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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
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


Saturday, May 9, 2015

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.”

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



Saturday, October 3, 2015

Helen Avakian

Nancy Tucker


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Beppe Gambetta


Born in Genoa, Italy and living in the USA, renowned steel-string guitarist, singer and composer Beppe Gambetta combines American roots with European passion. Making his Roaring Brook debut 40 years into his stellar career, his original songs and tunes reflect a mosaic of musical influences; native Italian music, Celtic, Eastern European and Mediterranean dance tunes, classical fingerstyle and American flatpicking pieces. Starting from studies of his mentor Doc Watson, Beppe brought his flat-picking approach to a modern style, based on complex strumming, crosspicking, adding more triplets and using open tunings. He has performed with Doc Watson, Dan Crary, David Grisman, Tony Trishka, Don Ross and John Jorgensen. He has played premier venues across four continents including The Ryman in Nashville, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Merlefest and The Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. With a charming accent, disarming smile and sense of humor, Beppe relates stories of his musical journey and inspirations gained from encounters with Doc Watson, Pete Seeger and Italian songwriting legend Fabrizio De André. Most of all, Beppe wants to perform songs and tunes from his recordings The American Album, Good News from Home and Blu Di Genova. Selections may include “Church Street Blues,” “Slow Creek,” “You Are My Sunshine,” “Brown's Ferry Blues” and “Handsome Molly” plus breakdowns, mazurkas and serenades!

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