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Snake Mountain Bluegrass and The Connor Family to Play THT, 9/12

Snake Mountain Bluegrass and The Connor Family to Play THT, 9/12

Bluegrass is the ultimate good-time music. A good time will be had in Middlebury on Friday, September 12, when Snake Mountain Bluegrass, with special guests The Connor Family, play their annual gig at Town Hall Theater.

Middlebury College teacher Gregg Humphrey and Middlebury construction company owner Mike Connor formed Snake Mountain Bluegrass about twenty-five years ago. At the time, both Gregg (guitar and vocals) and Mike (banjo and vocals) were living near Snake Mountain and someone asked them
what style of bluegrass they played. "Snake Mountain Bluegrass" was their immediate response and the name has been theirs ever since. They are joined in the band by Earle Provin (mandolin and resophonic guitar), Randy Kirby (bass), and Chris Prickett (fiddle).

In recent years the band has joined forces with Mike's relatives, the Connor Family of Orwell, VT, which features the amazing trio of Monica, Katie and Megan. Raised and home-schooled on a local farm, they started to play instruments and sing under the influence of their uncle. "I love the sound they make," says THT executive director Douglas Anderson. "It's a very authentic bluegrass sound. And they're terrific musicians as well." Their 11-year old brother Joseph also sings bluegrass songs and has lately been sitting in with the group. When they all get together on-stage, these nine musicians make a big, joyful sound.

Snake Mountain Bluegrass and the Connor Family come to Town Hall Theater on Friday, September 12, at 8 pm. Tickets are $17 general, $10 students, and may be purchased at www.townhalltheater.org, 802 382-9222, at the THT Box Office (Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm) and at the door, if available.


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