2022 Summer Concert Series
The Meeting House on the Green
53 School Street
East Fairfield, Vermont 05448
This show will be outdoors*, beginning at 5 p.m. You're welcome to call for last minute information or updates: 802-827-3275
* (Indoors if it's raining or just too cold.)
$10 per person.
Lite dinner fare and desserts will be available for sale , or BYO.
Annie & The Hedonists
Saturday, October 8
*** 5 PM ***
Annie and the Hedonists can be found all
over upstate New York and New England
sharing their brand of upbeat American
music at civic concerts and in schools. They are consummate performers who enjoy teaching as they entertain. They play early jazz and blues with a focus on the female performers of the era that Annie Rosen captures so well. Several of the guys are also fine vocalists.
Their commitment to giving the audience an education as well as a good time extends to the liner notes on their sixth album, Bring It On Home, which explain the origins of each song. The album includes 12 tracks, with three originals. Two of these pull on a 40s blues vein, the last, “Long Distance Call”, is just a timeless soulful tune. They also rework “The Panic Is On” from 1931 to reflect the various panics of our time.
Of jazz interest, they play “Do Do Something” in a nod to Helen Kane, “Prescription For The Blues” as performed by Clara Smith, and “Too Busy” from Louis Armstrong’s Hot Four with the unappreciated Lillie Delk Christian. A guest cornet and trombone also join the group’s reedman on several tracks. African American vocal groups are done justice on several tracks including the Prisonaires “Rolling Stone”, Cats and the Fiddle’s “I Miss You So”, and the rhythm and blues “Fee Fee Fi Fo Fum.” The album ends with a swaying waltz, 1951’s “Under Paris Skies”. The result is a fun, varied, and professional album from a group that has learned to please a crowd over the last 20 years.
~ Joe Bebco, Associate Editor of The Syncopated
Times & Webmaster of SyncopatedTimes.com.
May 21, 2019. Reviewing: Bring it on Home