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 In historic Burnham Hall in downtown

Lincoln Vermont

Featuring nationally touring and regional performers of note on first Saturdays

 September through May

Doors at 7:00 Music at 7:30

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Saturday October 7th
Caitlin Canty

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Photo Beth Duquette

 We are so happy to welcome Caitlin Canty to our stage!  

We've had memorable concerts with her as part of the Ripton Community Coffee House and we are thrilled to have her with us at Burnham Presents!

Her music carves a line through folk, blues, and country ballads. Her voice was called "casually devastating" by the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR Music describes her songs as having a "haunting urgency." 

Rolling Stone describes her as "Dreamy and daring".

Since the release of her critically-acclaimed Reckless Skyline in 2015, Canty has put thousands of miles on her songs, circling through the U.S. and Europe. She warmed up stages for Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Milk Carton Kids and Josh Ritter. She recorded with longtime collaborators Darlingside and with Down Like Silver, her duo with Peter Bradley Adams. She won the Troubadour songwriting competition at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and her song, “Get Up,” was nominated for Song of the Year in the Folk Alliance International Music Awards.


A native Vermonter who grew up in Proctor, she now makes her home in Nashville. She has just released her fourth studio recording "Quiet Flame".  Produced by Chris Eldridge, Quiet Flame features Sarah Jarosz (mandolin, banjo, vocals), Brittany Haas (fiddle), and Paul Kowert (bass) as the core backing band. Andrew Marlin sings backing vocals, Noam Pikelny and Eldridge guest on a few songs as well. The band recorded live over four days at The Tractor Shed in Nashville with Sean Sullivan engineering and mixing. Eleven original songs include cowrites with Maya de Vitry and Jamey Johnson.

Saturday November 4th
The Ladles

Photo credit Noel Woodford

The Ladles are known for their signature harmonic blend, intricate arrangements and commitment to human connection. Imagine the tight, sisterly harmonies of The Staves meets Madison Cunningham’s songwriting ingenuity. At a Ladles show, you can’t help but feel part of something bigger. Swept up in their ethereal soundscapes, you can easily forget what separates you from the person next to you. Based in NYC and San Francisco, The Ladles are Katie Martucci, Caroline Kuhn, and Lucia Pontoniere.


— American Songwriter


— Amy Helm

I recently saw The Ladles at a concert in Maine. I love their sound and am really looking forward to having them with us!

Saturday December 2nd 
The Vermont Mandolin Trio


The trio of Jamie Masefield, Will Patton and Matt Flinner brings together three of Vermont’s finest mandolinists for a rare evening of bluegrass, jazz and roots music in the unique (and very happy sounding) setting of three mandolins. Joined by journeyman bassist Pat Melvin, the group performs music of Bill Monroe, Django Reinhardt, J.S. Bach, and everything in between, all with the flair of virtuosity and originality.  

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Saturday January 6th
Freeway Clyde


Freeway Clyde is an eletric, omni-genre, seven-piece ensemble creating something fresh — soundtracks for films that have never been made. Together they take poignant folk-rooted themes into a universe of collective improvisation and infinite soundscapes. Vintage synthesizers, electric strings, horns, viola and deep rhythm combine for a timeless sound, from velvet to furious. 
A Tony Award-winning composer and arranger, Michael Chorney is one of Vermont’s most prolific and collaborative artists. After working for years on the score for the Broadway hit, Hadestown (winner of eight Tony Awards in 2019), he longed to develop a collective, ensemble approach to music making. He found it back in Vermont and put together a group of the region's most intuitive players. Freeway Clyde took off. 

“Every moment is urgent and new” – Seven Days

Saturday February 10th 
Marsh Lights

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Marsh Lights plays acoustic folk-grass music with a hyper-literate edge and beautiful execution. Colby and her band-mates have received accolades, including Vermont Vocalist of the Year and Vermont Song of the Year (Tammie Awards, Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus). Stunning past performances by the Bluegrass Gospel Project and PossumHaw have included appearances at premier venues such as Flynn Mainstage and Higher Ground, and have reached thousands of audience members around the Northeast. The group’s strong rapport built over years of performing together makes for a band that can go light and heavy, solemn and joyful, fast and slow.

Colby is joined by her husband, Ryan Crehan, who provides warm harmony vocals and banjo playing that is sometimes plaintive and other times hard-driving. Ryan also draws the audience in as front man for the group.

Also on the stage is Charley Eiseman, long-time friend and musical collaborator. Charley’s equally warm vocals join Colby and Ryan’s for hauntingly sweet three-part harmonies. Charley plays lead acoustic guitar with nuanced blues and jazz inflections. 

Stephen Waud brings amazing mandolin chops to the stage, equally equipped to fire up the crowd or mine tender turns of musical phrase. Stephen previously performed with the Modern Grass Quintet.

Mitch Barron, a long-time essential presence in the Vermont folk music scene, brings his skilled upright bass playing to the stage, along with deep, rich vocal backup.

Marsh Lights formally Possum Haw

Saturday March 2nd
Mile Twelve

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Mile Twelve, Boston’s modern string band, is back in motion. From the first manic downbeat of their virtuosic new record, Close Enough to Hear, you’ll discover a band that is ready to explode from a restless pandemic-induced hiatus. You’ll hear the same warmth and innovation that earned the band IBMA’s 2019 Album of the Year nomination and 2020 New Artist of the Year Award, and that’s gained them an international reputation as one of the most dynamic bands in contemporary acoustic music. Heard as a whole, Close Enough to Hear displays the vast creative potential of the bluegrass quintet — banjo (BB Bowness), mandolin (Korey Brodsky), fiddle (Ella Jordan), acoustic guitar (Evan Murphy) and upright bass (Nate Sabat) — in the hands of world-class musicians.


Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem are Rani Arbo (fiddle, guitar), Andrew Kinsey (bass, banjo, ukulele), Anand Nayak (electric and acoustic guitars) and Scott Kessel (percussion). At the helm, Arbo is “blessed with an unmistakable voice, both light and sultry, with a hint of tremolo and smoke” (Acoustic Guitar). With Kinsey and Nayak’s vibrant baritones and Kessel’s resonant bass, the band’s signature lockstep harmonies can shake the rafters or hush the room. Arbo’s fiddle is sweet and sinewy, while Nayak’s guitar stretches across genre lines. Kinsey’s old- time bass anchors the deep groove of Kessel’s homemade percussion kit — a truly funky collection of cardboard boxes, tin cans, caulk tubes, packing-tape tambourines, bottle-cap rattles, Mongolian jaw harps, and a vinyl suitcase.

If Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem offer to cook at your place, you better open up all the doors, and borrow every table and chair you can, because the whole town should come.~

Folk Alley Magazine


Saturday May 3rd


Photo Dylan Ladds

With Juno and ADISQ nominations, and four Canadian Folk Music Awards, GENTICORUM is one of the leading groups in Quebec's traditional music scene. Pascal Gemme (fiddle) and Yann Falquet (guitar), the two founding members of the trio are also individually recognized for their solid contribution to the traditional music scene. They have been joined since 2015 by multi-instrumentalist and composer Nicholas Williams (flute, accordion); the pleasure these three musicians have in playing and creating together is palpable, both on stage and on record.


In twenty-two years, the trio has carved out a place for itself on the international traditional, folk and Celtic music scene. The group's six albums and four EPs have received critical acclaim in Canada and abroad and have helped them develop a solid career. Known for their energy and stage presence, but also for their refined and precisely executed arrangements, the group has already performed nearly two thousand concerts in twenty countries.


The trio has performed on many renowned stages and has been programmed in several prestigious world/folk festivals, such as Celtic Connections in Scotland, the Tonder Folk Festival in Denmark, the Vijlandi Folk Festival in Estonia, the International Festival of Chihuahua in Mexico, the Independent Music Festival of Alexandria in Egypt, as well as in Malaysia, Israel, and Australia.

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