Performers Announced for Plymouth Recovery Benefit Concert At Coolidge Historic Site

Contact: William Jenney
Regional Historic Site Administrator

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. – The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site and the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation will host The Plymouth Recovery Benefit Concert in Plymouth, Vermont on October 15th, 2011 from 12:00PM – 5:00 PM to raise funds for Plymouth residents affected by Irene.

This exceptional concert features nationally and internationally acclaimed Vermont stars in a lively afternoon of folk and blues in historic Plymouth Notch. The concert is free, but a donation to the Plymouth Memory Tree Recovery Fund, which will support Plymouth
residents in need, is much appreciated.

Organized by Jay Ottaway for the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, the benefit concert is generously supported by The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation. The concert will have two stages and be held at the Union Christian Church and the President Calvin Coolidge Museum & Education Center.

For more information, call the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site at 802-672-3773, or visit the website at:

Other highlights: children’s face painting, arts & crafts, and weather permitting a barbecue at the Coolidge Site restaurant, The Wilder House.

Artist Bios:

Bread and Bones. Bread and Bones is an award-winning Vermont-based acoustic trio performing original music that is steeped in tradition, but of its own time. Their songs have been called well crafted, soulful, rootsy, haunting and intelligently infectious. Their
CD I Know Stories was named Vermont’s Best Traditional Album of 2008.

Jim Gilmour. Jim Gilmour is a Vermont resident who began writing songs in earnest in 1998 after many years of music industry experience supporting other artists. Jim has two solo releases with his band: “Flatworld” released in 2010 and “Quarterline” released in

Phil Henry. Phil Henry is a Vermont artist who has been honored by the top tastemakers in contemporary folk. He’s played the big stages – Kerrville, Falcon Ridge – and won top prize at SolarFest and the Susquehanna Arts and Music Festival.

HUNGRYTOWN. The musical and married duo of Ken Anderson and Rebecca Hall, who have been making music full time since swapping their midtown New York cubicles for the hills of New England in 2004. They have received high critical acclaim and much airplay in North America, Europe and Australia.

Jay Ottaway. Jay Ottaway is an award-winning songwriter/producer who studied songwriting and guitar at the Berklee College of Music and cut his teeth in Nashville as a singer-songwriter and producer. He tours throughout Europe and the U.S. He also
co-produces the Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival.

Bonnie Waters. Bonnie Waters is a Vermont singer-songwriter whose warm, sometimes haunting lyrics, weave through a fabric of folk, Celtic, and blues influences. Her first CD, “The Journey” is an exploration of spiritual themes, with a full pop/acoustic folk sound.
Her second CD was titled “Live at The Bean,” and was produced by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

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