Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present New England’s acclaimed roots, rhythm and harmony quartet Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem for the fifth concert of the 2021 Next Stage “Bandwagon Summer Series” on Friday, June 4 at 6:00 pm at Cooper Field in Putney, VT.
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem feature 4-part vocal harmonies, indelible songs, fiddle, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, and a homemade percussion kit of cardboard boxes, tin cans, caulk tubes, packing-tape tambourines, bottle-cap rattles, Mongolian jaw harps, and a vinyl suitcase. Over the past nineteen years, the folk/roots quartet has toured its uplifting, healing performances to concert halls, festivals and residency engagements across North America, and has released seven CDs on Signature Sounds. From the Newport Folk Festival to California World Music Festival and beyond, this band’s steadfast brew of wit, camaraderie, and musicality leaves audiences everywhere humming and hopeful, spirits renewed.
In the lineage of string bands who blur the boundaries of American roots music, Rani, Andrew Kinsey, Anand Nayak, and Scott Kessel have always been standard-bearers, with a particular knack for pairing words and music. From bluegrass barnstormers to sultry swing, old-time gospel to bluesy folk-rock, they consistently turn in lush arrangements of original songs alongside artful re-workings of a melange of music.
Cooper Field is located at 39 Sand Hill Road in Putney, VT. Tickets are $20 Advance / $22 At the Door, and kids 12 and under are free. Advance tickets are available online at nextstagearts.org. The concert is sponsored in part by the Barr Hill, Farrell Distributing, and Oak Meadow, with special thanks to Patrick Noyes. Next Stage will provide a cash bar. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating in socially-distanced pods on the ballfield, and face masks to wear whenever you leave your pod. For more information, visit raniarbo.com and nextstagearts.org or call 802-387-0102.