Vermont Political Revolution Party

Rights & Democracy Presents

Vermont Political Revolution Party

Dwight & Nicole, Myra Flynn, Craig Mitchell, Julie Winn, Chad Hollister, The Wee Folkestra, Radio Underground

Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:15 pm

Higher Ground Ballroom

$20 advance | $25 day of show

This event is all ages

Vermont Political Revolution Party
Vermont Political Revolution Party
This election season, Senator Bernie Sander’s campaign has sparked a political revolution to take back our democracy. Across the country, the Senator’s candidacy has engaged millions of Americans in the electoral process and, more importantly, galvanized them to demand economic, social, and environmental policy that supports healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities.

Regardless of the outcome of the election, this historic, people-powered movement must continue to grow and work for change at the local, state, and national level. For example, right here in Vermont, we have the opportunity to elect legislative leaders who will represent and serve working Vermonters not just private, corporate interests and the wealthy. By bringing progressive voices into our State House, we can foment our own political revolution.

Please join Rights and Democracy as we introduce the Vermont Political Revolution Fund and announce the progressive candidates we will be supporting throughout the state. Ticket proceeds will go to the Vermont Political Revolution Fund.

Rights & Democracy is a grassroots member organization in Vermont and New Hampshire working to build a real democracy and advance economic, racial and gender equity, as well as climate justice. Learn more at
Dwight & Nicole
Dwight & Nicole
Dwight & Nicole's unique sound is an inspiring mashup of folk, blues, pop, jazz, gospel and reggae, yet can't be categorized easily, and that's fine.

Dwight & Nicole's performances have inspired comparisons to some of the greats, but it's their fresh blend of spirited blues, rock and gospel that is propelling them to make their own mark on the music world.
Myra Flynn
Myra Flynn
Singer/songwriter Myra Flynn spends her career embracing dichotomy. Half Irish and half African American, her original indie/soul/folk songs blend soulful vocals with a lyrical delivery that doesn't let one get too comfortable. As the New England Deli Magazine puts it, "Her vocal influences have as much in common with Ani Difranco and Shawn Colvin as they do with Rihanna and Jill Scott."

Flynn spent her Vermont childhood clad in leopard print and platform shoes, singing and dancing atop anything that looked remotely like a stage. These days, not much has changed. She has since shared literal stages with: Ivan Neville, Alexa Ray Joel, Slick Rick, Anais Mitchell, Gregory Douglass and Lee "Scratch" Perry.
Craig Mitchell
Julie Winn
Julie Winn's music has been described as clever, emotional, and deep. Drawing on her experiences in politics, social work, activism, and community service, Julie writes insightful lyrics and sings with sincerity and soul. Influenced by musicians of the 1960's including Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Joan Baez, and Bob Marley, Julie's music echoes the continued struggles for social and economic justice. Her music is simple, soulful, and to the point and will leave listeners wanting to hear more. Julie is also the lead singer of the trip-hop band, Coba Stella.
Chad Hollister
Chad Hollister
The Chad Hollister Band sounds like no other rock band you have heard. The music is a blend of Chad's unique melodies, grooves, lyrics, and beats. Originally a drummer Chad moved into the guitar seat about ten years ago. His infectious rhythm on guitar makes for a unique peformance....a drum solo on a guitar...something you'll definitely go home talking about. The music could be described like any of the great bands the band has opened for or performed with such as Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Blues Traveler, Phish, Giovanni Hidalgo, Little Feat, The Samples, Eddie Money, Violent Femmes, Pat McGee Band, Merl Saunders, Acoustic Junction and the list goes on. Yet people have also compared his music to John Mayer, Dave Mathews and David'll have to check it out and decide for yourself.

Chad combines his love for life and appreciation for Mother Earth into his music and lyrics. He helped to raise awareness of Global Warming by headling the One Earth One Climate Day in the Boston Commons in April 2007. He co-wrote the theme song of the day "One World Free" with bandmate Aaron Flinn and the children of Park School. He recently released his self titled CD in Montpelier VT at the "Growing Local Fest". This fest was dedicated to raising money for "a garden in every Washington County School by 2012". Chad is also involved with the Crohns, Colitis Foundation of America leading song writing workshops at Camp Oasis each summer.
The Wee Folkestra
The 8-piece Burlington, Vermont musical collective is known for playing its own unique arrangements of classic and sometimes obscure cover songs. Expect four-part vocal harmonies, soaring ethereal musical saw, blissful guitar solos and properly picked mandolin on any given night. The band's repertoire features songs ranging from Michael Jackson to Tom Waits, Selena Gomez to the Eurythmics, and Ween to Bruce Springsteen. Seven Days Magazine describes the band as “Burlington’s all-star indie-folk collective.”

About The Wee Folkestra

Joe Adler had the idea to put together The Wee Folkestra in January of 2011 as an excuse to open for Marco Benevento & Dave Dreiwitz in style at the now shuttered Parima Nightclub in downtown Burlington. Adler got the gig as a solo spot, and his desire to impress piano madman Benevento led him to ask local songwriter Aya Inoue to help him assemble a local supergroup to get the job done in proper form. They showed up to the gig with a mammoth 10 piece, well rehearsed, folk rock powerhouse, accomplishing Adler's goal with ease. What had originnaly started as a one off project felt just too good to let go of, so the band decided together to continue on.

Over the years, and various lineup changes, The Wee Folkestra has performed locally at some of it's hometown staples including Nectars, Higher Ground, ArtsRiot & the beloved Radio Bean. They have opened for Gogol Bordello to an overflowing City Hall Park at a secret show, and had Dave Dreiwitz, famous for his bass slaying in Ween, sit in for a sultry lounge version of Baby Bitch (from Ween's landmark Chocolate And Cheese album). After a live video was posted of the WeeFolk performing Josh Ritter’s Roll On, Ritter took notice and re-tweeted the YouTube link to his followers.

The group is made up of founding members Eric "Regal Segal" Segalstad on mandolin & lead guitar, vocalist Samara "Sings Like A Bird" Lark, Aya Inoue on vocals & acoustic guitar, the masterful musical saw maestro Johnnie Day, and Joe Adler on vocals and guitar . The original members are joined by long standing WeeFolk bassist Eric "Van" Daniels, and newcomers Jackie Buttolph, on vocals, and drummer Houston Illo. Of note: last year the band celebrated the marriage of it's own Aya and Eric S, who got to know each other playing in the WeeFolk.

You might’ve heard various members of the band play in other local bands such as Leatherbound Books, Silver Bridget, The Rangers of Danger, the Amida Bourbon Project, Wave of the Future, and dripline.

Some veterans of the band include Zack Dupont, Pat Ormiston and Matt Deluca of Japhy Ryder, Matt Harpster, Greg Alexander, Andrew Bedard, Jeremy Hammond, Brett Hughes, Matt Schrag, Karen Smith, Jake Gold, Harrison Shulman, Tyler George Minetti, Steve Sharron, and Cody Sargent.
Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403