The HG All-Star Mosaic, Madaila, Steady Betty

Higher Ground’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

The HG All-Star Mosaic


Steady Betty

Sun, Apr 15, 2018

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

Higher Ground Ballroom

$25 advance | $27 day of show

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

$5 of every ticket goes to Ray Paczkowski (of viperHouse, Soule Monde & Trey Anastasio Band). Please support his recovery!

The HG All-Star Mosaic
Bob Wagner leads Higher Ground's All-Star Mosaic in celebration of the club's 20 years. This super family jam will feature music by The Band, Tom Petty, Vulfpeck, Steely Dan, The Talking Heads, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd and much much more. Expect sit-ins and freaks-outs.

The HG All-Star Mosaic band is:
Bob Wagner (Kat Wright)
Josh Weinstein (Kat Wright)
Brett Lanier (The Barr Brothers)
Tyler Mast (Josh Panda & the Hot Damned)
Steve Hadeka (Josh Panda & the Hot Damned)
Sean Preece (The Welterweights)

With Special Guests: Kat Wright. Ryan Miller (Guster). Mark Daly (Madaila). Lowell Thompson. Matt Hagen MC and more TBA!
Psych pop juggernaut Madaila is upbeat, synth­-heavy, and catchy. Vocal skill and range are immediately apparent. But in the tradition of Prince and more recently Frank Ocean, an ornateness and heaviness expose Madaila's complexity and depth. Tight arrangements and multi-­instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work.

When Madaila is on stage, spontaneous expression and contagious melody coexist. The freakier elements of the band come to the surface as the five-­piece explores the deeper possibilities lying within their concise-recorded material. The band’s improvisational power gives each song the capacity to have its form pushed to the edges of comfort, or uplifting peaks.

Madaila released its debut, “The Dance”, in 2015. The band generated buzz with large hometown shows held on a ferry, in Burlington’s City Hall, and in an aquarium. Madaila has shared the stage with artists such as BØRNS, Mac DeMarco, Grace Potter, Big Gigantic, Delicate Steve, Deer Tick, Matisyahu, Twiddle and Rubblebucket; and played at festivals such as Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, Grand Point North, Waking Windows, Otis Mountain & Burlington Discover Jazz. Madaila is part of Future Fields, an artist­-run label and management group based in Burlington, Vermont that includes Kelly Ravin, Iron Eyes Cody, & The Precepts. Madaila’s sophomore release, "Traces", was released on November 4th, 2016.
Steady Betty
Steady Betty
Steady Betty is a 8-piece "all-star…rocksteady band" (Seven Days). The band pays homage to the classic late-1960s sounds of Jamaica. Rocksteady is a danceable, soulful successor to ska, and the roots of the reggae genre. Steady Betty showcases Vermont-based lady musicians -- Miriam Bernardo (lead vocal), Linda Bassick (guitar, Mellow Yellow), Caroline O'Connor (bass, Vedora), Meghan Waterhouse (alto sax, Brick Drop), Allison Frazier (bari sax, Shakedown), Zoe Harris (alto sax), Margot Van Horne (trumpet), Rachel Capobianco (vocals, drums). When the moons align, Kat Wright (KW & The Indomitable Soul Band) joins us on vocals.

Steady Betty's Vermont shows have drawn dance-happy capacity crowds and enthusiasm from local press: “a stellar group of Vermont musicians rocksteady tunes” (Brent Hallenbeck, Burlington Free Press); “Steady Betty... are quickly rising among the ranks of my favorite local acts” (Dan Bolles, 7Days).
Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403