One of the best parts of summer is enjoying live music outdoors! Our summer concerts will be on the deck in the Aicher Memorial Garden, behind the library. (Rain location: inside the library) Bring a chair, bring a picnic dinner, bring your friends and family!
Motown, Sunshine, Gospel, Country, Soul, Rock, Blues, Movie Soundtrack songs and more were all part of the mix of popular music in the pre-digital olden days of 1969. Nixon, Vietnam, the space race, cold war, men on the moon, the Beatles’ final live concert, and Woodstock were among the events of the year. Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle present their arrangements of songs that were on the pop charts or presented at Woodstock in 1969. They also discuss some of the major events of a year that was historically and culturally very rich.
Rick and Dawn develop and present a series of theme-based music and history programs. They present songs that give cultural insight into interesting times, places and events in American history. Rick and Dawn carefully craft their vocals and accompaniment to sound as true to a song’s era or style as possible. Their vast repertoire includes music from the Colonial era to the present day. Rick and Dawn use these songs to illustrate the evolution of our nation’s culture and history in an informative and entertaining way.
Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 PM
Straight Up Jazz
A fantastic session band playing excellent, straight-ahead Jazz standards! The clip below was recorded at The Stomping Grounds, Putnam CT, where Straight Up Jazz plays every Thursday at 5:30 PM.
Thursday, August 8, 6:30 PM
More than 4 decades as a touring professional have found Claudia Schmidt traversing North America as well as Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theatres, and festival stages in front of 25,000 rapt listeners. She has recorded nineteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing. Join us for an special evening of folk & jazz!