Join us for an evening of networking and education! VBSR members and friends are invited to a Networking Get-Together hosted by Stowe Cider. Free for members, $20 for non-members to attend. Hors d’oeuvres provided by our generous host, cash bar. Attendance is limited and will be first come, first served.
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.
The Medicine Tribe is a 4 piece band that plays a variety of styles: rock, funk, blues, and bluegrass. They cover music by great artists such as Little Feat, Neville Brothers, Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, JJ Cale, Gillian Welch, and Ray Charles. Musically, the feel can range from a funky groove to a bluesy swing, straight ahead rock, bluegrass, or heart felt ballad.
We welcome Strangled Darlings back to the tasting room! 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.
In January of 2016, Shake announced their arrival into the Vermont music scene. What most would define as an audible representation of the combination of "gravel and honey," Shake's sweet yet gritty tone has been a staple in their efforts to bring about a creative twist to the sounds of vintage blues and rock.
Dedication, hard work, and the love of music has given life to Shake. The connection within the group, and the pride in which they take in their art has made the band what it is; and whatever it is for you, they wish you take it with you everywhere you go.
Isaac French, a St. Albans native, is a young Vermont artist. Isaac's first instrument; his voice, is soulful, dynamic, evocative and spans an incredible range. His live performances tap into that passion, using powerful vocals and accompanying instrumentation of piano and guitar. Mike Brewster is a singer songwriter rooted in the Blues/Rock/Folk/Country genres based out of Burlington, VT. Michael and Isaac have been playing together for 3 years as a duo and are also members of the band Nina’s Brew. Their different styles have complimented each other to provide an energetic show!
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.
"YOUNG AND UP AND COMING ROCK STAR RYAN SWEEZEY IS A NEWLY CHISELED GEM IN OUR MUSIC COMMUNITY. WITH MILLION DOLLAR POP/ROCK SONGS ALL DAY LONG, KILLER VOICE AND ROCK SOLID GUITAR SKILLS, RYAN HAS THE POTENTIAL OF A JOHN MAYER TYPE CAREER" - TOM BIANCHI, 24HOUR MUSIC
Coming back to the tasting room is local Abby Sherman. Abby is a folk singer/songwriter and has been writing and performing since a young age. Abby is based in scenic Lamoille County, Vermont and has always been driven towards the more artistic and natural way of life. Her passion for whatever she may take on shines through with seemingly no effort. Her first album, 'Finding Hope', which came out in July of 2018, is no exception. The “album represents herself, in concentrated form” says Stowe Today; “She narrates her life through song”. Abby’s songs are inspired by her life and time traveling around the country. They speak of disillusionment with one’s home, being more than meets the eye, and motherhood. Local music blog Country Tracks highlighted her lyrics, saying “Great little details abound in the final song off Abby Sherman’s debut album” in a list of the Best New Songs of August 2018. The emotional weight of Abby’s lyrics is carried by her strong and present voice, the only voice on the album. “Honest and earnest, the young singer-songwriter finds hope when others might throw in the towel” says Seven Days. She finds inspiration from artists such as Sarah Jarosz, Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin, to name a few. Backed by the rhythmic banjo and harmony vocals of Addison County native Nate Gusakov, and the striking lead mandolin of Ben Slotnick, seeing Abby Sherman perform life is no different from the album, and her soulful voice and folky riffs make for a toe tapping heart felt listening experience."
Back 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.
Gentle Temper is Ryan Meier and Marion Earley, an ocean-folk duo with a blues tide from the bay of Boston, MA. Marion and Ryan met while attending college in Boston and began writing and playing together in August of 2016. Their live sound builds on a sturdy foundation of lyrical storytelling, animated harmonies & a steady undercurrent of dynamics.
GT_ have opened for nationally touring acts LOLO, Ballroom Thieves, Bombadil, and 2014 NPR Favorite New Artist The Family Crest.
They've had the pleasure of performing in support of various charities and foundations, including the Chikumbuso Women and Orphans Project, Casa Myrna Vazquez Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union and Relay for Life. The duo was featured on NBC10’s “Boston’s Bucket List” as winners of the Lizard Lounge Main Event in July 2018 and was featured in the Top 15 of WBUR 90.9’s local NPR Tiny Desk Favorites in that same year. They have additionally been nominated for Best New Artist in The 2018 Boston Music Awards.
Their debut album “Our Warm Red Light” was released on October 7th, 2018.
Born and raised in Vermont, Justin LaPoint is a singer/songwriter armed with a unique voice and style. In 2014, Justin won the regional Advance Music Singer/Songwriter Competition, showcasing his talents in the finals at Higher Ground in Burlington. After his win, Justin got to work on writing songs for his first album, "Bear Country," which he ultimately recorded at Meadowlark Studios and released in the summer of 2017. While he is currently fine tuning with his new band, Justin plans on booking dates starting in 2018 in support of "Bear Country," so check back in the New Year for upcoming gigs!
Join us for the Safety Meeting Party on 4/20 at Stowe Cider! Featuring sets from Nina’s Brew and Annie in the Water, an outdoor acoustic set, food truck, CBD and more. Raffle to benefit the Stowe Trails Partnership. Green Empire Brewing and Sterling Hemp Farms will be joining us all day long! You’re not gonna want to miss this one.