Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music welcome back New England’s acclaimed roots, rhythm and harmony quartet Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem to perform their “Wintersong” program at Next Stage on Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 pm. “Wintersong” is a celebratory, poetic, reflective collection of seasonal songs, an ode to light and dark at the turning of the year. “These are some of the most soul-lifting songs you’ll hear in your life… pure magic happens when these four musicians play together” – No Depression
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 eighteen 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.
Rani Arbo, Andrew Kinsey, Anand Nayak and Scott Kessel’s “Wintersong” swings between reflection and celebration, with verses by hallowed poets, fiddle/percussion-driven New Year’s shouts from the Georgia Sea Islands and Louisiana, traditional carols and songs by modern songwriters. This winter journey full of fierce poetry, wild joy and hope for humanity in its dark times skips the jingle bells and goes straight to the power and beauty at the roots of Christmas.
Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT. Tickets are $22 Advance / $25 At the Door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and the Putney General Store in Putney. Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar. For more information, visit www.raniarbo.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.