On Saturday, July 10th at 4pm on the South Royalton Green, Royalton Community Radio and TheUnderground Recording Studio will be presenting an evening of local music and dancing featuring Bow Thayer, the Western Terrestrials, and Ali T. Emceed by radio and livestream host Jamie Gage, the event will celebrate three of the most exciting performers in the region.
“These three acts represent some of the absolute best music coming out of Vermont today,” says Gage, who for 8 years has hosted a local radio show on Royalton Community Radio called “Green Mountain Global”, and who has conducted dozens of interviews for the Live from the Underground performance series in Randolph.
Each of the acts, who live within a ten-mile radius of Royalton, are veteran performers and critically acclaimed – and also prolific in their output in recent years. Bow Thayer, whose discography spans thirty years and some 30 releases, recently put out three albums in the 15 months since Covid began; the Western Terrestrials have also issued 3 albums in their first two years and are finishing a full-length feature film “The Ballad of Ethan Alien” in 2021; and AliT has released two albums of her own in that same time span, as well as several music videos.
“We are so excited to share the stage with Bow and Ali,” says Nick Charyk, lead singer and songwriter for the Western Terrestrials, and the primary organizer for the July 10th event. “We were lucky enough to have Bow Thayer lend his considerable talents to Ballad of Ethan Alien this past year, and AliT has always been a captivating performer, so it’s a gift to be performing with them both.”
“The output of these performers has been incredibly impressive over the last couple years,” adds Gage. “And more significantly, it is all top-notch work that has received kudos from around the Northeast.”
Indeed, the three acts have been lauded heartily throughout musical circles. Performing over 150 shows a year, Ali T. is a two-time finalist for Best Vocalist and Best Pop Artist in the Seven Days readers choice awards.
The Western Terrestrials won Country Album of the Year from the Times Argus last year and have just been tapped to open for Old Crow Medicine Show at Shelburne Museum. And Bow Thayer’s
most recent release – as 1/3 rd of the supergroup Beau Bow de Lune, with Val McCallum and Greg Wells – was touted by Coachella Weekly in May as “sleek and polished as haute couture, but it fits as comfortably as a well-worn jean jacket.”
Sound for the show will be provided by Vincent Freeman of The Underground, and beer will be provided by Upper Pass Beer Company. A $10 suggested donation will be used to compensate the musicians. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed on the town green, so Fido will have to catch the recording after the show.
For more information, go to the event’s Facebook page.