Kicking off the month of December in the tasting room is Isaac French, a St. Albans native, who is a young Vermont artist. Born and raised in a family of musicians, Isaac developed a love and passion for music at an early age. His live performances tap into that passion, using powerful vocals and accompanying instrumentation of piano and guitar. Isaacs music covers a broad range of genres, making his shows entertaining for all ages. Isaac is currently in the middle of his first original release and the inspiration shows through his personality every time he steps on stage.
Joining us for the first time at Stowe Cider is Alison Turner, better known as AliT, is a singer-songwriter (guitar/voice) from the small town of Royalton, Vermont. Once described as “a less-neurotic Alanis Morissette”, the songstress records and performs a heartfelt and unique style of alternative/indie pop. Having started writing songs at the age of seven, Ali has developed into an introspective songwriter and performer. This April she played a six-state New England Brewery Tour.
Making their debut at the cider house is Strangled Darlings. Strangled Darlings cuts up the pattern for an indie band while squeezing a full band out of a duo. They left Portland, Oregon three years ago to live in a 20 foot RV and think about the Occupy Movement from the parking lot of Walmarts across much of America. From that comes a patchwork of images, sounds and restrung music that is actually original without being weird. Jess Anderly play bass & foot drums. George Veech plays mandolin. They are actively recording their fourth album from their new home in Bethel, Vermont.
We welcome back Ryan Sweezey to the cider-house!
Ryan Sweezey is a 26-year-old singer/songwriter from just outside of Boston, Mass. currently based in Burlington, Vt. His acoustic-based pop/rock draws on a variety of influences from several decades. Major influences include Counting Crows, Matt Nathanson, Matchbox Twenty, Tom Petty, and the Allman Brothers. Blending together these elements with his own style, Sweezey shows a level of maturity in his writing, lyrically and musically, well beyond his years. He also displays an impressive amount of musicality built up over several years of relentless performing. His most recent EP, Starting Over, was released in January 2017 and includes the single "Bartender," which has been featured on PointFM's Local Music Spotlight with Carrie Henry.
Joining us for our NYE bash at the cider-house is Nina's Brew.
Hailing from diverse musical backgrounds, Nina's Brew is a melting pot of influence, genre and talent. The trio joined forces in the winter of 2017 in Burlington, VT, where the three singer-songwriters first met. Together, their sound is rooted in blues, soul, rock and r&b. Lead vocals and harmonies are shared, creating space for each voice to be highlighted.
More details to come!
The Melting Nomads formed in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont in April of 2018. Though this band is fresh on the scene, it's members have dedicated much of the last 5 years to the growth and evolution of their musicianship through touring, writing and recording with numerous groups from the Northeast. Devoted to sharing their music and bringing high-energy funky grooves to every room they step in, these nomads will be roaming soon to a musical pasture near you. Blending various individual influences, the group creates a rocking fusion of soulful lyrics and reggae feels with elements of jazz and funk.
Come help us celebrate our 5th birthday in our tasting room on Saturday, October 27th! We will have Isaac French of Nina's Brew along with a special guest playing from 3-6pm.
Be sure to get here early to grab a pint of High and Dry from the birthday keg, a thank you for all your support over the years!
As an added bonus we will be serving up soup from The Butchery and homemade grilled cheese.
This is a great opportunity to drop those apples you've been collecting off here for our Good Neighbor scholarship project.