Honky Tonk! McCaffrey & Rooney with Danny Coane & Dave Rowell
“McCaffrey and Rooney Present” are happy to welcome back Danny Coane & Dave Rowell – with Jim Rooney on guitar/vocals, Colin McCaffrey on electric lead guitar/fiddle/vocals; Danny Coane on acoustic rhythm guitar/vocals and Dave Rowell on electric bass/vocals. The evening features vintage, classic country, bluegrass,
rockabilly and western swing.
Doors open at 6:30.
Children under 12 – free admittance.
Colin, Danny & Dave are all native Vermonters, long-time friends and musical colleagues possessing many years of professional experience performing in various groups. They first got together as a casual, informal trio in 2017 and quickly discovered their ability to deliver the goods off-the-cuff. Jim Rooney is a perfect fit to “round out” this fine quartet!
Brocklebank Beer will be available.
Brattleboro native COLIN McCAFFREY has a huge musical resume going back to being a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, then performing with many regional artists, including the Stone Cold Roosters, the Clayfoot Strutters, Patti Casey, Jim Rooney and many more. Colin is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, award-winning songwriter, recording engineer and record producer.
JIM ROONEY knows how to bring folks together, he has a deep love of gathering us all around some very fine musicians. And he will regale the audience with his entertaining stories of the road, and his own wonderful interpretations of the excellent old-time traditional and country repertoire of music. He is a Grammy winning producer. Jim Rooney is best known for his work with Nanci Griffith, John Prine, Iris DeMent, and Hal Ketchum, to name a few. For over 50 years Jim partnered with the legendary banjo player Bill Keith,
recording several landmark recordings together.
Montpelier native DANNY COANE first started playing professionally with his high school rock band, The Jesters (1963-65), followed by being a member of such groups as Crossroads, The Slant Six Revue, the famous Throbulators, the Chrome Cowboys, the WDEV Radio Rangers and his longest-running and highly recognized band, The Starline Rhythm Boys. Danny has also played banjo in former bluegrass bands (Pine Island and Breakaway) and currently works with The VT Bluegrass Pioneers.
East Craftsbury native DAVE ROWELL is from a well-known and recognized generations-old farm family who were early settlers of Craftsbury/Albany and, also, a family with a lot of musical talent. Besides co-owning a major real estate agency, being an ad salesman for WDEV/WLVB and an auctioneer, he has been involved as a bass player and singer for years in several well known bands which include The WDEV Radio Rangers, The Craftsbury Vibrations and Rick and the Ramblers.