Artist Profiles

Phil Henry

Saturday 2-3 p.m.

Phil Henry from Rutland, Vermont is the real thing. He crafts contemporary folk songs so rich and sweeping you’ll wish you wrote them yourself. A formally trained musician, he builds strange, beautiful chords and a big acoustic sound. Phil is the winner of songwriter contests at SolarFest and Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival, and has showcased at Falcon Ridge and Kerrville. “Vivid lyrical imagery that captures the imagination” – Seven Days, Burlington, VT

Lara Herscovitch

Saturday 3-4 p.m.

Lara Herscovitch is singer-songwriter-poet-performer gem. As described in The Boston Globe, she brings “a luminous voice and a buoyant stage presence… big-hearted lyrics embrace the sum of life… Herscovitch’s music blows on the embers of a lagging spirit or a dormant creative life.” Lara leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart. Sound Waves Magazine described her music as “expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul.” Acoustic Live in New York City added, “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect... It might seem too good to be true, but true it is.”

Bow Thayer

Saturday 4-5 p.m.

Bow Thayer is an accomplished and prolific songwriter who cultivates influences from the worlds of rock, blues, folk, prog, bluegrass and everything and anything in between to produce music on his signature hybrid six-string that is heartfelt, soulful and uniquely his. American Songwriter Magazine said this “onetime Levon Helm compatriot is the best artist to come from New England in recent years.” Bow made a name for himself in Boston with 7 League Boots, a rock/reggae band that shared the stage with the likes of Fugazi, The Mighty Might Bosstones, and Pearl Jam. Fifteen years ago he made a life-altering decision to leave the city for the Green Mountains of Vermont.  It was there that he explored the Delta blues playing slide guitar for the original Elbow and began a relationship with the banjo—both in the bluegrass group, The Benders, and on his own—that continues to this day. 

Crowes Pasture

Sunday 2-3 p.m.

A roots-infused, Contemporary Folk duo, Crowes Pasture performs original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life. Hailing from Boston, the romantic clawhammer banjo playing by Monique Byrne and expressive guitar picking by Andy Rogovin are enlivened by their personal chemistry and emotionally eloquent vocals. Add to that, their tightly blended vocal harmonies and unique instrumental style that can only be described as a “banjo-guitar romance.”

Alastair Moock

Sunday 3-4 p.m.

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alastair Moock has made a name for himself on the folk and Americana circuit, touring throughout the U.S. and Europe and playing renowned events like the Newport Folk Festival. When Moock’s twins were born in 2006, he turned his focus to children’s music, releasing four award-winning albums for kids and families. In 2017, he returned to his singer-songwriter roots with his first “grownup” album release in ten years. The Boston Globe calls him “one of the town’s best and most adventurous songwriters” and The Washington Post says “every song is a gem.”

KeruBo

Sunday 4-5 p.m,

KeruBo is a performing music artist born in Kendu bay, Kenya. She has been a working musician for more than 20 years. Her diverse musical influences range from traditional African music, to gospel, blues, Afro jazz, and jazz.  She worked as a backing vocalist and dancer for prominent African artists such as Suzanna Owiyo and the late Achieng Abura. These artists played Afro-fusion and KeruBo has toured the world with them. Before relocating to the United States, she was lead singer and manager of her own band Keru-Blues, a jazz-blues fusion band that played venues in Kenya. She now lives in Burlington, Vermont.