Artist Profiles


Artist Profiles


Dan Weber (Saturday 2-3 p.m.)

Award-winning songwriter Dan Weber has been described as the “Classic Mid-Life Overnight Sensation.” An engaging performer with a gift for storytelling, he won the prestigious Winfield NewSong contest for “Oh Woody,” his tribute to Woody Guthrie, and is a rare 3 time finalist in the legendary Kerrville New Folk competition. A former National Park Service ranger, his songs have been described as “reminiscent of early John Prine” and “insightful and awfully funny.” Legendary Folk troubadour Ramblin’ Jack Elliott said “I love Dan’s songs and he tells really good stories.” Born in Rochester, NY, he now lives in Vancouver, WA.
More info:
www.danwebermusic.com


Jay Psaros (Saturday 3-4 p.m.)

Boston based singer-songwriter Jay Psaros has been called a storyteller of precision, a master guitar player, and a musical painter of beautiful, rolling images. Jay has toured the country playing shows for audiences big and small. His musical versatility has allowed him to share the stage with a variety of international acts such as Eddie Money, Rick Springfield, Boz Scaggs, Tower of Power, Ziggy Marley, Three Dog Night and many more. As a producer, Jay has worked alongside Grammy winners, local legends, and regional favorites. Currently residing in Weymouth, MA, Psaros is touring in support of his new release, The Trees Beyond The Town.

More info:
www.jaypsarosmusic.com


The Whispering Tree (Saturday 4-5 p.m.)

Called “one of the most talented duos to take stage in NYC” by Deli Magazine, the Whispering Tree are singer-songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour. Together, they craft richly immersive folk-rock, brimming with evocative lyrics and a panoramic musicality. Invisible Forces, the fourth recording by the fiercely independent twosome, was self-produced, fan-funded, and recorded at Elie and Eleanor’s home studio in Beacon, NY, and at Old Soul Studio in Catskill, NY. The album explores a deeply personal and political landscape, with themes of hope, despair, and social consciousness.
More info:
www.thewhisperingtree.com


The Milkhouse Heaters (Sunday 2-3 p.m.)

Ex-rockers from the Boston music scene, Mike and Jan Sheehy settled in Bellows Falls, VT, where the humble seeds of the Milkhouse Heaters were planted. Weaving tall tales and sad stories of the sometimes comical and tragic human condition, their music has been described as being like Emmy Lou Harris and Gram Parsons meets Chrissie Hynde and Joey Ramone. With powerful dual vocals, driving guitar and thumping bass, as well as harmonica and the occasional kazoo, the Milkhouse Heaters have a unique sound all their own, which they describe as Americana Folk Punk.
More info:
www.themilkhouseheaters.com


Zack Dupont (Sunday 3-4 p.m.)

Zack Dupont (of the Dupont Brothers) is a Burlington, Vermont-based independent songwriter and guitarist. His music has led him all over America to festivals like SXSW, the Cambridge River Fest, and Grand Point North. He has shared the stage with the likes of Taj Mahal, Grace Potter, Suzanne Vega, Jerry Douglas, and Pat Benatar. His poetic lyrical imagery, finger style guitar work, and a comforting-humorous stage presence create a working landscape in which Dupont dwells. “Dupont’s vocal performance is intimate, nuanced and affecting. He appears to take as much care with his hushed delivery as he does with his impressively understated guitar work” says Dan Bolles of Seven Days. Zack will be joined in Plymouth by Matt Deluca, a Vermont-based percussionist.
More info:
www.facebook.com/zackdupontmusic


The Kennedys (Sunday 4-5 p.m.)

In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Maura and Pete Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. At well over a million miles of roadwork, including two stints as members of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra, Pete and Maura Kennedy show no signs of slowing down, either on tour or in the creative realm. The Kennedys’ live sets seamlessly weave their influences over the last two decades: Buddy Holly style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention.
More info:
www.kennedysmusic.com