Colorscape: Feast for the eyes and ears

The lineup of performers for the 13th Annual Colorscape Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 in Norwich is complete and includes a stunning mix of Celtic, jazz, bluegrass, a cappella, rock n’ roll, and acoustical singer-songwriters in a free outdoor festival. The lineup of performers gracing the NBT Main Stage includes:

SATURDAY

10 Ron Palmer & Mark Sherwood

11 The McKrells

12 Pat Wictor with Cheryl Prashker

1 Red Molly

2 Jeremy Kittel & The World Band

3 Fetish Lane

4 Ellis Paul

5 John & Mary (of 10,000 Maniacs) with the Valkyries



SUNDAY

11 Gospel Show with various performers

12 SONiA with disappear fear

1 The Kennedys

2 Aztec Two-Step

3 Lunasa

4 Prof. Louie & the Crowmatix

The lineup of musicians is arranged by Ken Millet, owner of the well-renown Night Eagle Café located at 200 State Street in Binghamton, NY. The caliber of performers at this year’s Colorscape is truly impressive, and you get to see them all for free.

Professor “Louie” & The Crowmatix from Woodstock, NY, are known for their great live shows, songwriting, singing, and jamming. They have been touring and recording nationally for the past five years and are making a return appearance at Colorscape. They also have performed at premier clubs including B.B. Kings & The Bottom Line in New York City, The House of Blues in Los Angeles, The Towne Crier and The Turning Point, NY, and Fitzgeralds in Chicago just to name a few.

“Ireland’s newest supergroup… the hottest acoustic band on the planet,” stated the Irish Voice. Since their auspicious beginning, Lunasa has become one of the most sought-after bands on the international Irish music scene. The band’s inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves are steering Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. On their first American visit, word-of-mouth led to sold-out shows and rave reviews.

Rex Fowler from Pittsfield, Maine, and Neal Shulman of New York City met one “open mike” night at a Boston folk club in the spring of 1971. Each impressed by the other’s talents, they joined forces and Aztec Two-Step (named for a line from “Coney Island of the Mind” by Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti) was born. After 30-plus years as a staple of FM radio, major label recording contracts and world-wide touring, Rex and Neal have become one of the folk music’s most popular and enduring acts. They continue to wow audiences with intelligent songwriting, hot acoustic lead guitar, and great harmonies.


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