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We encourage everyone to attend the music series, whether it is your favorite genre or not. Selection of the concert series bands is curated to present high-quality artistry spanning musical styles to provide the musicians a paid gig and to provide audiences the opportunity to broaden their musical horizons. Join us on this melodic journey that also raises funds to support the art and mission of the Andres Institute of Art.

For questions, please contact secretary@andresinstitute.org or call 603-845-9174.

 

Look at all of these great concerts!

Consider a Series or Season Ticket for preferred pricing and seating.

The Bedford Big Band

Sunday

March 17th

6:00-8:00pm

The Bedford Big Band will FILL the stage (and then some) Sunday, March 17th. This 19-piece band performs classic and modern swing music. There will definitely be room for dancing at the front for this show. Wear low shoes for our rustic wood floors – heels could be tricky! The band is comprised of talented musicians from NH and MA who love performing 30’s and 40’s swing dance music, plus your favorite contemporary, Latin and pop selections.

Beer, wine and soda will be available with donation requested, supporting the AIA. Seating is all at tables. There is an elevator to the second floor.

Samirah Evans

Sunday

April 7th

6:00-8:00pm

During her career as a performer and recording artist, Samirah Evans has become known for her dynamic and soulful approach to music, especially jazz and blues. Her musical style is heavily influenced by the sounds of New Orleans, where she was one of the most in-demand singers for nearly twenty years, including fifteen consecutive appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Hurricane Katrina caused Samirah to relocate to her husband’s hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. She has since been performing in venues and festivals throughout the northeast. As a producer and educator, Samirah founded the “Ladies in Jazz” series to highlight collaborations between female singers and musicians. Samirah is currently Artist Associate in Jazz Voice at Williams College.

Evans will be accompanied by Guitarist Matthew Dorko and Trumpeter Don Anderson. Samirah and Mathew were a hot duo act for several years in New Orleans. Coincidentally, Dorko moved to the same neighborhood in Brattleboro Vermont several years after Samirah. They have since reunited in several performances throughout New England. For many years Don Anderson has been a feature with Samirah during Fat Tuesday in celebration of Mardi Gras. He has recently performed in the trio with Evans and Dorko, as well as a member of Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils.

Hear a sample of her work at https://youtu.be/z_IvUAo2nnY

Beer, wine and soda will be available with donation requested, supporting the AIA. Seating is all at tables. There is an elevator to the second floor.

Earth Day Concert

Saturday

April 20

6:00-9:00pm

Celebrate our planet and raise funds to protect it, and for the Andres Institute of Art! Jamdemic and Mighty Colors will be playing this special Saturday edition of our concert series. The extra time will allow both bands to shine and you won’t want to miss a minute. Jamdemic formed during the pandemic by talented musicians who couldn’t resist jamming to Classic “Deep Cut” tunes from Classic Rock, Blues and Funk genres. Mighty Colors is a local band of legendary status, recently re-engaged, returning with polished performances that rock the house. The evening is a concert for worthy causes with performances that are guaranteed to have you singing in your seats and dancing in the aisles.

Beer, wine and soda will be available with donation requested, supporting the AIA. Seating is all at tables. There is an elevator to the second floor.

So many great shows! You owe it to yourself not to miss even one – and save $$ to boot!

Consider a Series or Season Ticket for preferred pricing and seating.

Dirty Cello

Sunday

April 28th

6:00-8:00pm

From Iceland to Italy, and all over the U.S., San Francisco based band Dirty Cello brings to Brookline, NH a high energy and unique spin on blues, rock, and Americana. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues and rock with a wailing cello, to virtuosic stompin’ Americana, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

Check out their website to sample their music or visit their Bandcamp page – you will be amazed. https://www.dirtycello.com/

Beer, wine and soda will be available with donation requested, supporting the AIA. Seating is all at tables. There is an elevator to the second floor.

darlin’ corey

Sunday

May 19th

6:00-8:00pm

From the northern reach of the Appalachian Trail comes the musical trio Darlin’ Corey. Drawing on the many threads of North American folk music, their elegant harmonies are the beating heart of their sound, in both their original music and the traditional Folk, Old Time, and Bluegrass music they regularly showcase. In Darlin’ Corey’s singing and playing, you can feel the many years of dedication to these celebrated musical traditions. 

Erica Brown’s fiddle-playing is at turns virtuosic and completely unpretentious. Matt Shipman is an ideal counterpart as his versatility on a dizzying array of stringed instruments (guitar, Irish bouzouki, 5-string banjo, mandolin) blend seamlessly, never timid or overpowering. Add to that Kris Day’s steady and tasteful bass playing and together they create an engaging performance of thoughtful originals and traditional songs

“Darlin’ Corey’s latest album Let the Light Back In is a thoughtfully curated collection that showcases their knack for selecting the right songs while remaining true to their live performance”- Hanz Araki

Beer, wine and soda will be available with donation requested, supporting the AIA. Seating is all at tables. There is an elevator to the second floor.

Soggy Po’ Boys

Sunday

June 23

6:00-8:00pm

Closing out our Act I Season for 2024 is the Soggy Po’ Boys. You OWE it to yourself to catch this band. Your music-listening habits will never be the same. They bring an island-infused, New Orleans Jazz blend with musical prowess that cannot be beat. The AIA Concert Series owes a big debt to this band for jumping in as the inaugural band in the series in February of 2023. Not only did they set the bar high, they sold out that first show! If you need any convincing, give them a listen on Bandcamp.

Beer, wine and soda will be available with donation requested, supporting the AIA. Seating is all at tables. There is an elevator to the second floor.

So many great shows! You owe it to yourself not to miss even one – and save $$ to boot!

Consider a Series or Season Ticket for preferred pricing and seating.

Previous Concerts in the Series

Check out video clips on our Facebook Page from each concert!

Rampage Trio

The Rampage Trio wowed the crowd Sunday, March 3rd with a decisively bold diversion from the more mellow and acoustic-leaning concerts thus far. This trio is well-seasoned with rock-n-roll and R&B roots. They have performed and recorded for years, even gracing the stage at the Big Bear Lodge in years past.  Originally formed in 1990, they have shared stages with Joe Bonamassa, Mountain, Edgar Winter, Buckwheat Zydeco, James Cotton, Candye Kane, Otis Clay, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, The Iguanas, Eilen Jewel, Terrance Simien, Roomful of Blues, and many more. 

The New England Bluegrass Band

The New England Bluegrass Band took the stage at the Andres Concert Series February 25th with tradition-based Bluegrass music, powerful vocals and just the right instrumental backing and stellar picking. 

Led by frontman Cecil Abels, a native of Mississippi, is a powerful vocalist and rhythm guitarist. Cecil aka “Mr Sippy” has assembled a crackerjack band that has opened and shared the stages with the giants of the music, including Del McCoury, Ralph Stanley, Doc Watson and many many others. The band plays original tunes and songs from a deep well of bluegrass and Americana.

The Eddy Troxler Quartet was on stage Sunday, February 18th. The smooth sounds of this accomplished jazz quartet were the perfect ending to this weekend-after-Valentine’s Day. Eddy has been a crowd favorite with his jazz guitar at AIA events. This time he rounded out his sound with bass, drums and keys for an evening of great music.

Check the AIA Facebook page for a video with clips from the evening.