2024 MEETING HOUSE MUSIC
The Meeting House on the Green
53 School Street
East Fairfield, Vermont 05448
Show time is 5 p.m. and will be held outdoors on the terrace, weather permitting. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a perfect late spring evening on our classic New England Village Green.
Admission still just $10. Kids under 12 free.
Lite dinner fare & desserts available for sale or BYO.
& The Kate Brook Romp
SATURDAY, June 8, 5 p.m.
The Kate Brook Romp is a band of river otters or a band of Northern Vermont musicians with a passion for bluegrass, acoustic blues and Americana folk of all kinds. Christine Malcolm sings lead vocals, strums rhythm guitar and writes the songs. Fran Forim (Beg,Steal or Borrow) is on upright bass and high harmony
vocals. Rudy Dauth (Chad Hollister Band) offers his skills as lead guitarist and backing vocals. Hank Clark (Ida Mae Specker Band) is on mandolin and bass harmonies. These bandmates, each with unique and rich backgrounds in the Vermont music scene, come together with a genuine appreciation for many styles of music from jams to traditional bluegrass, country to jazz, folk to blues. The music they create is steeped in years of friendship, maintaining comfortable harmonies alongside adventurous instrumentals, with the ladies laying down solid rhythm and the gentlemen crafting skillful acoustic leads.
Christine’s song writing, influenced by the land around her and her meanderings into different musical styles, is underlined by a deeply personal and feminine perspective. Covers include music by current country and Americana artists such as Tyler Childers, Ashely McBride and Matt Heckler, along with classics by artists as varied as the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and the Grateful Dead to The Stanley Brothers and Tony Rice. The Kate Brook Romp takes their name from the otters of Wolcott Vermont and it’s in that spirit of playfulness that they invite you to join them for a listen or a dance in some down homey musical fun: Sometimes tender, sometimes rowdy, always from the heart.