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Outdoor Stage

On Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, enjoy live entertainment at the Outdoor Stage located under the "Big Top" tent adjacent to the Craft Fair and the Food Court.  Performers play 50 minute sets in this oh so casual setting - some of the finest music of the weekend can be found on the Outdoor Stage.  Feel free to sing along, or dance a few steps with your favorite partner.  Many folks say the music and atmosphere here is a gem of the festival.  Seating is rustic using the Sap Bucket and Plank benches, or bring your own favorite lawn chair - many spread a blanket on the hillside overlooking the tent and enjoy the beautiful setting.

The entertainment at the Outdoor Stage is included with the Saturday Day Pass (Saturday Daytime Events), the Saturday All Access Pass (All Saturday events including evening dance and concert) or the Weekend Pass (Access to all events).

Note that all Peacham Acoustic Music Festival Venues are smoke and alcohol free! 
No audio or video recording or flash photography without the express written permission of the performer and Copithorn Productions!

Dogs - dogs are allowed at the festival, but there are some rules that need to be observed:  dogs are welcome at the festival as long as they are controlled by the owners – generally that means on a leash.  They are not allowed inside the venues which include the gym, church, library and Peacham Café – unless they are service dogs.  Dogs are allowed on the grounds – around the Craft Fair and Outdoor Stage.  Owners are expected to clean up after the pets should there be “an accident”.
Time        Performer  Presentation

 11:00 am

Alan Greenleaf

Alan Greenleaf

Singer-songwriter Alan Greenleaf is one of Vermont’s most prolific and beloved songwriters. Robert Resnik considers Alan “the best songwriter in Vermont” 

He is a self taught finger picking guitar player whose songs and lyrics reflect the people and country around him. 

The stories he tells are greatly inspired by his years as a farmer in Northern Vermont. His music draws from many American traditions, including country, Appalachian, Blues and Jazz. 

And of course, he wrote the official song for the Strolling of the Heifers.

 12:00 am

Lloyd & April Wright

Lloyd & April Wright

Lloyd and April Wright have been singing, playing and performing together for over ten years.  Their style spans seamlessly between old time, bluegrass and country gospel.  April primarily plays guitar and Lloyd swaps between banjo, fiddle, dulcimer and mandolin and they both sing, making for quite an eclectic show.  

April grew up singing in the church with her mom, dad and family.  Her dad, a Texas swing fiddler and preacher, and mom played and sang duets throughout the community.  They sang out of the Heavenly Highway Hymn Book and music was a big part of her life growing up.  Lloyd and April draw from what she learned from her upbringing and incorporate it into their own unique sound.  

Lloyd has been playing music for over 20 years.  His family became interested in the Mountain Dulcimer when he was 13.  In their quest to find the roots of its heritage his family traveled to the Mountains of North Carolina.  This opened their eyes to the world of Old Time Music, an old style of music from early America, that even predates bluegrass.  Over the next few years Lloyd picked up the mandolin and banjo.  In 2000 he won the National Mountain Dulcimer competition and at the time was the youngest to ever win it.  In 2007 Lloyd drug the old fiddle out from under his parents bed and started to play it.  

Lloyd And April have been married for 9 years and continue to grow musically.  Their current ventures are a weekly gig at April’s parents farm to table restaurant, where they perform with Lloyds mom and brother and April’s dad.  They have hosted The Old Mill Music Festival on their property for 5 years and it is a hit!  They perform as a duet, with their families, and with a full band called The Sawmill Vagrants.  April and Lloyd are drawn to the old styles of music.  They draw from their own knowledge and experience to create lovely melodies, harmonies and a down right foot stomping time!


Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio

Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio

The dynamic father-son team Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer, banjo, fiddles and vocals pushing the boundaries of the American Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and Old-Time fiddlers in North America, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world. Together, they infuse their own brand of driving, innovative, tasteful and unique interpretations of traditional and original Old-Time tunes and songs with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” 

They will be performing as a trio with bassist Alex Lacquement who locks everything together with his commanding and tasteful choices. Alex is one of the most in-demand and versatile bass players in the Mid-Atlantic. 

2:00  pm

Low Lily 

Low Lily

The string and vocal trio Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.

 3:00 pm

Mean Mary

Mean Mary

Known internationally for lightning-fast fingers, haunting vocals, & intricate story songs, Mary travels the genres of folk-rock, bluegrass, and blues.

Mean Mary (Mary James), a Florida native now based in Nashville, began life as a musical prodigy—could read music before she could read words and co-wrote songs at age five. By age seven she was proficient on the guitar, banjo, & violin, and entertained audiences across the US with her vocal and instrumental skills. Her life has been one long road show interspersed with TV, radio, and film.

To date she plays 11 instruments and is known for her alluring story songs, incredible instrumental speed, & rich voice that can travel from deep emotion to sparkling trills. She is also an award-winning book author, 
and the fun loving star of Nashville TV show, Never-Ending Street.

4:30 pm

Jason Bergman and the Primal Boys

 Jason Bergman and the Primal Boys
Presenting American roots music, blues and bluegrass, the Primal Boys are Russell Seeger, guitar, and Jason Bergman, fiddle, with special guest percussionist Larry Eagle.

Seeger is a talented songwriter and guitarist who’s been around the New York scene the 1970s when he was a member of the Sheiks. He recently released “Live in Peace” on Paradiddle Records, and had appeared on their Bob Dylan and the Kinks tribute albums. As a member of the Last Hombres, Seeger has toured the US, recording the album “Redemption” with drummer Levon Helm. Seeger has also performed with the Kennedys, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, John Hartford and Paul Seibel.

Bergman became a Barnet resident after performing on five continents as half the New York duo Jason ‘n’ Grayson. Here in Vermont he has been a member of Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys, and the Woods Tea Company, as well as recording and performing with Colin McCaffrey, Patti Casey and Patrick Ross to name a few. Bergman is also a member of the Vermont Philharmonic and the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra. He has a thriving presence as a music teacher at the St. Johnsbury Academy and at his studio in Barnet.

Drummer and percussionist, Larry Eagle keeps his musical portfolio diversified. He’s a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions Band (Grammy winner for traditional folk music) and played drums on pop star John Legend’s Grammy nominated second album. The 2013 Andy Statman album Superstring Theory is a quintet record featuring Andy Statman, Jim Whitney, Eagle and special guests Tim O’brien and Michael Cleveland. Eagle had recorded albums with artists as diverse as country\bluegrass superstar Ricky Scaggs and powerful jazz\soul singer Lizz Wright. Eagle has performed on the Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Good Morning America, PBS, the BBC and an ice-breaking Baltic Sea ferry out of Naantali, Finland.