Bow Thayer picks Brandon Music
Bow Thayer has gained a “reputation as a sublimely gifted artist.” His Americana music features his tales, truths and fantasies about the human condition. Thayer will perform live at Brandon Music next Saturday.
Thayer made a name for himself in Boston with 7 League Boots, a rock/reggae band that shared the stage with the likes of Fugazi, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Pearl Jam. Then 15 years ago he left the city for the Green Mountains of Vermont. It was here that he explored the Delta blues playing slide guitar for the original Elbow and began a relationship with the banjo ? both in the bluegrass group, The Benders, and on his own ? that continues to this day.
Thayer’s music is always evolving ? from luscious backwoods folk rock to the progressive explorations of his last album, Eden. His newest record, Sundowser, is a return to a more gritty, earthy sound while still continuing the atmospheric sonic exploration that is the hallmark of his recent work. Crafting Sundowser on an instrument he created, the Bojotar, in a studio he built with his own hands, these songs feel as personal and organic as the rural Vermont environs he wrote and recorded them in.
The Bojotar is an amplified stringed instrument that incorporates elements of banjo, resonator guitar, and electric guitar which has been manufactured by the Eastwood/Airline Guitar Company.
Thayer has performed with such music luminaries as Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Booker T, and Ringo Starr. He tours the world but is also known for throwing one heck of a party. Maybe you have heard of Tweed River Music Festival? Thayer and his band of brothers devote their lives to spreading music wherever they go and hope you have the chance to catch an earful.
Concert tickets are $20. Come for the pre-concert for an extra $20. Reservations are recommended for the show and required for dinner. Don’t forget, Brandon Music is BYOB. For more info call (802) 247-4295, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.brandon-music.net.
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