ARLINGTON -- The West Mountain Inn in Arlington is hosting three evenings of great local talent performing at the Inn’s intimate living room and tavern setting. The series kicks off this Saturday, March 23 with the Jim Gilmour Band.
Coming up on ten years playing together the band includes Jim Gilmour on guitar and vocals, Ryan Dubois on bass, Paul Carroccio on drums, and Charlie Rockwell on keyboards. Gilmour’s voice brings to mind a cross between Peter Mulvey and David Crosby. Having been a bass player for most of his life, Gilmour’s guitar playing is heavily in the groove. He was winner of the 2002 KRCL Performing Songwriter Showcase Contest, Park City, Utah, producer of the Turn of the Tide Music Series and is the owner of Southview Arts -- a professional recording retreat. Gilmour has spent years enriching the musical culture in and around Middletown Springs, as well as organizing the Solarfest, a well-established summertime songwriters and alternative energy festival. He has worked with artists such as James Mee, John Flynn, Kort & Beth McCumber, Rick Redington, jam band Foxtrot Zulu, and many other local and regional acts including the Celtic band, Wind That Shakes the Barley. His lyrics, sometimes veiled, sometimes chillingly frank are composed from the everyday subjects of life; the temptations of addiction, love and love lost, and the power of connection, all while celebrating the mystery of life.
Saturday night’s performance starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.
For more info on the band see www.jimgilmour.com
Upcoming Local Music Series performers are:
April 6 -- CHRIS KLEEMAN
Chris Kleeman is a master blues singer and song stylist. In 1970, B.B. King produced Chris first album, along with his partner at the time, Malkum Gibson. Vermont’s best-kept blues secret... a virtuoso guitarist and singer... red hot, real and electrifyingly talented.
APRIL 20 -- LAURA MOLINELLI
Laura’s music soulful, fresh and intuitive with stories that invite you in and imagery that stirs the emotions. Her voice is "sweet and rich as it resonates with that plaintive sound of bluegrass singersŠ so when she sings about places far away and unfamiliar you can’t help but long to be there too".