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Sage Hatfield - LFTU & Toussaint St. Negritude

The Live from the Underground (LFTU) performance series continues this Thursday, September 8th at 7pm with singer/song-writer Sage Hatfield from Putney, VT, at The Underground - Listening Room located at 24 Pleasant St. in downtown Randolph.

Much like his music, Sage is gentle, kind, and thoughtful. He crafts his brand of ‘bedroom-pop’ from his ideas, experiences, and the world around him. Authenticity is apparent throughout the entirety of his work; whether the input prompts feelings of gratitude, longing, or bliss – the output is uniquely and genuinely Sage.

The first hour of Thursday’s ticketed show will be live-streamed on The Underground - Listening Room page on Facebook and broadcast on local radio station WCVR (Central Vermont radio) from 7-8pm. Both sets will be for live patrons in house and on Bandcamp, 7-9pm.

Get your tickets for Thursday's performance here:

Friday night, September 9th at 8pm, Toussaint St. Negritude from the North East Kingdom, will take the stage at The Underground and perform poetry and music. Afrofuturist / Oro-shamanic poet and bass clarinetist Toussaint St. Negritude dually conjures the lyric timbre of both his horn and verse, creating his own collaborative ceremony of empathic wonders. Black, queer, artist, mountaineer, devout congregant of the wilderness, Toussaint St. Negritude honors his multiplicity of freedoms quite seriously. Perennially informed by the pan-cosmic realms of philosophic discovery and the corresponding spirituality evoked by the surrounding Green Mountains of Vermont, his works are inherently intoned by both the liberation and the expansion of the African Diaspora. Self-taught on the bass clarinet, poet, hat maker extraordinaire, Toussaint St. Negritude blends the unique dual performance of his poetry and reeds, by interspersing his words with the compositions of his bass clarinet. Performing throughout the region, along with the intuitively sensorial bassist Gahlord Dewald, Toussaint St. Negritude leads the jazz duo Jaguar Stereo, powerfully evoking the free-form dialogue of worlds far beyond the pale. Much as one might describe his horn, Pulitzer Prize Winner poet Gwendolyn Brooks described his poetry as “Full of Sweet Sounds and Surprises.

Get your tickets for Friday night's performance here:

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