Benefit bluegrass concert on tap in Orwell
ORWELL — The Fried Dough Boys — musicians Colin McCaffrey, Dono Scrabner and Freeman Corey — will bring an eclectic mix of music from traditional, old country, bluegrass, and folk to the Orwell Town Hall on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Orwell Free Library, and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $10/adult; $8/senior; and $5/children.
McCaffrey, a multi instrumentalist, singer and songwriter; Scrabner, a superb guitarist; and Corey, with his own musical fiddle style, bring a wide range of hot and sweet music to Vermont.
Scrabner grew up in Pennsylvania and New York. He started playing guitar professionally at age 12, and traveled from the Caribbean to the Arctic playing in various dance bands. Now living in Lamoille County, he works in education and plays music as much as possible.
McCaffrey, a native Vermonter, is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He has released acclaimed recordings with his band The Stone Cold Roosters, and Vermont artists like Patti Casey, Myra Flynn, Justin Levinson, Lewis Franco, Pete Sutherland and more. He recently won the USA Songwriting Competition First Prize in the Jazz category for his song “Old Porch Swing.” Lending his smooth voice and string wizardry to the best music coming out of these hills, McCaffrey is what the Burlington Free Press calls “A Green Mountain treasure worth unearthing.”
Corey grew up on the family dairy farm in Benson, Vt. He picked up the fiddle at age 9, and played with his fiddling father for contra and square dances and parties around the Champlain Valley and throughout Vermont. He is now a regular band member with Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing.
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