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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


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
$22.00 at Door
- 7:30 PM




Saturday, May 7, 2016
Eliza Gilkyson

With Jim Henry


Our 36th concert season will finish in grand style with 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
- 7:30 PM

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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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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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