homegrown and hot: The Avant Gardeners are fiddler
& vocalist Laura Light, George Paul
on piano and accordion, piano-genius Dave Wiesler and
Roger Gold trading off on guitars. Their
tunes are eclectic, original and rootsy American hybrid variety.
The first half of the program will be a concert – the second
half will be a contra dance! Hall is air conditioned and refreshments
will be available.
As a contra dance band, they can't be categorized in any other way but
outrageously fun. You can get legally high off this brand of homegrown…
Connoisseurs of homegrown hybrid folk music will definitely want to
check out this fresh batch of songs and tunes the feature the writing
of all three Gardeners. This group is a non-standard variety, mixing
years of misspent youth rock and rolling with endless jams at fiddle
festivals, swinging jazz with tinges of klezmer and Irish reels, and
classical strains amongst folk melodies.