Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Josh Brooks to headline coffee house Feb. 2

Vergennes folk rock artist Josh Brooks—in his own words a purveyor of “moody roots rock, ponderable and danceable”—will play Saturday night at the coffee house.

Brooks, whose music can be heard here, performs with drummer Kent Blackmer. Together they last year released an album, The White House Sessions, that marked his return to performing after several years of sabbatical.

“The biggest shift in my musical life ... was meeting Kent Blackmer,” Brooks told the Vermont Guardian last year. “He was dating my mother-in-law when we met, and it wasn’t long before we figured out that we were both musicians. I knew something good was going on when he pulled out a set of drum sticks and a Pampers box and started playing along with some of my new songs and they sounded like they had wanted to sound from the start.”

The concert will start at 7:30 as usual, with an hour-long open-mike set.

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