Category Archives: Festival on the Green

Festival on the Green 2021: Low Lily

With a vocal blend that has been dubbed “outstanding” and “meticulous,” Low Lily’s cohesive sound comes naturally for musicians whose lives have been entwined on the road and onstage for almost two decades. Setting down roots in Brattleboro, Vermont, the band has crafted a signature sound which they have shared with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the UK, garnering two #1 songs on international folk radio and two Independent Music Award wins. Low Lily is Liz Simmons, Lissa Schneckenburger and Flynn Cohen.

​”Deftly understated virtuosity, tight arrangements, freshness of sound and clarity of musical vision.”-Fatea

​Low Lily brandishes their formidable individual Folk foundations within a collective sound that’s as smart with sense of pop phrasing and flair as it is roots-savvy.”-Roots Music Report

​Recorded 8/6/21.

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

Producer: MCTV

Festival on the Green 2021: Beg, Steal or Borrow

Since its formation in 2013 with a mission to resurrect the music of the iconic bluegrass band Old and In the Way, Beg, Steal or Borrow has appeared at numerous prominent festivals and venues throughout the northeastern United States and features a ever-growing repertoire of solid original music.  Known for its warm harmonies, virtuosic instrumentals, and tight musical interplay, Beg Steal or Borrow has won bluegrass festival band competitions at Podunk, Grey Fox, and Thomas Point Beach, hence being dubbed a “Triple Crown Bluegrass Band” by Bluegrass Today.  The quintet is based in Vermont and continues to perform on the heels of its celebrated debut album of original music, Old Mountain Time.  Beg Steal or Borrow is Roland Clark, Fran Forim, Jeremy Sicely, Luke Auriemmo and Geoff Goodhue.

“Beg, Steal or Borrow have managed to absorb their essential influences — Appalachian, folk and country sounds in particular — and refashion them in a way that’s so accessible and infectious that the music’s all but irresistible.”~ Lee Zimmerman  – Bluegrass Today~

​Recorded 8/5/21.

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

Producer: MCTV

Festival on the Green 2021: Treetop Mansion

Treetop Mansion Sounds Like…
The Beach Boys partying with Imagine Dragons in the fertile valley between the ocean of 60’s psychedelia and the mountains of 90’s rock music.
This is Treetop Mansion – the brand new recording project from Clint Bierman and Peter Day . They write original music inspired by their shared eclectic musical taste with a focus on songcraft, vocal harmony, groove, and vibe.  When Treetop Mansion plays live or lays down new tracks, they are generally joined by a supportive cast of amazing musicians, including, for this concert:
Clint Bierman – guitar, vocals, Pete Day –  bass, guitar, vocals, Dave DeCristo – bass , Ryan “The Claw” Clausen – drums Leon Campos & Tyler Mast-keys

​Recorded 8/4/21.

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

Producer: MCTV

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