HigherGround Music
Gregory Douglass Band

104.7 The Point welcomes a Seated Show

Gregory Douglass Band

Ricochet Duo, Cricket Blue

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Showcase Lounge

South Burlington, VT

$10 advance | $13 day of show

Tickets at the Door

Gregory Douglass Band
Gregory Douglass Band
Gregory Douglass' evocative, alternative sound blends "Rufus Wainwright´s opulent musicality and Justin Timberlake´s accessible soulfulness," according to OUT Magazine. A Vermont native and Los Angeles transplant, Douglass has been coined "One of New England's best-kept secrets," by NPR’s Morning Edition and has shared the stage with the likes of Jason Mraz, Regina Spektor, They Might Be Giants, Shawn Colvin, and The Weepies to name a few.

Douglass has paved his own way to his successful independent career having released nine studio albums and several singles and EPs, and is one of the top independent artists on Pandora radio today. Douglass has sold 100,000+ songs digitally on his own, his videos have amounted to nearly one million views on YouTube alone, and his music videos have charted numerous times on MTV Network's LOGO TV. Douglass’ work ethic becomes apparent based on these factors alone, not to mention the passion and finesse he puts into his live performances and his recorded works.

In addition to his on-stage collaborations, Douglass has recorded with fellow Vermonters Grace Potter and Anaïs Mitchell among others. His newest project, My Hero, The Enemy, is his most prolific work to date with writing born after the emotional collapse of 15 years as a touring artist. Realizing what he once called a “fierce independence,” Douglass recognized as isolating and self-limiting choices. Amid this epiphany, Douglass found a glimmer of hope in new collaborations and some of his best writing yet to propel his music yet another step further in the world.


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General admission seated show. All available seating is first-come, first-served.
Ricochet Duo
Pianist Rose Chancler and marimbist Jane Boxall joined forces in 2008 as Ricochet Duo. In this ensemble, Chancler and Boxall celebrate music of the 21st century and actively promote music by living composers. The duo has crafted multiple programs, including a full concert by women composers. Their repertoire blends a wide range of music including ragtime, tango, classical, and electro-acoustic. By comparison with other contemporary chamber ensembles, the repertoire available for marimba and piano remains notably sparse. Driven to collaborate with composers and elicit more repertoire, Ricochet Duo was awarded a 2009 New York Women Composer’s grant. They are currently
developing programs and projects with community residency activities for future touring. Additionally, Chancler and Boxall are planning the duo's first commercial recording. Jane Boxall also performs with the Gregory Douglass Band on marimba.
Cricket Blue
Vermont-based folk duo Cricket Blue is inspired by diverse aspects of the American folk tradition: old and current, popular and obscure. Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith write songs marked by close-knit harmonies and words about myth, confusion, love, and the ends of things.

Heaberlin’s and Smith’s sometimes mingled, sometimes markedly contrasting imaginations form the bones of Cricket Blue's sound. Heaberlin’s perceptive lyrical voice elevates everyday mundanities and makes the sublime pocket-sized. Smith threads images and characters into narratives that flicker between enigmatic and nakedly honest. They count songwriters like Jeff Mangum, Joanna Newsom, Laura Marling, and Anaïs Mitchell among their influences, as well as poets and storytellers like Dylan Thomas, Alice Munro, and Angela Carter.

Heaberlin and Smith became friends at Middlebury College, where they studied philosophy and literature. Recently, they've shared the stage with such acts as Darlingside, the Stray Birds, and Antje Duvekot.
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/