We’ve got two shows again this week at The Underground! Thursday night we have Fern Maddie from Central Vermont playing experimental folk music as part of our Live from The Underground series, starting at 7pm.
Fern Maddie is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and experimental folk artist based in Central Vermont (N’Dakinna). Her debut EP, North Branch River, was named one of the 10 best Vermont records of 2020 by Seven Days. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, her debut album, Ghost Story, was released in 2022, and was named The Guardian's Folk Album of the Month in July 2022, gaining a five-star review.
Blending driving, trancey instrumentals with crisp vocals and the simple lyrical rhythms of old folk songs, Fern’s unique sound is the child of many influences: Old-Time string band music, the revivalist balladeers of the 60s and 70s, dark country, experimental folk-rock, and the modern trad renaissance(s). Her sensibilities have been compared to the music of June Tabor, Kate Rusby, Sharon Van Etten, and Joni Mitchell.
Fern's first two records were co-produced with Colin McCaffrey, a Central Vermont legend, who contributes exceptional musicianship and a traditional, pared- down aesthetic to the work.
Doors at 6:30, Show starts at 7pm!
Friday night at 8pm we have Bishop LaVey making a comeback with Amanda Ukasick!
Emerging from the old Vermont folk scene, Bishop LaVey paves his own road with roots based in punk and metal. Self proclaimed Doom Folk singer songwriter, guides listeners through twisted tales of Armageddon, famine and personal Dilemma. His punk- influenced ground and pound guitar rhythms and “horned” vocals set him apart from the rest of the New Englander Folk pack.
Central Vermont's Amanda Ukasick brings to the stage an array of original folk-punk tunes influenced by the sounds and experiences of traveling the USA, "busking" on the curb, hitchhiking, and roadtripping. Seven Day's music review of fellow musician Angus Davis' new ADAD album says Amanda's duet with Davis "...sounds like a more powerful version of Burlington soul chanteuse Kat Wright." Ukasick has released one EP of original music dating back to 2014, and is actively working on a full length album to be released later this year.
Doors at 7:30pm, Show starts at 8:00pm
Get your tickets for all show at: https://solo.to/theundergroundvt