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Twangtown Paramours bring "Sophisticated Americana" to Brandon

 

Saturday, July 13 at 7:30pm
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“The Twangtown Paramours bring a blend of thought provoking lyrics with angelic vocals combined with well accomplished musicians. What more could you ask for?”

 

– Dennis Double, Co-host Writer's Block, WDVX-FM, Knoxville, TN

 

 

The music of The Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This husband and wife acoustic duo, made up of MaryBeth Zamer and Mike T. Lewis, is known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. Twangtown Paramours are firm favorites with Brandon Music audiences and return to perform on July 13 th at 7:30 pm.

During their summer Northeast tour, the duo performed at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe and was featured on WCAX-TV in Burlington.  Nationally, they have performed at recognized venues such as Uncle Calvin's in Dallas, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, and the Bluebird Café in Nashville. They have opened for Joe Ely, Claire Lynch, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Carrie Newcomer, and Kim & Reggie Harris, among others.

With their third album on the way, the Twangtown Paramours are sure to see more praise and chart-rankings for their efforts. Their sophomore album reached #2 on the Folk DJ Chart and radio stations in NYC and Chicago also listed the album among their very top albums of the year.


The Twangtown Paramours were chosen three times (2011.2013 and 2016) to be finalists in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk contest and in 2012, the Twangers (technically, MaryBeth) won the Michael Terry People's Choice Award in the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival Songwriter Contest. Their songs can be heard on over 100 Americana, Folk, and independent Country radio stations world-wide.

In 2017, the duo was honored to perform at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire commemoration in NYC. Their song, “Chains” was written to bring attention to the circumstances of that fire and others like it and in March 2018, their song, “Widow of the Mountain” was recorded by the legendary producer, Bil VomDick for the Price Sisters and reached #15 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart.

MaryBeth has sung professionally since the age of 18. Before moving to Nashville, she
was a fixture of the local music scene in the Washington, D.C. area, where she fronted a
popular bar band for several years. MaryBeth sang background vocals for the band Method Actor featuring Eva Cassidy and after relocating to Nashville, continued her musical career working as a demo singer for local songwriters, as a background vocalist for several new country artists, and worked on her own projects, including serving as lead vocalist for the band Blue Martini.

Mike T. Lewis has played guitar for a million and a half years, and bass for about half that
time. He sometimes tours with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, playing upright bass. In 1997, Mike had
a #1 pop hit in South Korea on the big pop icon, Yangpa's first album called “A Heartbeat Away”. It sold over 800,000 units. In April, 2014, Mike signed an administrative publishing deal with Universal for all their Asian territories. Yangpa will release a few more of Mike's songs on her upcoming autumn release. He has also had songs recorded by independent artists in the U.K., Japan, and the U.S. Mike runs a studio in Nashville, producing albums and demos for up-and-coming artists. And if you look very, very, very closely, sometimes you can see him playing a background acting role of songwriter, studio engineer, or roadie on ABC's “Nashville”.

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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