MANCHESTER - The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series will feature Gold Town on Tuesday July 16th from 6- 8 p.m.

Gold Town started to take shape when singer Andrew Stearns and banjoist William Mosheim were given a weekly gig in Southern Vermont. The two close friends found themselves drawn in by the melodic simplicity and deep tradition of old-time and bluegrass music. The Barn in Pawlet served as the ultimate link to the band's formation, as bassist Josh Loun began to sit in on upright bass.

Frequent collaborators and friends, Johnny Davis and Jeremy Sicily, both made a strong contribution to the band's early years, and now Mike Wheeler has joined the group on resonator and harmonies. Drawing inspiration from the energy of punk, fiddle music, and old-time ballads, Gold Town like to stir up a footstompin' program with a sound that has become Vermont's own Mountain Thrash for the Weary Heart. Visit their website at http://www.goldtownmusic.com/site/about/

Berkshire Bank, "America's Most Exciting Bank," is the sponsor of the Concert series again this year! The Town of Manchester, Orvis and Long Trail School are all supporting sponsors this year! Concerts are free and open to the public. The New Park House at the Rec will be used as the back-up venue for the concerts, just in case it rains.

Plan on bringing a chair, and come out and enjoy great music!

For more information, call the Chamber at 362-6313.


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