Old Tinmouth Firehouse
The Sky Blue Boys, long time favorites of the enthusiastic crowds at the Old Firehouse, open the fall season at the Tinmouth Old Firehouse on Friday, Sept. 13. Willy and Dan are Vermont originals. They have revived the tradition of “brothers duets” from the '30s and '40s. Two fellows with a mandolin and a banjo, a musical teamwork built of habit, their voices fused in the special blend produced by kinship. It’s that clean, evocative sound The Sky Blue Boys now recreate for audiences throughout the Northeast… a reminder of things past, and of things constant.
They have built up a large repertoire of wonderful old ballads, parlor songs, heart songs and sacred numbers. Heeding their own musical instincts they have expanded the accompaniment to include a variety of acoustic instruments and added many newer songs. Several of their own compositions are based on happenings in Vermont – such as The Cat is Back, a celebration of the Vermont catamount.
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