
 
$15.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$18.00 at Door
 

 

   

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Teddy Thompson & Kelly JonesYou Tube Video
with Special Guest: Stan Sullivan
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$18.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$20.00 at Door

   
 
 
     
 

 

 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Bill Staines

 
 
Bill Staines

 


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American folk music's King of the highway and King of the singalong chorus returns after last season's sell-out with songs from his 26 critically acclaimed albums. In a preview to last January's show at RBNC, Owen McNally gave a spot-on appreciation of singer-songwriter Bill Staines in The Hartford Courant. After relating Bill's life-changing epiphany of hearing The Weavers Carnegie Hall LP and his folk immersion in the Boston/ Cambridge coffeehouse scene, Owen described the artist and his work: "As a happy wanderer/warrior for songs with universal themes and as the Johnny Appleseed of planting the word about Folk music throughout the country, he has entertained countless fans over nearly a half-century from coffeehouses and festivals to colleges and folk song societies. His now classic, melodically charming, enviably clear, lyrical songs, like "The Roseville Fair" " A Place In the Choir" and "River" are graced with homespun wisdom on life, love and memories, and are decorated with beautiful. melodic threads and flowing pristine lyrics. And in what has to be the ultimate tribute for a songwriter, many of his poetic yet unpretentious reflections have been recorded by everybody from Peter, Paul and Mary and Nanci Griffith to Glenn Yarborough and the Irish folk duo Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy" --Owen McNally, The Hartford Courant.. Learn more ...

$15.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$20.00 at Door

 

 

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen

 
 
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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
$25.00 at Door

 

 

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Eliza Gilkyson
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With Jim Henry

 

Our 35th concert season will be kicked off in grand style by Grammy-nominated Austin Texas-based singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Jim Henry.  Eliza graces two remarkable recordings released in 2014. In a review of her poetic, wisdom-filled songs of compassion and conscience found on her new cd The Nocturne Diaries, Maverick cites her as "one of the most influential artists on the American folk music scene." This is born out by her election to the Austin Music Hall of Fame, inclusion on the The Woody Guthrie Review: Ribbon of Highway-Endless Skyway and being chosen to perform a standout version of "Before the Deluge" on Looking Into You ~~ A Tribute to Jackson Browne.  Other artists on the cd are Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett and Don Henley!  We love to hear Eliza's versions of her father Terry Gilkyson's hits, "Green Fields," The Bare Necessities" and "Fast Freight" found on The Nocturne Diaries; but the real prize is to hear Eliza's hauntingly expressive voice sing her own "songs that strike at the heart of personal experience." --No Depression. Gracious with requests Eliza just might honor yours for her brilliant "Beauty Way," "Tender Mercies," "Rose of Sharon" or whatever you call out!.”

$25.00 Advance - Call 860-693-0263
$30.00 at 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
Email:rbnc@thechildrensmuseumct.org
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