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Brillhart & Smith

 

Saturday, July 14 at 7:30pm
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Brillhart and Smith is the duo project of fiddler Jake Brillhart and singer-songwriter Alex Smith. The two have toured extensively for the past five years performing Brillhart's Cape Breton-influenced fiddle tunes and Smith's finely crafted folk ballads. The result is a show that is both energetic and contemplative, and one which has captivated audiences from Iowa to Maine.

Sarah Craig, at Caffe Lena calls Smith “a natural storyteller”. He builds songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and strikingly modern lyrics, confronting today's most pressing issues with a style of honest and accurate observation often compared to songwriters Stan Rogers and Jason Isbell. “Smith exemplifies our cultural ideal of what a folk singer should be," says Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Tribune (Columbia, MO).

Jacob Brillhart grew up in rural Vermont playing Cape Breton and Scottish style tunes on his grandfather's fiddle; he now studies violin making with master maker Roman Barnas, teaches and tours with other groups. Whether playing traditional Celtic tunes or contemporary folk music, you're bound to find the “Gaelic” in his playing. “Expressive and captivating” is how Mike Alzo, at North Country Public Radio, described the talented fiddler's playing.

Following his first extensive tour in 2012, Smith signed with acclaimed folk label Wepecket Island Records. He has since toured internationally both solo and with his band The Mountain Sound, been featured on the Emmy-Award winning documentary “Songs To Keep” alongside Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, and Dan Berggren, won a NTCMA award for his record “Hamilton County,” and received extensive radio play nationwide.

Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us to reserve or for more information.

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