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Cradle Switch


Saturday, September 8 at 7:30pm
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The five-piece acoustic Americana group, Cradle Switch, play a mix of originals and a range of songs drawing from bluegrass, country, folk and blues. With ballads as well as up-tempo rhythms, the group's lyrics can be on the darker side (think Buddie & Julie Miller or Judith Edelman), or dip into the Romantic genre with sweet love songs. Audiences also love when the band covers contemporary songs from writers like Lindi Ortega, Steel Drivers and HoneyHoney, or classic tunes like 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry' and 'Long Journey Home'.

Singer-songwriters Ferrilyn Sourdiffe and Dave Lawlor swap out guitars for banjo and mandolin. Sourdiffe – whose voice has been described as "reminiscent of Billie Holliday and Tracy Chapman—but a bit more accessible…" (Caffè Lena) – also performs with Dafé Brudäjo and The Ransom Notes and her music has been heard on several radio stations in the northeast as well as at venues like Caffè Lena, The Egg, Clark Art Institute, Bennington Museum and Hubbard Hall. David Lawlor has performed with several groups in the Cambridge, New York area for the last several years.

On fiddle is Kate Ritter, who provides some angelic vocal harmonies to Sourdiffe and Lawlor's robust vocals. Ritter is classically trained but fell in love with folk fiddle and now performs as a Celtic/Swedish/bluegrass duo with guitarist Sam Clement and with the farmer-based folk/rock band Ploughman's Lunch.  

Singer-songwriter David Cuite adds some bounce on the upright bass as well as lead and harmony vocals and David Norman throws in some percussion. Cuite is primarily a jazz acoustic bassist who also dabbles in bluegrass and avant-garde improvisation. He currently plays in the Jeff McCrae Quartet, the Leah Carroll group Aviva, the Darryl Kniffen Trio, his own Dave Cuite Quartet, and is a regular freelance bassist in Southwestern Vermont and the Saratoga region of New York.

Norman is the alum of several bands and has performed at The Vermont Arts Exchange in Bennington, Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, the Egg in Albany, Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, New York, Bennington College, and uncountable bars, cafés, restaurants and events in the VT/NY/MA area.

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.


Phone: 802-247-4295