Featured Summer Session Bands
A fresh singer-songwriter with big dreams and an ever-expanding fan base, artist Jamie Kent’s future as a performer looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern rock artists like Ray Lamontagne and Kings of Leon as well as paying tribute to classic greats like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, Kent’s perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good. Since the release of his debut LP in 2011, the singer-songwriter has been collaborating with his band, Jamie Kent & The Options, to cultivate a sound with a strong rock and Americana influence.
Kent has no fear of hard work, playing over 200 shows a year including tours with Huey Lewis & The News, The Wood Brothers, Marc Broussard, Ellis Paul, and multiple showcases at the South By Southwest Music Festival.
Smoke of the Country
- June 13th
The Smoke of the Country was born out of a long collaboration between Matt Saraca and John Townsend. The two met in Burlington, Vermont in the early part of the 21st Century, and have been plugging away since. In the winter of 2013, they solidified their act and took on Taylor Johnson and Jim Pergolizzi to round out their sound.
Tallgrass Getdown is a Folkalicious fellowship based out of Johnson, VT. Core members John Freeburn, Dave Langevin, and Django Koenig collaborate with a rotating cast of some of the regions most talented players to create a sound based in roots music with a modern groove and unique swing. Their live shows flow between raucous, upbeat, and melodic original tunes with an eclectic mix of reworked covers to keep you stompin and howlin all night!
“Josh Panda opens his mouth and it makes you say “what the f*#%!!!!” He’s a powerhouse of a singer and a front man with a unique sensibility and a laid back vibe. Old school but hip as hell.” – the Infamous Stringdusters
His passionate stage presence and gospel-trained voice have led him to be a part of a vast array of performances. He currently resides in Burlington, VT and performs internationally as a solo artist and with his backing band, the Hot Damned.