Country Music Just Like It Used To Be: Sky Blue Boys At Chandler

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Arts / Mar. 28, 2013 10:57am EDT


40 SHINDIGS! | Celebrate the 40th Shindig with the infectious rhythmic sounds of the Chad Hollister Band on Saturday, April 6 at the Tunbridge Town Hall from 8-11 p.m. Go to www.shindigsvt.com for more information. (Provided) 40 SHINDIGS! | Celebrate the 40th Shindig with the infectious rhythmic sounds of the Chad Hollister Band on Saturday, April 6 at the Tunbridge Town Hall from 8-11 p.m. Go to www.shindigsvt.com for more information. (Provided) Dan and Will Lindner revive the beloved tradition of “brother duets” and present country music like it used to be when the Sky Blue Boys perform for Chandler’s Live & Upstairs series Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available.

During the 1930s and 40s, brother duets were the predominant format in country music, practiced by now-legendary teams of brothers on radio stations and stage shows throughout the countryside.

Two guys with a mandolin and guitar, a musical teamwork built of habit, and voices fused together in seamless harmonies distinguish Vermont’s most well-known brother duet. Following the example of old-time duos such as The Blue Sky Boys, The Monroe Brothers, and The Louvin Brothers, Dan and Will Lindner have built a large repertoire of wonderful old ballads, parlor songs, heart songs, and sacred numbers. Drawing on their own musical prowess, they have expanded the instrumentation to include a variety of acoustic instruments, and added some newer songs, including their own compositions.


Performing as The Sky Blue Boys, brothers Dan and Will Lindner will bring their large repertoire of music to Chandler Music Hall in Randolph Friday, April 5 at 5 at 7:30 p.m. (Provided) Performing as The Sky Blue Boys, brothers Dan and Will Lindner will bring their large repertoire of music to Chandler Music Hall in Randolph Friday, April 5 at 5 at 7:30 p.m. (Provided) The Lindner brothers have played together for decades. They formed the celebrated—and recently retired—Vermont bluegrass band, Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys in 1972 and toured extensively with the band. They are also sought-after sessions musicians and frequently make appearances in shows throughout the region. Never far from their hearts are the brother duets they learned to love long ago. It’s that clean, evocative sound The Sky Blue Boys now recreate for audiences throughout New England—a reminder of things past, and of things constant.


PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT IN TUNBRIDGE | “Picture Show: As Seen Through My Eyes,” a solo show by Tunbridge photographer Fred Carty, will be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library on Route 110 in the center of Tunbridge from April 5-May 31. An opening reception will be held Sunday, April 7, from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited. (Provided) PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT IN TUNBRIDGE | “Picture Show: As Seen Through My Eyes,” a solo show by Tunbridge photographer Fred Carty, will be on display at the Tunbridge Public Library on Route 110 in the center of Tunbridge from April 5-May 31. An opening reception will be held Sunday, April 7, from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited. (Provided) Advance discounted tickets can be ordered by calling the Chandler Box office weekdays between 3-6 p.m. Chandler’s Upper Gallery is wheelchair accessible.



FINEST FADO | One of Portugal’s finest interpreters of fado, vocalist Ana Moura, whose fans include Prince and The Rolling Stones, will perform with a five-piece ensemble that includes the 12-string Portuguese guitar, Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m., at the Hopkins Center in Hanover, N.H. Ticket info: 603-646-2422 or hop. dartmouth.edu. (Provided) FINEST FADO | One of Portugal’s finest interpreters of fado, vocalist Ana Moura, whose fans include Prince and The Rolling Stones, will perform with a five-piece ensemble that includes the 12-string Portuguese guitar, Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m., at the Hopkins Center in Hanover, N.H. Ticket info: 603-646-2422 or hop. dartmouth.edu. (Provided)

ONSTAGE AT LNT | Lost Nation Theater will present “Piecework: When We Were French,” written and performed by comedian and actor Abby Paige, exploring the culture and heritage of French Canadians in Vermont, March 28–30 at 7:30 p.m., plus Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m. at the City Hall Arts Center on Main Street in Montpelier. For ticket information, call 802-229-0492. (Provided) ONSTAGE AT LNT | Lost Nation Theater will present “Piecework: When We Were French,” written and performed by comedian and actor Abby Paige, exploring the culture and heritage of French Canadians in Vermont, March 28–30 at 7:30 p.m., plus Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m. at the City Hall Arts Center on Main Street in Montpelier. For ticket information, call 802-229-0492. (Provided)

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