BENNINGTON >> The Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) welcomes Los Angeles musicians, The Wild Reeds and opener Will Mosheim and Friends on Saturday, April 16 to the Masonic Hall at 504 Main Street in Bennington. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show begins at 8 p.m.
The Wild Reeds can be defined by one word: Harmony. However, the music is nearly indefinable. The sound from this Los Angeles based band fronted by Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe and Sharon Silva dips in and out of multiple genres - some etherial folk, a hint of country twang and some rock and roll rhythm (from Nick Jones and Nick Phakpiseth), but it all comes back to the root of this band's power: the fact that Lee, Howe and Silva harmonize like triplets separated at birth. In the past year, the Los Angeles based band supported such acts as Noah Gundersen, Langhorne Slim, Della Mae, Spirit Family Reunion and Israel Nash and they've made appearances at Way Over Yonder Festival, Outside Lands, Echo Park Rising, Claremont Folk Festival, and Lightning in a Bottle.
Opening for the Wild Reeds, William Seeders Mosheim is a luthier by trade who works under the name Seeders Instruments, making custom handmade banjos and guitars as well as performing skilled repairs of various stringed instruments and restorations of all kinds. He has been dedicated musician since the age of 11 who previously played banjo in Vermont based Bluegrass/Americana band Gold Town, a VAE favorite. Tickets to this concert are $18 ($10 for students with valid ID) through Brown Paper Tickets, the first and only fair-trade ticketing company, at brownpapertickets.com or vtartxchange.
Follow the current season on the Vermont Arts Exchange Facebook page. Up next: Saturday, April 30th, Mike + Ruthy with opener duo Will Mosheim and Carling Berkhout – Mike + Ruthy play with jubilation – as exciting and powerful as any quintet out there.
The Masonic Hall is a handicapped-accessible facility. Call for specific needs. For more information about Vermont Arts Exchange contact us at 802-442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org.