Festival on the Green 2021: The Paul Asbell Quintet

From his early years, playing blues on Chicago’s South Side, to his present multi-faceted career based out of northern Vermont, Paul has earned an underground reputation as a true “musician’s musician”. He has played and recorded with legends like John Lee Hooker, Earl Hooker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Pops Staples, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Junior Wells, and numerous others.

He formed the Paul Asbell Quartet, soon to be renamed Kilimanjaro, and recorded 2 award-winning albums for Philo Records, which led to several appearances at the Kool Jazz Festival at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen
He’s also appeared at major festivals  including the Newport, Healdsburg, and Montreal Guitar Shows, MerleFest, Lunenburg (Canada) Folk Harbour Festival.

He’s had featured spots in 30 years of Burlington’s Discover Jazz Festival, annual shows at Burlington First Night since 1995, etc.
In 2018, he released Burmese Panther, featuring original jazz compositions, and in 2019 he received Seven Days magazine’s Daysie Award for “Best VT Instrumentalist”. Featuring Paul Asbell, Clyde Stats, Chris Peterman, Tom Cleary and Gabe Jarrett.
​Recorded 8/3/21.

For more info on the band, visit https://paulasbell.com/ 

Producer: MCTV

Festival on the Green 2021: KeruBo

KeruBo is a performing music artist born in Kendu bay, Kenya. She has been a working musician for more than 20 years. Her diverse musical influences range from traditional African music to gospel, blues, Afro-jazz, and jazz.  She has toured the world working as a backing vocalist and dancer for prominent African-fusion artists such as Suzanna Owiyo and the late Achieng Abura.
​They have been her strongest influences in her love for Afro-Jazz and the World Music genre.  Before relocating to the United States, KeruBo was lead singer and manager her own band Keru-Blues, a jazz-blues fusion band that played venues in Kenya. KeruBo now lives in Vermont serving her community as a cultural broker, social worker, and K-12 educator.
​KeruBo is Irene Webster, Cody Sargent,  Joshua Child, Luke Hauserman, Mami-Hassan Coly, Michael Webster, Ruth Baldasty,  Connor Young, Demitrius Kingeorge. Recorded 8/2/21.

For more info on the band, visit https://www.kerubomusic.com

Producer: MCTV

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