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Northern Roots Presents

Northern Roots presents is an offshoot of the Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival at the Brattleboro Music Center. These periodic concerts are an opportunity to hear a wide variety of traditional musicians and presentations about traditional music throughout the year, typically in the more intimate setting of our Recital Hall – a cross between a Festival session and a house concert!

Loggers’ Songs and Stories with Jeff Warner
Saturday May 8, 2021 7pm online (via Zoom). Concert is free – donations welcome (link provided during event).

Loggers at the turn of the 20th century cut the timber that built and warmed our houses and provided the ties for America’s ever-expanding railroads.  Timber established Portsmouth, Portland and Bangor as important ports, sending lumber around the world.  Folklorist Jeff Warner relates the songs and stories of these men who worked the wintry woods, showing their humor and their grit, and giving us a glimpse into everyday life in long-ago lumber camps.  Through songs and stories of the era, Jeff explores the importance of logging to the history of New England and the country as a whole and the dangers and hardships loggers endured in the wintry north woods.  Join us for an exploration of the history, humanity and humor of 19th and early 20th century woodsmen.

 Register in advance for this meeting: (it only takes a minute or two so you can even do it last minute and join us!)

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Past concerts have included:
    • Brian Conway
    • Len Graham and Brian Ò’hAirt
    • Noctambule (Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor)

BMC Bravo SocietyThe Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help in recent months:
Becky Andrews, Jay Bailey, Tanya Balsley, Karen Becker, Nancy Bell, Mara Berkley, Lisa Bloch, Crager Boardman, Bob Bonneau, Michael Boylen, Jonas Breen, Laura Bryant-Williams, Deb Bunker, Tim Callahan, Rachel Clemente, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Robin Davis, Corey DiMario, Sandra Feusi, Judy Fink, Elizabeth Fisher, Robin Flatley, Donna Francis, Rob Freeberg, Virginia Goodman, Lerna Gottesman, Bill Gottesman, Gary Graff, Lisa Harris, Freddie Hart, Jennelle Harvey, Shelli Harvey, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Jenny Holan, Kate John, Steven John, Jim Johnson, Alyssa Kerr, Bruce Landenberger, Latchis Theatre, Dot MacDonald, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Raquel Moreno, Jill Newton, Kristin Outwater, Ellen Peters, Deb Pierotti, Jon Potter, Sabine Rhyne, Antje Ruppert, Alison Schantz, Sarah May Schultz, Ray Sebold, Liz Simmons, Dalit Sivan, Paul Eric Smith, Alan Stockwell, Travis Stout, Maggie Sullivan, Melissa Trainor, Leslie Turpin, Daniel Valerio, Betsy Williams, Pete Wilson, Amanda Witman, Ellery Witman, Avery Witman, David Woodberry, and Yellow Barn


The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523