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Festival on the Green 2024: Tjovi Ginen

 

Tjovi Ginen is an ensemble of seasoned performers rooted in Haitian music and the sounds of Africa. Their songs tell of struggle and triumph, pain and power with Reggae and Ska rhythms and Jamaican dub poetry. “…positive energy keeps you moving all night long…” says the Boston Globe. “Tjovi Ginen’s rhythm section is just spectacular” -Time Out New York. “… innovative music fuses Haitian Roots Rhythms, Reggae, Funk and Ska… this is a band to watch” -New York Times. Come move and be moved with Tjovi Ginen.

 


​Recorded 7/12/24

https://www.facebook.com/TjoviGinenMusic/

Producer: MCTV

Festival on the Green 2024: Myra Flynn Band

 

Singer/songwriter Myra Flynn, half Irish and half African American, crafts her original indie/soul songs in a blend of soulful vocals. She has headlined the Burlington Jazz Festival and shared the stage with Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Mike Gordon (Phish), Gabrielle Gordon (Natalie Merchant), Sonya Kitchell, Anais Mitchell, Lee “Scratch” Perry and many others. Crooked Measures, her 2009 debut album, earned Flynn a solid spot in the singer/songwriter circuit as well as much deserved media recognition. She was named “Best Up-and-Coming Performer” by Seven Days Newspaper (2010 and 2011) and “New England Artist of the Month” by The Deli Magazine New England. New England Deli Magazine wrote about For The Record, her newest release, “the album is crafted with a self-assured sense of commitment and what seems like another lifetime of reasons to sing.”

 


​Recorded 7/11/24

https://www.myraflynn.com/

Producer: MCTV

Festival on the Green 2024: Matt LaRocca & Friends

 

Matt LaRocca is a cross-genre composer, performer, and educator. You’re as likely to see him playing with a rock band as conducting an orchestra. For example, he is the Special Project Conductor for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra and performs on the electric viola in Freeway Clyde, Michael Chorney’s psych-rock improvisation ensemble. Matt has written arrangements for and performed with Guster, Kat Wright, Francesca Blanchard and Matt Flinner. With a love of improvisation and crossing disciplines, it’s no wonder that his “friends” quartet includes Laura Markowitz, an avid fiddler in Swedish and Celtic styles who also has a career playing violin in several orchestras;  John Dunlop, the Principal cellist with the VSO; and Ben Lively, who plays rock, jazz, tango and classical music and whose collaborations include writing string arrangements for psych pop band Madaila, playing electric violin, mandolin, and guitar with the Grift and Josh Panda’s Wilykat and exploring Astor Piazzolla’s music with La Rebelión Del Tango. And you can expect a few special musical guests to join Matt LaRocca and Friends on stage as well!


​Recorded 7/11/24

https://www.mattlarocca.com/

Producer: MCTV

Festival on the Green 2024: Bon Débarras

 

Bon Débarras unites the worlds of music, dance and poetry through a collaboration between Montreal artists Dominic Desrochers, Jean-François Dumas and Véronique Plasse. Over the years, Bon Débarras has developed an entirely original repertoire steeped in poetry and rhythmic sounds, with unambiguous Quebec flavors. On guitar, banjo, violin and harmonica, the group carries an identity, a style and an energy-filled zest for life, quite unique and beautifully served by the versatility of the musicians as well as their daring jigging and vivid body percussion. Bon Débarras’ energy ventures boldly on the multi-faceted road that transcends boundaries and ages.


​Recorded 7/10/24.

https://www.bondebarras.ca/en/

Producer: MCTV

Festival on the Green 2024: Le Winston Band

 

Le Winston Band is a one-of-a-kind Montreal based ensemble that blends its French-Canadian roots with Zydeco and Cajun music. Since 2012, due to a sound that is derived from both the rich musical traditions of Louisiana and their own identity as Montrealers, the group has been sharing their joie de vivre with audiences across North America and Europe. After many pilgrimages to Louisiana, the group’s album Zig zag Zydeco Zoo was nominated for best world music album at both the ADISQ and GAMIQ galas in 2019. In 2022, their EP Enwèye à Lafayette won best world music album at the GAMIQ gala. That same year, the five musicians teamed up with producer Erik West-Millette and recorded Winston Express, a new record filled with original material that was released during the 2023 Mardi Gras festivities. United by their shared passion for Zydeco music, the five musicians intermingle sassy compositions and their own take on well known traditional songs from Quebec and Louisiana. The powerful sound of the diatonic accordion supported by a typical “modern zydeco” lineup, electrifies audiences and ensures a warm and festive atmosphere that is guaranteed to get you off your feet and dancing.

 


​Recorded 7/9/24.

https://www.lewinstonband.com/

Producer: MCTV

Festival on the Green 2024: Bread & Bones

 

Bread and Bones is a harmony driven acoustics trio that plays original music with a strong traditional-roots foundation. Richard Ruane’s playing drives the songs whether he is playing guitar, ukulele or an octave mandolin. Mitch Barron joins in on fretless, fretted and upright basses and Beth Duquette completes the trio with her rich alto voice. Formed in 2003, the band toured and recorded for 10 years. They reunited in 2017 and have continued to play ever since, touring throughout New England and beyond. The trio has appeared at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, on Folkstage (WMFT, Chicago), Bound for Glory (WVBR, Ithaca, NY), Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY and many other venues. Bread and Bones has recorded two albums: “I Know Stories” in 2008, and ”Could Have been a Dream in 2011 and Richard has a solo record titled “Things That Strangers Say”.


​Recorded 7/9/24.

https://www.ruaneduquette.com/bread-and-bones

Producer: MCTV