Bluegrass Gospel Project alums Taylor Armerding, Andy Greene,
and Kirk Lord have come together to present original, time-honored, and contemporary Americana music to venues throughout New England.
Showcasing compelling, intricately braided vocals, richly textured instrumental work, and solid, innovative rhythm, the three band members bring decades of performing experience to the stage. Through their many years of musical collaboration, they speak soulfully with one voice.
Taylor Amerding . A founding member of the Boston-based progressive bluegrass band NorthernLights. In 2001, Taylor joined the beloved Vermont ensemble The Bluegrass Gospel Project, which delivered a diverse selection of sacred and secular material to audiences throughout New England until early 2017. Taylor also toured extensively with folk legend Jonathan Edwards, and since 2010 has been a member, along with his son, singer-songwriter Jake Armerding, of the acoustic supergroup Barnstar!
ANDY GREENE is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and one of Vermont's most versatile acoustic musicians. During the 1980s, he performed with the acoustic group Up the Creek followed by a stint with the bluegrass band Breakaway until the year 2000.
Andy was a member of The Bluegrass Gospel Project from 2001 until 2005, and in 2009 he formed The Modern Grass Quintet. The MGQ performed in Vermont and New York, recorded two CDs, and remained active on the festival circuit through 2015. In the fall of 2016, Andy was enlisted to play the banjo with Northern Flyer. He also teaches music and facilitates studio production.
KIRK LORD is a sought-after bassist and a well-respected member of the New England bluegrass community. His early years as a rock 'n' roll and R&B musician from the 1980s to the early 2000s. In 2008, Kirk became the bassist for The Bluegrass Gospel Project and a year later he helped form The Modern Grass Quintet. By 2016, he added to his list of credits membership in Northern Flyer.
Along with his extensive background as a bluegrass bassist, Kirk has shared the stage with numerous New England folk and Americana musicians, including Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey. In addition to performing, he is an experienced stage and studio tech.
Find out more at https://revenantsband.com
Kyle Woolard performing in Berlin, Germany
Glorious Leader is the
solo project of American musician, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Woolard. Written and recorded in his home in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the music is an attempt at
uncompromising honesty. It is a quest for simplicity. It is a celebration of humanity, of the far north, of the infinite shades between joy and sorrow, of wood stoves and
whiteouts. The music is a reflection of the Northeast Kingdom — an aural representation of its slender dirt roads, sparkling lakes, peeling wooden farmsteads, maple sugaring
houses, cold wilderness, warm people, and 6 to 8 months of snowfall.
Originally conceived as a collection of quiet acoustic songs, somewhere along the way it exploded into much more. Woolard’s arrangements grew to include strings, glockenspiels, his grandfather’s 1930s ukelele, synthesizers, and layers of vocal harmonies. At the core of the music is his trademark fingerpicking, however — a sound born from his childhood in the Appalachian mountains as well as his years spent making music in Iceland and Europe.
Woolard is also the leader of orchestral post-rock band The Anatomy of Frank, which seeks to record an album for and on every continent. He has toured over 2 dozen times in Europe and North America and has released 3 full-length albums. His debut EP as Glorious Leader will be released on January 14, 2020 and will be called 'My Kingdom.'
“…an astonishing breath of fresh air within today’s global folk and indie scene.” - The Vinyl District
“[Makes] music like no one else in the world.” - Impose Magazine
- Glorious Leader's first single, 'Borderline.'
The Michael Hahn Trio will perform a diverse variety of acoustic music at the Music Box, including songs by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Kenny Chesney and many other country, folk and blues artists, as well as several original songs. Michael Hahn will be joined by Sid Gulick, a retired nuclear physicist from McGill University, on guitar and vocal; and John Pheiffer, who earned a performance degree in cello from Cleveland. Michael Hahn grew up in the house where his father was born in Bradford, Vermont. Michael majored in Arranging and Composition at the Berklee College of Music, then performed for decades with popular dance bands, including Hornbeam; Don’t Call Betty; Hoochie Lombardo; Whetstone and Ten Mile Shuffle Band. Michael lives with his wife and their spaniel in a log home he built in Barton, Vermont.
In addition to his musical endeavors, Michael T. Hahn is the author of 5 books, hundreds of magazine and newspaper columns, and hundreds of songs. His awards include: a Special Merit Award from the Vermont Book Publisher’s Association; The Vermont Top Ten Great Books List by Ginger Lee; The Outdoor Magazine Overall Excellence In A Column Award; and Finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition.