Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures - Paul Asbell
In his 50 year professional career, Paul Asbell has played and recorded with Muddy Waters, John Lee ******, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Paul Butterfield, Magic Sam, Earl ******, David Bromberg, Paul Siebel, Mary McCaslin, Sonny Stitt, Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, and many others.
His jazz-fusion group Kilimanjaro has released several award-winning recordings, and performed at jazz festivals worldwide, including Montreux, Montreal, Atlanta, and Roskilde, in Copenhagen. Their “Homecoming" CD was picked by Jazziz magazine for their “Best of 2009” CD, along with tracks by Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Branford Marsalis, and other heavyweights.
Paul’s three solo acoustic CDs, “Steel-String Americana,” “Roots and Branches,” and “From Adamant To Atchafalaya,” received numerous rave reviews for their fresh takes on blues and jazz standards, old-timey country tunes, and original pieces from the “american roots” tradition. Recent appearances include Healdsburg, Woodstock (NY) and Newport Guitar Festivals, MerleFest, Lunenburg Folk Festival, and many other venues.
Acoustic Guitar Magazine recently did an article on him, featuring his composition “Chunky Monkey Gumbo.” Paul has taught guitar for over 50 years, including workshops at the Healdsburg, Woodstock (NY) and Newport Guitar Festivals, and positions at Dartmouth, Skidmore, and other colleges. He presently teaches at Middlebury College and the University of Vermont.
Doors - 6:30 p.m.
Location: On the Green
Suggested Donation: $10 per person at the door.
Lite Fare, Wine, Beer, and Desserts available for sale throughout the evening.