Folk, punk rock, blues, jazz on tap at The Buttonwood Tree in April

Their repertoires range from folk and punk rock to blues and jazz. Charlie Diamond, the Giosa Brothers, Kris Allen and Noah Baerman will perform at 605 Main St. starting next weekend.

Diamond, who will appear April 16 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., plays a “unique” blend of folk revival with a bit of punk rock “edge,” according to a press release.

He drives all over New England for shows. “From the tip of Vermont to the shores of Rhode Island; from the Catskill Mountains to the Berkshires to the Hudson River Valley, he just hops in his truck with his dog and hits the road,” the site said.


Diamond has performed in farms, barns, wagon rides, boats, cemeteries, cafes, ice cream parlors, art spaces, trees, rivers, diners and diners. “You name it and he played it,” the press release said.

Tickets are $15.

The Giosa Brothers, starring Frank Varela and Rudi Weeks, will appear April 23 from 8-10 p.m.

Morgan Giosa is a blues guitarist and visual artist from Windsor. From an early age, he was raised around music and the arts, Buttonwood said in the statement. “Many of Morgan’s friends and peers are concert musicians. As such, Morgan naturally discovered his own passion for blues guitar and the visual arts through this frequent exposure to creativity.

Alex Giosa is a drummer/percussionist, also from Windsor, and backup drummer for the Broadway show, “Hamilton: An American Musical.” Additionally, he performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., playing drums for Center Stages’ production of “In The Heights,” according to the release.

Varela attended the Berklee School of Music and is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter.

Weeks has been a professional musician and music teacher for over 45 years. He played with ’60s ‘greats’ such as The Contours, The Crests and Ronnie Spector, as well as folk and bluegrass legends Tom Paxton and Tony Trischka.

Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 the day of the show and $10 for students.

Allen and Baerman will celebrate Duke Ellington’s birthday at their concert on April 29, from 8-10 p.m.

Allen is an American saxophonist, composer, educator and entertainer. His latest release, “Beloved”, is his second album for the Truth Revolution Recording Collective.

Together with his band, Allen draws on the musical languages ​​not only of his mentor Jackie McLean, but also of Young, Parker, Mingus, Ellington, Powell, Rollins, Coltrane, Coleman and Kirkland to create a “unique” sonic narrative. , said the Buttonwood.

Jazz pianist and composer Baerman’s tenacity and his forward-thinking yet moving music have made him an inspirational figure to a growing legion of admirers.

“More than 10 years after nearly quitting the piano due to his struggles with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, an incurable connective tissue disorder he was born with, the artist is playing and composing with more authority. than ever,” the statement read.

These challenges and his experiences as an adoptive parent “deepened his already fierce commitment to ‘message music’, as evidenced by his powerful 2014 release ‘Ripples’ and his position as Founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit with purpose. nonprofit Resonant Motion,” the venue said. .

Tickets are $20.

For more information, visit buttonwood.org or call 860-347-4957.

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